And so it begins.
My lesson tonight was good. We started looking at some steps Boss wants to add to the open routines as well as sequences for me to start doing as exercises. We also took some time to review the videos from the competition and look at good and bad points. We seem to agree on the same points and Boss had a few things to add, such as use of my foot in standard, to set the stage for the next few weeks.
Bending my knees when I need to is another issue I need to work on. My knees are feeling better after the break I have had and I hope they stay that way. I am not allowed to run for now, so cardio is going to be elliptical for the next little while at least.
One of the things I was able to figure out this week was some new motivation for fitness and my weight. I developed some new goal ‘rewards’ for myself and they are more enticing than those I had for myself before. I think this will be a better plan for me and it is similar to what worked for me before but updated.
I also bought a new fitbit today, the updated version of what I had before. I am already enjoying the updates and hope it will also be effective as the last.
One of the other things I discussed with Boss was some small changes to my dresses, although mainly about adding stoning. He agrees with what I have suggested, and I hope the dressmaker does too. We have to start working on the smooth dress too.
Speaking of smooth, hopefully in the next couple weeks we will start working on it again. I am going to do some extra lessons since I have some ‘banked’ from being away. In a way, it is like learning 4 solos and that is how I plan to approach them.
I can feel myself starting to build momentum and I am glad for it. I have some other thoughts but I will save them for a post after my lesson tomorrow.
Until then, happy dancing!