I take these photos in the same location and hopefully, in the same clothes each time. Looking at these photos though, I may have worn a different pair of shorts this last time. Ooooops!. I must say that the poor sports bra is getting kinda worthlless at this point. By that I mean it isn't doing it's job very well anymore due to the inches lost in my upper torso/chest area. Get my drift?
I did wake up with a scratchy throat yesterday and my eyes felt heavy, if that makes sense. I was supposed to do something with my sis but decided to cancel on her. I don't want to get sicker if I am sick nor do I want to infect anyone else. It is flu season doncha know.
This is the time of year that I usually get hit big with something that typically knocks me down for at least a week. It started after about 3-4 years after moving here. I'm hoping to end that cycle this year. Cross your fingers for me people. I hate being sick. I do feel much better this morning.
I have a client in the hospital but I don't want to go there to visit just in case I am battling a virus. She certainly does not need the extra issue and I don't need to be around all of the folks who are contagious. Ick, hospitals are germy zones, right?
Remember, if you believe you might be sick, STAY HOME! Don't go to work and infect your co-workers and/or clients. No one wants to be sick either. Wash your hands, stay hydrated, eat healthy and rest. I also like to take a hot bath. If you prefer a shower, take a hot 1. The steam will help with congestion and the warmth surrounding you will make you feel wonderful. Well, at least it does for me. It also helps to de-stress. You are also the most contagious at the beginning of whatever you may have, so the sooner you take care of yourself the sooner you'll be back to your healthy self.
Yes, although most folks wouldn't think it, ballet is a total body workout. Everything is working the entire time. Give it a try buffers, you might wake up surprised. Challenge!
After that class I took about 10 minutes of the warm-up of a Cardio Dance class just to release some of the tightness in my ankle and knees. It helped immensely. As did the hot bath and ibuprofen after I got home. The ibuprofen was for the swelling in my ankle that I knew would happen. It felt so good to move that way again.
Yes, most of my dance is ethnic, African-based dance styles and believe me, thats my heart but I love the feel of ballet so much. Think of it as cross-training.
Anyways, I have decided that it's time to dance for myself again and now that my friend has moved his dance studio closer to my neck of the woods, I can. And will.