1/28: I'm in no mood to dance. Not flowing with the music, so I practiced slow moves in silence. Got better angles/control with my sahra turn.
1/29: L2 class - ASWAT combo introduction and a taxeem posture drill. Wouldn't you know, they still wanted to dance one more song after I was thinking they were over it...
1/30: TINY CONCERT DANCING. Sold out 'standing room only' concert, I'm trying to stand in dance posture to relieve my back. Luckily, I was by the few people who wanted to dance. Small moves...but we made it count.
1/31: Rogue practice, trying out two newer concepts in trios. Finally. This Month. Is Done.
Let's go back to what I said I wanted to do:
Strategic - that core strength improvement business, as it has everything to do with refining my movements.
Measurable - you bet it was measured in those performance videos, to start. Lost a few pounds. I was able to get down to that zipper (and back up again), people remarked about my posture, and my mom said my stomach was nice and flat. That last 'mom comment' warrants a blog in itself. Let's not go there. .
Attainable - I did it (see above).
Relevant - when is core strength *ever* irrelevant...? Sheesh.
Time-bound - the cold, miserable, sickness-ridden month of January, which also happened to have 5 performances. :)
Closing comments: It is healthy to have non-dance days, since much time is also dedicated to explore the dance things that don't involve actual dancing. But, it was also healthy to push myself every day to reach some aggressive goals. I had told myself that I would legitimately set aside time to dance every day...and it certainly created a very in-my-face focus. My next dance break is scheduled for Monday-Tuesday.