Wednesday 2 January 2013

Starting a new year

Well 2013 has started: I've painted my nails (again!) - purple this time - and have been to my first ballet class.

Seeing as I've had about a month off dancing, I decided to start gently by attending a beginners class. It was a good plan. We started with some gentle warm up exercises and then went through a slow and relatively simple barre routine. This is great because it gives me time to focus on the basics of my technique rather than panicking about trying to remember a complicated exercise (which happens a lot in the Saturday classes that I attend sporadically!).

It was a packed class (lots of new year resolutions I expect), but the teacher still made sure everyone got corrections. I discovered that since taking the same class in the summer, my arm positioning has improved dramatically :) However, I have a tendency to sink slightly onto my supporting leg - that'll be my new focus!

I've also returned to salad; only as a side dish though! It at least helps make sure that I'm consuming some fresh vegetables.

So 2013: a year of better grooming, ballet classes and salads?! We'll see...


Cathy said...

I need to do the salad thing but struggle this time of year to get excited about them. I have though bought some stuff today to do lunches for next week...we'll see

Elle said...

Love the purple nails. My nails seem to turn yellow when I remove dark colors... do yours?

I love salads. Even in the Winter.

Glad to read you are enjoying ballet class again.