May is a beautiful time of year, flowers are in bloom and we occasionally see a sunny day. I say occasionally because yano, the unpredictable English weather. Last week we experienced rain, sunshine and snow all in one day but that was April so here’s hoping this month we have more sunshine…
So much has happened already this year, I feel like I’ve achieved so much in Pole Dancing, Acting class and progressed in my role at work and we’re only 5 months into the year! Over the next month I want to focus on the following 3 goals.
1. Train hard
Fitness and eating well is always on my priority list because it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Although from time to time I do indulge a little too much on sweet treats, this month I can’t really afford any “slip ups” and overindulge or miss a training day considering I’ve got Tough Mudder in less than 3 weeks. If you haven’t heard of Tough Mudder it’s a 12 mile Army Obstacle course, I’ll be crawling through mud, swimming in cold water and climbing up the steepest hills. With this in mind I need to be in tip-top shape to finish this course without being dragged across the finish line. For the next 3 weeks I am determined to maintain a highly motivated state of mind. I CAN DO THIS!
I’ve been attending an acting class for a few months now. At first, I was nervous because I’m not the most confident person but the atmosphere is so relaxed in my class and you get the opportunity to come out of your shell. Acting is essentially reacting, this is easier said than done though. If all else fails act like a child, kids make the best actors because they don’t overthink they just enjoy themselves, I’m trying to adapt this style in my classes but it takes time.
For the last few weeks we’ve been studying Shakespeare and was given a monologue to learn. I’m due to perform my monologue next week, yikes! I am not prepared at all, it’s time to put some serious time aside and rehearse, rehearse, REHEARSE!
3. Pole Dancing
Pole is one of my biggest passions, I truly am at my happiest when I know I’ve got a pole lesson. The last few months I’ve been working on strength training, really pushing myself to learn new moves. This month I’m aiming to perfect the many moves I already know, my technique is a little sloppy at times so my goal is to look graceful when filming the moves. Practice makes perfect, so I’ll continue to improve every week!