Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC

By Jana Kramer
Updated September 26, 2016 05:35 PM
Credit: Heidi Gutman/ABC

Country singer Jana Kramer is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars, fand she’s blogging about season 23 exclusively for PEOPLE. Follow Kramer and her partner Gleb Savchenko, both 32, on Twitter!

Looking back on last week’s dance, I feel like it went the best that it could have, especially with the amount of pain that I was in with my ribs. The pain was constant throughout the dance, so it was definitely hard, but I was proud that I went out there and I gave it my all!

Viewers wondered why I didn’t tell Tom Bergeron about my pain when he asked. Although I was in pain, I told myself, ‘No, I won’t tell him’ because I didn’t want to be the person who says, ‘oh I’m hurt’ just because. You’ve got to fight through it – fight through your pain!

Reflecting on the judges’ scores, I was so happy that Len gave me an eight – that was crazy because he’s a tough one to impress! I had a better score than I did in the first week, so the fact that he gave me an eight means that there’s improvement with my dancing.

When it came time to find out who was in jeopardy, I was so nervous because we don’t know if we’re safe or not until they announce our names. But I was so happy that the fans voted us through because I couldn’t wait to learn a new dance!

Now we’re in week 3 and I’m feeling a little better even though rehearsals went badly late last week as we only had a few hours to practice – and the jive and I don’t get along. For tonight’s dance, fans can expect to see really fast movements and high energy. I’m nervous – I’m really nervous!

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.