My lack of sleep is catching up, I need to reset my bio-clock next week, seriously… my head was rocking back and forth when we hit 4pm, you know when you think you’re asleep before you jolt awake? I reckon I’ve been sleeping 5.5hrs on average this week, I should really aim for the 6+ mark. I just can’t bring myself to sleep for some reason, last night I was soft-tapping to music, played Candy Crush and started reading my new book on depression… I bought this to help with Mum – if she does have depression I need to understand how afflicted people think. No idea what to expect, I’m taking a proactive step.
Tonight is my night, I felt woozy but determined to make the most of it. It was basically an hour and half working my socks off, sweat dripped from my nose, my neck, my head, I was very industrious. Didn’t cover many combos, just my basic steps and shuffles – gradually I adjusted my legs inwards so they weren’t too far apart. I kept my feet low and close to the ground, and experienced a variety of ways of balancing on one leg. That was a tricky because I don’t balance well on my toes – I remember once struggling to balance on standing leg – that level is complete, now I’m standing on the ball of my feet which is the next level!
I like a row of lights off, prefer the darker ambience.
I did some of Kate’s combos at the end, but not before exhausting myself with attempts to drop-shuffle-pickup on my toes – still can’t do it yet, not even one. I’m still wobbly standing on my ball to do pickups consistently. I worked on my pullbacks with a small degree of success… on my right side, it’s slow but nevertheless progress! I can just about do my left side – in progress! I must prevail with both.
I took a little time practising that fun crossover steps from Monday, the heel on ball – ball on heel tap, it’s HARD to connect that 3mm tip of the toe! Not an easy move to master but I quite enjoyed it, I stumbled around but I was alone so it’s ok! This little move will be back on Monday, yay.
My leg muscles became really tired from the numerous drops and pullbacks, I wonder if it’s because I didn’t exercise for 8 days prior this week, or I have been slacking too much? In any case I plodded on – didn’t really rhythm tap, I returned to my shuffle and double shuffles, and used the mirrors to work out my balance – I need to be conscious of the way I land my standing leg because that’s the key to better core stability, when I’m switching at speed, I must be able to remain stable and in control in the correct position. I have so much refinement to make, to clean my steps up – to work on the important details, to craft my tap… it’s exciting!!!
It’s been a hell of a sweaty hour and half, I could say productive but I feel unfinished – like it wasn’t enough, I’m not entirely satisfied. I want to do more. Still, it was my time, so it was good to de-stress!
I’ll see how I feel next week, I might need another session just to feel satisfied.
Grabbed a burrito from Changos Burrito Bar for tea, gorgeous – I spaced out eating my nachos. Got back to give my shoes a good scrub, I have honestly no idea why they’re so dirty, they were sticky stuff… maybe it’s the leftover sweat from… people like me!
What a GREAT day!