Yes I love ABBA song, dancing queen, that is me or me in the future?, I’m back readers with more about my progress.
After the crazy week of wedding and partying, I shifted my focus back to dance. This time dancing lessons were not enough. I added to it weekly routines such as: going to the gym to do my one hour work out, whenever I can. I also started my diet, eliminating chocolate from my menu. This was a big pain , I am addicted to chocolate. If you don’t know about my addiction, then you will probably learn about it, because I cannot miss saying the “CH” world (chocolate), every now and then. I started eating a lot of protein, salads and of course lots and lots of caffeine. I know, I know I cannot be perfect!
My one hour work out at the gym, gives me that extra attention to my body condition. My work out consists of four quarters. The first fifteen minutes, I run to warm up. The second, I do abs exercises on the mattress, since dancing requires strong abs and core. The third ,I do upper body by lifting light weights and targeting my upper back , since it is my weakest area,this helps me reduce the severeness of my neck injury. My favorite part is the last fifteen minutes and it is stretching, it helps me be more flexible for my dancing. Last week I only did this particular work out twice. I wish I could have done more, but that is better than nothing.
It was a great week full of dance and dedication.Yesterday I had a great practice with IGOR, we did the Rumba and it was amazing. What I love about IGOR (my instructor) from http://www.imperialballroomdance.com/ (feel free to check their website), is his dedication to push me to be a better dancer and dance like the professional dancers. Of course that is really what I want, I don’t want just to be a “good” dancer , I want to be a “great” dancer. Only time and hard work will tell! I hope.
Moving to another subject, not really!, I wanted to show you my progress on my amateur latin dress.I did not think that there will come the time to wear it, but I was wrong.I was invited and asked to compete in April 14, 2012 , in the “DANCE SPORT CHALLENGE” competition . This competition is a local one and on a smaller scale, organized by the Phoenix USA Dance,http://www.phoenixusadance.org/dancesport_challenge.html, feel free to check their website and events. I have been a member with them for years, I’ve done many charity events. Those events always made me feel good, first because I got to SHOW OFF , of course, but also because I get to do good to community and make people happy and smile. I used to be more active with the organization , but since I got into the PRO/AM competitions, I haven’t done as much. But I am going to go to this competition and wear my amateur latin dress, finally!
In my “dress drama” blog, (feel free to to go back and read it), I told the story about this dress. Please watch this small video I prepared documenting my progress on the dress.
Alright , I have so much to do and so little time as you see, so stay tuned for more about my next competition.