Well, it is week 4 of the 8-week Breaking Ballet course. I’m sorry to say that I actually missed most of week 3 and I’m completely behind in week 4. Still, so far, it’s a great program. Being behind has nothing to do with the program itself. I’ve been crazy busy being an adult with a job and stuff. Plus I twisted my ankle at the beginning of week 3… it’s always something, isn’t it! One really cool feature of this program is that the workout videos are in segments so they can be moved around if necessary. When I couldn’t put weight on my ankle, I could still do the mat work. Another great feature of the program is that Sarah is on Facebook and answers questions! I mentioned my ankle and she suggested switching up and doing floor barre. Awesome!! Send me good thoughts to catch up, keep up, and get up on my toes again!
I have in front of me Misty Copeland’s new book, Ballerina Body, a fabulously pink covered book titled My Anti-Stress Year by Gilles Diederichs, and my copy of Brett Blumenthal’s 52 Small Changes for the Mind that I worked through last year. I also have a second screen open to Sarah Aspinall’s website Breaking Ballet and an 8-week course to Ballet fitness. I’m ready. Sort of.
I’m completely out of shape, tired, and frustrated. It’s not just a physical workout thing to be sure but being fat and seditary doesn’t help matters that’s for sure. I’ve got a lot going on – who doesn’t! – but a person can’t just sit around waiting for the perfect time to makes changes. I’m not sure perfect even exists.
I’m going to use the Breaking Ballet calendar, since Sarah so wisely and so nicely already broke up the eight weeks and I’m going to layer over 52 Small Changes, My Anti-Stress, and Misty’s book and see if I can’t come out of the other end of 8 weeks feeling better. Looking better would be a plus too but it really isn’t the big thing, the big thing is to feel better inside.
So if you are interested in learning more about these programs, stay tuned, because here we go, we start today!!
All will be well,