Friday, January 15, 2010

Smaller and Stronger Ballerina!

Being a ballerina: Today I was thinking about the first day I walked into my ballet class. When I looked around the room and I saw all those young skinny ladies warming up for class my heart starting beating out of my chest. For a moment I felt like running out of that place because of my lack of ballet experience, age and size.

When the ballet teacher arrive I asked him if I was too big for the class. He looked at me and said no - not for this level. That was good enough for me. As I turned to look at myself in the mirror I started to smile at myself because I could not believe I was taking a ballet class at my age and size. This took guts and confidence and I completed the 16 week course with flying color and a ton of respect for myself. I proved to myself that I could do leaps, run, roll, and balance myself just as well as the skinny girls.

So this semester I will be signing up for ballet level II just to push myself a little further. I am sure the teacher will be surprise to see me at my new size. I can not wait to see how high I can leap now that I have dropped the weight. Everyday is a new challenge in my world

Exercise tomorrow: Weight lifting and Kickboxing
Exercise Sunday: Cycling

Go San Diego Chargers!


  1. Ballet sounds like so much fun! Great job on getting out there and trying it. I'll be anxious to hear how the 2nd level goes for you!

  2. You are my hero! That is so cool that you were willing to step out of your comfort zone-and look where it got you.

  3. WOW! I am so impressed! Way to put yourself out there! That is awesome!

  4. I used to be a dancer (a lifetime ago) and tried it again last year just before I got pregnant, yeah the weight makes a HUGE difference... I clod hopped all over that studio - just wait, you're gonna be so suprised at the difference it makes.... in fact I think you've inspired me to use up my extra passed to the studio here... :)

    you're so brave to put yourself out there, but it clearly is a risk that pays off... plus if you're like me - it keeps me motivated to be surrounded by tiny girls

  5. So glad you signed up for the next Ballet class...good for you! :)

  6. I would be so scared to do a class like that. Congrats on going and I can't wait to read all about it!

  7. Hi there!

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I'm glad I did! I'm going to look forward to reading about your continued success!