The hilarious and charming star of The Office has decided to document her DWTS journey in a series of rehearsal diary entries posted to her Instagram, and they've proven to be both incredibly funny and quirky, while also being legitimately inspiring and motivational.
Flannery, 55, recorded a video for her first entry, and took to Instagram on Aug. 28 to share a look inside her first day gearing up for Season 28.
"I'm really nervous and I feel old and creaky. And chubby. All the things I didn't think I would want to feel before I started this," Flannery said in the clip, recorded in her car on the way to the rehearsal space. "But here we are! Day 1, baby!"
"I'm just a little hung over," she then added with a laugh as the video ended.
Flannery's caption emphasized her message of the importance of motivating yourself and trying new things.
"Day 1 #dwts @dancingabc if there’s something difficult that you want to do in your life I’m on your side," she wrote. "It’s hard to push yourself after a certain age so consider me your support system! #voteearlyvoteoften #justalittlehungover."
After taking Labor Day off, Flannery returned to rehearsals on Tuesday and kept the motivation train chugging along with a video of herself on her drive to the studio while eating an apple because she's "gotta cut down on the candy bars" to get fit for the show.
"1st day of week 2! If I can do it so can you," Flannery captioned the clip. "Change happens one day at a time. And in 28 days you have a new habit."
Flannery will be joining fellow DWTS contestants Lauren Alaina, Christie Brinkley, Ally Brooke, Hannah Brown, Karamo Brown, Ray Lewis, Kel Mitchell, Lamar Odom, Sean Spicer, James Van Der Beek and Mary Wilson.