Up and down… Those are the two words that come to my mind when I think of my body and weight, especially my weight in the ballet world.
Every day since I was around 12 years old, I looked at myself in the studio’s mirror for any changes in my body. And if I am completely honest, I still do. However, I do it in a different way now, and especially after I took The Dancer’s Best Body Program and thought more about what my body truly needs.
Once puberty hit (which did not affect me on a big scale), and my muscles began to grow as a result of not applying correct ballet technique, I then started to get concerned. So yes, I have been “dieting” since my early teens.
My story gets even harder after I hit the age of 15, where I began to restrict myself with an almost “no-carb-no-fat” diet. I was going to dance Swan Lake, so… I had to look my best!
Of course, I reached a beautiful figure for the stage, but it did not last. One other result I had from this diet was losing my period, which is never a good sign.
When I moved to the United States from Venezuela a lot changed. I experienced a combination of stress, eating bigger portions, having huge cravings for carbohydrates and not knowing what to choose at the grocery stores.
I gained around 26 pounds. And when I got my period back, it all got worse with my hormones. The United States’ food is different, a number of chemicals, preservatives, sugar, and salt are extreme. I was not used to that.
For two years I tried different things: going vegan, trying Herbalife shakes, gluten-free, going back to my restricted diet, going to a great nutritionist, etc. Yes, there is a lot of information I have grabbed from different sources, and I have learned from my failures. What diet do I have to follow? Should I just starve? Should I just eat fish instead of being vegan?
I needed answers!
The Dancer’s Best Body Program helped me find the answer. If you put all the information that is in the modules together, you will get THE secret for your body’s success. You are guided to finding what is best for YOU.
This program refreshed the information I had in my memory, but Jess made everything very clear. The course does not only have details about macronutrients, how to balance plates, or how to choose the best food plan and foods at the market, but also how to apply those to our everyday dance routines and achieve a balletic yet strong body.
But I think that the most important thing The Dancer’s Best Body Program taught me was that I have to focus on my mental state first hand. I realized that I had been my worst critic and I was beating myself up every day at the studio. My self-esteem was on the floor, and I was unmotivated.
I don’t need to beat myself up if I eat a certain thing. I don’t have to care about what other people say about my body.
I don’t have to pay attention to that day I took class a little-bloated from the meal beforehand.
I don’t need to compare myself to others.
I don’t need to look at myself in the mirror and hate everything I see.
The Dancer’s Best Body Program will not only help you succeed by providing the information about the best foods out there and how to balance those into your busy routine but also it will definitely help you to apply the information to create what is best for YOU.
YOU are your own boss, so listen carefully to what Jess says and listen to your body’s needs. We only get one body, and if you take care of it like a treasure, it will definitely be grateful and will dance everything you ask it to dance.
Are you interested in results like Claudia’s? The Dancer’s Best Body Program is open for enrollment thru February 4, 2018.
For more on Claudia’s Journey visit her blog at Claudia’s Journal