I don't really know what to put for a witty first sentence. Damn.
I'm not sure how many of you read my blogs or anything, but I think I have mentioned before that I am an avid dancer. Dance is a very competitive sport, which surprises many (and amuses many more). It is a difficult sprot and I don't think it gets enough credit for it's difficulty.
Anyway. Dance season is a very hard time for me. Now, obviously I train for dance year round - running to stay in shape, continuing to stretch twice a day, even enrolling in a yoga class for flexibility. I take the sport very seriously.
However, during dance, you get pressured to be extremely slender. Last year, I suffered for awhile with an eating disorder (wow.. seems like so long ago..) Anyway, during dance, many of us are told to be in our best shape. Basically what they mean by that, is if you weigh too much, you can't do the routine. A lot of that is because of the difficulty of some of the moves we do, a lot of flipping, being flipped, et cetera. Like cheerleading, although I hate to say that. Also, we are all supposed to look uniform, and if there are 30 thin girls and 2 not so thin ones, we aren't going to look uniform.
Dance is a sport with a lot of vanity and pressure on looking good.
Anyway. I cut down what I eat during dance season by about half, which isn't really a lot. But a lot of my friends lately have told me I'm losing weight (not in an unhealthy way). I think they are afraid I'm going back to my old ways. What can I tell them?
Oh, and also, in case you were wondering, our current routine has no flipping, as it's a tribute to Michael Jackson. :\