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    One word describes Callanetics: unique. By isolating muscle groups and using tiny, precise, yet powerful movements, Callanetics exercises tighten and reshape your body while increasing strength and flexibility. It is often said that one hour of Callanetics exercises has the tightening and lifting value of 20 hours of aerobics, and, because Callanetics exercises involve deep muscle work, you don't experience the bouncing and jarring found in high-impact activities, such as aerobics or jogging. Men and women of all ages and fitness levels can exercise safely and injury-free.

    Benefits of Callanetics include:

    - tightening hips, buttocks, inner & outer thighs
    - flattening the tummy
    - lifting the bust
    - firming underarms
    - toning the entire body
    - improve overall posture!!

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    HI all,hope you are well today.

    Bellydancing greetings to you.
    well,before I sneak off to do callanetics,just wanted to check in.I appreciate being able to share this journey,it helps me stay motivated,I know I thanked you already but anyway thanks again.

    I am dancing again,yey!!I worked an hour yesterday afternoon,then had another session before going to bed last night,my last session was with a veil,I loved the way it felt though I wasnt so good at it!!
    and the turns left me feeling very sick,not so dizzy just very sick,but I know that time and practise will resolve that,realy makes me give even more respect than ever to those dancers that spin forever and a day.

    all i can think of is dancing,dancing and dancing,its all I want to do.each day

    thankx for letting me share.

    kind wishes


    amanda
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    well I have news,I have three weeks to train up for my first dance performance ever!!I said yes!!

    yey!!

    so here we go,I started dance along with callanetics yesterday,I am gonna have to rehearse morning noon and night plus fit in running the family,the charity and all those other glorious things I do in a day.I feel energised and so greatful of such an oppurtunity,it came so naturally.

    so today ,I practised callanetics this morning,then this afternoon I danced ,then this evening I started to choreograph.
    there were negative thoughts,but they were ignored,I will only listen to the higher voive,the lower voice has no say.

    I watched something about a celeb swimming the channel for sports relief,made me see that this in comparison to that is so very easy,I learnt alott by it and was left forever inspired.
    I feel strength bubbling inside.I know this will work,it will be wonderful.


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    another hour of callanetics,i am so exited.
    all I could think of throughout my whole session was my dance date coming up.
    I have such nerves of exitment.
    I know I can do it,I know I will find a way and it will all be just perfect.

    whats the worse that can happen?I know I will enjoy myself.and it will be fun.I love performing,just never performed a dance solo before.
    the last time i danced in public was as a little girl...awwwwwww

    so wish me luck,today I aim to find one song I can feel and put something special to.


    hugs and smiles


    amanda
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    Miss Shimmy, A friend of mine gave me a callanetics tape years ago but I only did it once or twice. Now i'm inspired to take it out again and try it. It seems like you're really seeing results. Please keep us posted on your progress (inches gone, tightening etc).

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    the food combining boogie seems to work the best for me.

    here we are on another bright and beautiful day.
    last night as I went off to sleep,I had an idea of how to fit i more dance.

    after I practise callanetics in a morning,I will dance to one or 2 tracks straight after..yey!!you see I need to find a way of fitting it into my daily life enough so that when it comes to performing,it comes gentle and natural,smooth,graceful.

    i dance again,a full session in the afternoon with hilary thacker and then do more choreography in the evening.

    when i was cleaning the house yesterday,i was practising rolling my belly,made leaning so much fun!!evven when i am sat here at the puter i am rolling those muscles

    I can see myself in my mind.performing so beautifully.

    callanetics- my face looks so much younger,people dont believe i am 30,my neck is so strong and long.my chin has a beautiful shape,my shoulders have amazing shape too,the ''batwings''under my arms are long gone.
    my wrists are so strong but yet delicate,even my fingers are long and pretty!
    my breasts are fuller,with so much more tone,and have raised so they sit on my chest so much better.
    my stomache is pulling in,the skin alnost looks like new skin,so soft and smooth.sometimes after a session,i feel those stomache muscles pull in all by them selves.
    back and butt ,well my back feels so strong,and long too.i remember days when it was painful,but no more.it has such beautiful muscle tone emerging too.
    my hips are beginning to appear,i no longer get any pain there too.my legs feel long,strong and so flexible too!!

    yesterday at my usual session,I was remembering a time when I found every move a challenge because I was so over weight and weak.but now the stronger I get the more I move with ease.

    for my bellydancing,it realy does help,I have so much more control with my whole body.

    thankx babylonia for stopping by,i am so happy to share my progress.
    i like pilates and yoga too,though i need to get my body sculptedb and i find callanetics gives not only the fast results,but for me its a form of meditation with movement.it sets me up for the day

    hugs and shimmies

    amanda
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    yey!!another hour closer!!

    ok so,todays session was hard work.callanetics works so deep and you can feel it.
    i have a line down my torso,just starting to appear..woohooo!!!!I could stretch so much further''you can always stretch more than you think you can''says callan,and today i found that so true!!

    my back feels amazing,long,supple and strong.
    I could hear my lower voice trying to say ''this will never work,your wasting your time,you will always have that extra weight,it will never go....''

    I thought,what would my higher voice say about this?

    ''you are looking amazing,your commitment will pay off,one day you will awake,look in the mirror and look and feel amazing''


    i read susan jeffers ''feel the fear and do it anyway'',thats where i learnt about the higher and lower voice,it has realy helped me so much.

    and the dance afterwards,I am realy gaining some smooth control over each beautiful move.its funny as i looked at my reflection,i looked at it in 2 ways,one in a negative way and one in a positive way,I assure you I saw 2 different bodies!!!!it was mind blowing!!!
    i stuck with the body I liked,I kept looking at it in the 2 ways...crazy!!lol

    so yes,happy and exstatic with todays progress so far.yey!!

    more dance after lunch

    hugs and thanks for your support.

    amanda
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    waist - 35 inches.
    goal- 28 inches.

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    I put my first choreographed song together,I am so happy!!
    it feels amazing,I am not ready to show it to anyone yet,I will rehearse it over and over first.its addictive,I start and cannot stop!!all I wanna do is dance dance dance.

    but then ever since the age of maybe 4 I just wanted to dance,and now finally here I am making that dream come true!


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    Default my journey so far...........

    No bodys life is perfect,and many have had it so much worse than me,in fact when I now walk down memory lane,and watch my life through the looking glass,I understand so very much,though my heart aches for that little girl,I cry as I write this.
    In my mind I go over to her and tell her,its ok,its ok.and I hold her like I hold onto my very own children.
    ok,now the tears are streaming and my heart aches.
    what do I learn?that the love I lacked as a child,I can give back to that child anytime I want and I can heal.
    how did I get to this point?with dance.
    I started dancing maybe around 6 months ago,once or twice a week.then recently I was asked if I coudl do a solo,I decided to step out of my comfort zone and say yes.
    I knew that to do this I would need to dance alott.so yesterday I choreographed my first routine,I could not believe the amazing feeling that brought deep within,I have realy no words to describeit.Its a journey inwards,one which heals deep down within.
    I feel myself changing into a woman who is strong,sensual,creative and at peace.
    I know that once you start to dance,your life changes in ways you could never imagine.

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    Default inspiration...

    the human spirit is truely unconquerable,the will to win-the will to succeed-to shape ones life-to take control,can be harnessed only when you decide what you want and believe that no challenge,no problem,no obstacle can keep you from it.
    obstacles are merely a call to strengthen your resolve to achieve your worthwhile goals..Tony Robbins...

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