Just the musings of a small-town professional ballerina, business owner, wife, and beagle mama as she attempts to make it through this thing called life.

Sep 30, 2011

Toning for the Show

First off, thank you all so much for your congratulatory comments/e-mails, you're all so sweet. X)

As some of you may know, I got cast as the Lead Arabian for three performances. I'm so thrilled as this has been one of my favorite dances for a long time. However, the Arabian costume is pretty teeny tiny! Here's a picture of the general design of the Arabian costume:
Pretty skimpy right?

I want to look the best that I can for the show, but I want to do it in a way that doesn't involve crash dieting or eating disorders. I'll be eating healthy and doing two ab workout DVD's.

When you plan to lose weight or tone your body then it's important to do it in a safe and healthy manner. If you guys have your own get-in-shape routines for performances or camps then tell us in a comment!

Thanks guys!

Ballerinablogger ~


  1. Good for you for going the healthy way! there are some really unhealthy ways that are totally unsafe.

  2. if i'm trying to tone down (like last year for arabian), run around a track. and each time do crunches/push-ups in between. great for cardio and abs. *jackie warner has amazing ab workouts.

  3. So glad that your not trying to starve yourself, or exercise until u get sick, like some girls would! :(

    For my toning work-outs -
    I run when i can, ;)
    and do crunches, push-ups, and also a few other ab exercise. :) Ballet Magnificat has a great toning work-out that i do when i have time! :D

  4. Can you post a pic of your costume? Im lead arabian too so i wanted to see your studios take on it!!!! Thx so much!

  5. Great post: great blog!
    Check out my post asking for your input on the splits. hurry or your suggestion won't be put up on Fridays post!

  6. Nike has a 15-minute workout that works great! They have a bunch actually.