I think tonight’s class went a little smoother than last week’s. That is, I was able to learn the routine more easily. The final time we did it, I did it right. Better late than never…?
After warm-up and stretching we did a focus-on-abs sesh which was SO intense but I’ve always had relatively okay ab muscles because I’m always tensing them from anxiety. We did front crunches, then crunches to the left and right, then crunches to the front, then circular motion crunches, then other-direction-circular-motion-crunches, then side crunches, then other side crunches, then bicycle crunches, then lying down scissor leg things. Then we did a front plank for 30 seconds. Did I mention it was non-stop? Yeah. The ol’ abdominals will be sore tomorrow.
I think I strained my left hip flexor during the scissor leg switch things. I have iced it but I am a bit sad because it hurts and I’m really hoping it doesn’t get worse because I have ballet tomorrow. I can still move my leg just fine, it just hurts when I do. Should I rest it and not dance if it’s worse? I don’t know. I really don’t want to miss a class.
Oh, the routine we learnt was burlesque-y and really fun!
I sweated so much. Like, is that normal? I feel like I’m the only one sweating that much!? I mean, everyone in the class sweats but I feel like I sweat The Most. I think I might feel like I’m sweating more than I actually am, but still. Does it mean I’m extremely unfit or something? Please advise.
When the class was over I went downstairs and was taking my shoes off when I realised the girl sitting next to me was the girl from the class I’d just done who was very good. A total natural. I complimented her on her dancing and asked how long she’d been at it. She said 3 years since age 18. That gives me hope!!!!! We left together and were walking to our respective forms of public transportation and she said that if I keep at it and take about 3 classes per week (exactly how many I’m doing at the moment!!!) then I should see improvement in no time. She was really lovely and I’m glad I spoke to her.