Happy Sunday, Everyone! I am wondering about something this week. Why are we so self-conscious about what our body looks like? Why should that put limits on what we think we can do? This week, I spoke with an individual about dancing. She told me she had been wanting to try dance classes for a year and she would like to consider competing. However, she was waiting to lose weight and thinks she needs to lose weight before she can do these things. This is something I actually hear often from men and women. ance is for everyone – big, small, young, old! You just have to be willing to let yourself find a new comfort level of being happy with yourself!
Prior to my diagnosis, I had doctors tell me that if I lost weight it would solve my problem. That is a terrible piece of advice. Weight gain and difficulty to lose weight is a SYMPTOM of my polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It was not the cause, it was only part of the control solution. While weight may be important, we need to help everyone accept where they are and understand that what they do and how they live is more important than a number on the scale.
Dance is a great way to improve self-confidence and self-image. To learn ways to control the movement of your body, to feel the release of stress through movement – it is great for anyone! It does not matter your size, your weight, your experience level. We are all beginners when we try anything new. Do not let your idea of what society thinks of you influence what you want to do. If you want to try something, try it! Don’t let a negative self-opinion hold you back. You can crush those thoughts! You just need to take that first step into a new life.