My present weekly instruction and practice work-out schedule.
byon 10-24-2011 at 12:16 AM (811 Views)
“Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be a time. Let it first blossom then bear fruit, then ripen."
- Epictetus (C. 55 – C. 135) Greek Stoic Philosopher
My gym workouts now have evolved to look like this:
* 1 hour to 1 & 1/2 hours Belly Dance warmup, drills, and choreography practice.
* 1 & 1/2 to 2 hours weights.
* 1/2 hour stretching and cool down.
I do this a minimum of three times a week, and more often when I can fit it in.
Presently I am also attending 2 - 1 hour classes of instruction per week under two different teachers.
Next student Gala: Fri Nov 4. 2 choreographies.
I noticed today that I think it's funny how at this point the two different Continuing Beginner level choreographies that I am practicing actually now seem too short at 2 minutes each, even though they are twice as long as the Beginner level ones I did in June which were each about 1 minute, or maybe about 1.5 minutes at the most. Then compare that with the Intro level choreography I did for the very first time back in Dec 2010 which I think might have been just about .5 minutes...maybe 1 minute at the very most.
Anyway, I think I am now becoming a common place sight at my gym where I start each workout now with at least an hour of belly dance practice before I go up to the weight room and start working out with the iron. It feels good to sweat, regardless of what I'm doing, and it also feels good knowing that I'm putting almost daily effort and time into perfecting my dance technique as well as the aesthetics, strength, and flexibility of my body. Both require repetitive, steady effort, and only show improvement with cumulative practice over time.