I have never sweated so much as when I used to do ballet classes, before the break.
I had actually never really experienced sweat like that before. I remember at my Sydney studio, where the class standards are super high, I would have beads of sweat dripping from my wrist to the floor towards the end of the first plié combination. It was the first time I had ever seen people take sweat towels into a dance studio.
I loved that.
For me, apart from the burning muscles, the sweat was the most immediate concrete evidence of how hard my body was working.
I really, really, loved that.
Then once I had some recorded private classes to learn from at home, I started, and continued, to work up that fabulous drenching sweat during my home classes too.
I posted many a sweaty post-ballet photo on Instagram.
As someone who had never been good at ANY athletic activity, I was wearing that sweat loud and proud!
And I’m delighted to say that I have started getting my sweat back. Which is telling me that I’m able to work my body harder and harder.
This is exciting stuff for me right now.
Today, I wasn’t able to do anything else apart from my ballet and exercise bike/physio, as I’m very wiped out from a few big days, BUT I’m sweating y’all!
And… I. LOVE. IT. 🙂
In fact, today I managed a warm-up tendu exercise, a full plié combo left and right AND just a little bit of extra foot work.
With the addition of the bike straight afterwards, I was drenched in sweat!
So, here’s to sweating it out!