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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Well, I have been doing ok- I started out with bad sneakers and immediately developed shin splints (hate those things) but I still have been able to dance some and do workout DVD's. I think they are just about healed- hopefully the new shoes I ordered will be here by the end of the week so that I can resume walking/jogging the track- favorite non-dance exercise by far!

I have been struggling with my mid-afternoon slumps. I would really like to focus on dance in the afternoon while the kids take a nap, but lately I have been napping with them. I really hate doing that since it throws me off for the rest of the day. I don't get to bed when I ought to so I have a difficult time getting up, therefore causing the nap again. Hopefully Friday I will 'reset' myself since I have to go to work.

My workshop is coming faster than I can believe. I still have 18 weeks which on the outset seems like a way off, but realistically I know it is just around the corner. I really need to focus on the DVD's of the instructors who will be at camp, but I take lessons with someone who teaches a fairly different style- I really like my instructor, but the style she is teaching conflicts with the style I like. I am enough of a beginner that this tends to be rather confusing. I hope that I can work through these issues and still take classes from her- I think she has some valuable knowledge, but I wish that she taught more of the style I like - not only is she really nice, but she is so darn close to my house! Ah well, this too shall pass.

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    Every teacher teaches a different way and styles can be slightly to vastly different as well. It is confusing at times to take lessons from one teacher and then another who is quite different! I've been there myself. This dance has never been codified so every teacher has a different name for the moves PLUS a perhaps a dissimilar way of teaching the moves tho their students. Consider your journey into belly dance as personal as your weight loss journey.
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