This week I retired my 1973 white leather skates. They didn’t work. My feet ached and I couldn’t skate well. Well, that is, the three times a winter I hit the ice.
I could fit skating several times a week into my schedule. If I did, I probably would no longer windmill my arms attempting to remain upright. I wouldn’t shuffle along being overtaken by five year olds. It just takes commitment and practice. Yes, that’s all. Commitment and practice.
It’s the same advice I give participants in my workshops. If one only behaves or eats in a particular manner when on best behaviour or on special occasions, then it will never be natural, comfortable, or second nature.
I went for my first skate on my new 2011 high tech skates today. My feet didn’t ache but I didn’t look like Elizabeth Manley or Michelle Kwan either. I must make a date with commitment and practice. Hmmmm….or maybe a sequined outfit.