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A Dancer’s Body – Discipline and Balance

“The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.” – Isadora Duncan

The other day, I posted for MLSlavePuppet’s Tie Me Up Tuesday. It was a foot harness and it reminded me of ballet for some reason. With pink rope, I did the tie again and posed in relevé.

DISCIPLINE OF A DANCER’S BODY

Relevé

I don’t have the discipline of a dancer to maintain my body to industry standards. In ballet, a dancer’s body is slim and I’m rather curvy in all the wrong places. Even while I did dance, I never had that sort of discipline.

It’s clear to me that I will never have that ideal dancer’s body and I’m okay with that. Once upon a time, I did want a body that looked like those you’d see in Swan Lake or the Nutcracker. But now, goals have changed and that’s not the aesthetic I’m aiming for.

I really like being considered strong. It’s something that some men like, but other men cower at. I’m not looking to be a bodybuilder and my goal isn’t to enter into those bikini competitions. But, I do want defined muscles that is gained naturally.

It will take discipline, but just not the same type of discipline. This time, it’ll be more so about consistency. I won’t have to perfect my plié. Although, I do need maintain good form when I squat. There won’t be a need to basically starve myself, but I do need to fuel my body with nutritious foods.

BALANCE OF A DANCER’S BODY

Attempting an Arabesque

But I also need to make sure that I’m not consumed by my end goals. I used to be the sort of person who’d spend three to four hours at the gym each day. It left little time for anything else and I let it consume my life.

Like a dancer’s body is able to balance in relevé, on pointe, or in a pirouette, I need to maintain balance in my life. Working on myself is a definite must, but I also need to remember my relationships with others.

I’ve always been one extreme or the other. Consumed by aesthetic or consumed by other things in life. I went from this fitness fanatic to a lazy bum overnight. When I met Sir, I wanted to devote most of my time to him so I let my fitness slide. I may have been injured, but it didn’t take this long to recover. I’ve also become consumed with this blog. Fitness took the backseat to ensuring that I had posts written for this blog. This blog also started at a time when I was writing a poem a day so it requires even more time.

Neither extremes are healthy habits so there is an importance for balance. Physical balance is also needed as I do add in unilateral training into my workouts as it helps point out deficits in certain areas of the body and helps strengthen them.

FITNESS FRIDAY – WEEK TWO RECAP

I did workout a bit more this week. Not only did I workout twice, but I also went for a couple of walks. Workouts were intense and my heart rate spiked a bit too much.

The first workout was more like yoga, but not quite. It was more dynamic and definitely required more stamina and strength. The second workout was closer to Tabata style training and it was a twenty minute workout. Weights were involved as well so not only was it a bit of strength training, but it was cardio as well. Tabata style training seems to be too intense for me so I think I’ll begin writing my own program as the ones out there never seem to fit my exact needs.

Yours Truly,
The Sassy Sub Daily

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19 Comments

  1. Go girl! I started some strength training a few weeks back and it’s only like 5 minutes warmup, 12 minute lower, 5 min arms, 10 minute abs, low impact no weights and have already began to see results! Consistency is key. And don’t over do it you will burn out. Slow and steady! Fun fact…sex burns more calories then most cardio.

    1. Just two weeks in and I see some results. My shorts were starting to fall down a bit today. I wish I could have sex more often, but a “normal” sex like is not possible with lover. He has a kid so it sometimes, it leads to lover cancelling on me so he can take care of his kid.

      1. Great job! Aww pesky kids! A few of ours still live at home but our youngest is 17 so we just tell them goodnight and lock the door😘

      2. Haha. His kid a bit younger and since the kid has dealt with the divorce, lover and I agreed that his kid should always be the priority. So if his kid is with him, it’s better if I’m not there so he can spend that time with his kid.

      3. I agree 100% 😘 gotta watch out for the babies! And so awesome you are on board

  2. I love what you did with the foot harness and the way you have used it to reflect the ballet shoes. I also like the way you have explained the role of fitness and your attitudes towards it. It sounds like you are doing great with your fitness Friday too 😊

    1. Thank you. I sat there wishing I had a tutu haha. I wanted to ditch the legging and wear a black tutu to fit the ballet part even more haha.

  3. These are wonderful and what a great job u have done of the rope thing – love how they almost look like the ballet slippers
    May x

    1. Thank you. I’ve always liked how ballet slippers with the tights and leg warmers looked. In high school, I bought another pair because I did dance at school, but even now, I wish I still had a pair.

  4. I do like the foot harness, it gives you added grace to your images

    1. Thank you. It was different than what Sir normally sees from me. Haha I guess a break from the raunchy stuff I normally send him was warranted.

  5. I always loved the idea of ballet dancing but due to lack of fitness and coordination never gave it a go. I really like the clever use of rope in the image, beautiful.

    1. I lack coordination as well. I’m always tripping over my own two feet. I set the camera on timer then got into place, but waited for the last second to actually get into a pose that required balancing of any sort as the previous attempts, I had fallen over.

  6. Posy Churchgate says:

    I admire your strength and stamina, and the rope ties around your feet are so clever!

    1. Thanks. If only I could still dance…

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us and for linking to loveyourselfie 💗

    I agree living in extremes isn’t healthy and finding balance is much more sustainable. I wish you success as you endeavour to find that balance.

    Sweetgirl 🌸

    1. Thank you. It was much easier when I was working with a trainer, but with COVID, I’m pretty much on my own in terms of discipline.

  8. I really love the pictures in this post, you look so graceful!

    1. Thank you.

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