Guest Rosalin Posted October 24, 2002 Report Share Posted October 24, 2002 I've been visiting these forums almost every day as they are mostly very encouraging and helpful. But today is my first post because I just can't be silent anymore, because something truly wonderful has happened. After having children in my early 20's and having a truly difficult time of it physically, I decided to pursue a dream I've had since a child. And I figured if I didn't start now, then maybe it would be lost forever. Finally, after many years of hard work, and regaining strength even after a c-section with my last child, my instructor gave me the magic words, "You are ready to start pointe work in class now." All my life I wanted to hear that... even if it is only the last five minutes of barre work in my pre-pointe class, I'd be happy as anything to just know I did it. I still have more weight to lose before I do it though. As I'm 29 and my body isn't that of a 15 year old anymore. Having children can do that to you. It is amazing how much of a transformation we go through as women. So I am marking my calendar with a 6 month goal to continue reshaping my body and losing the rest of the weight I gained having kids, with a healthy diet and upstepping my pilates excercise program. Ballet has been extremely motivating. I'm sure my kids miss me every night when I slip out to go to class, but I also think I'm a better mom because not only am I happier, but they'll have a healthier mom too. I'll be around to let you know how those months are passing by and getting closer to the lure of the pink shoes. Thanks everyone. --Rosalin Quote Link to comment
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