Ballet Dancer Nutrition Facts

For as long as I remember I have always danced…

As a kid I’d finish school and start my ballet classes. Nothing could keep me away from the dance studio that I used to go to. Wow, did we work! It was demanding and strenuous, physically and mentally. I idoled my two dance teachers and would try my best to do exactly what they told me. It was a world of discipline. Even then it was hard work and it took a tremendous effort to successfully execute the movements. Day after day I would strive for perfection. Getting one word of praise from my teacher was like gold- dust! It wasn’t easy! Then after years of trying my best one day it all clicked into place and from that day on I could feel the movement. I just got it!

I knew where my body was in space, where my arm should be, my eye focus and my attitude. I don’t remember how old I was but I remember feeling thrilled, on top of the world and I just knew that this was what I would do for the rest of my life!

 

 

 

Fast forward …My dream came true, I became a dancer and danced my way around the globe.

Sometimes it was classical ballet, sometimes jazz or contemporary, sometimes tap dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever it was I was happy. The music, the lights, the costumes, I loved it all and the Stage became my world!

When I eventually became interested in Nutrition I was already in my late 40’s but I was still very much aware of my body.

I found this photo and thought how appropriate it was.  How it relates to so many people struggling with weight issues… let’s see how to deal with it …91% determination and 0% excuses , striving for your passion through sweat and tears and finding your mental attitude to make it happen! Creating that hustle of activity and movement and when you succeed remaining professional at all times.

These days as a nutrion and lifestyle coach, the very same golden rules apply and it strikes me how similar they are. The discipline is not rigid, it gives you freedom, to create, to be who you really are, the person you were always destined to be …

Of course life brings ups and downs but there is one thing constant in your life and it is YOU.

Never ever compromise your dreams, life will get in the way but never lose your vision. Go get what is out there waiting for you! It has always been yours…

You really just had to find your way…