pre-competition disorder

fascination

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#1
:shock: :shock: :shock: hyperventilating...brown paper bags anyone?...

let's see

sleepless
pro getting more anal
hungry
irrationally convinced that i have forgotten everything;)
have no life outside of my lessons, the gym, the tanning salon, the nail salon, and my closet (figuring out what stays and what goes)
 

fascination

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#5
not focused enough to answer that mq....actually, I think I am just poking fun at myself as a coping mechanism...b/c I should know better by now, but I feel some of that stuff creeping in around the edges...there's also the excitement, and some things that I feel pretty confident about BUT, ya know the other stuff is there too...its a battle, lol...meh, off to the symphony with dh tonight...will see if I can sit still that long...note to self...they serve wine there..i think
 

fascination

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#7
okay...last post for a while....PROCRASTINATION...lol...omg I had no time for this today...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...bye til sunday folks...ps...someonme else list a symptom okay>?
 
#9
I do fine up until the day before... and then start eating everything in sight. The more fattening the better. I guess just can't stand looking good in a skimpy dress :)
But the real problem is being calm up until the last 10 seconds before walking on the floor, and then being in a fog until jive starts... doesn't seem to get any better over time.
 

mamboqueen

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#11
I do fine up until the day before... and then start eating everything in sight. The more fattening the better. I guess just can't stand looking good in a skimpy dress :)
But the real problem is being calm up until the last 10 seconds before walking on the floor, and then being in a fog until jive starts... doesn't seem to get any better over time.
I have a somewhat similar experience (and I have already started eating ridiculous amounts of food, but my dress actually has enough room for another 5-10 lbs of me)...and then getting on the floor and the first couple of dances are an out-of-body experience for me. I calm down the longer I am out there, though. Then...I start to have the "what do I have to lose?" mentality.
 
#16
...and then getting on the floor and the first couple of dances are an out-of-body experience for me. I calm down the longer I am out there, though. Then...I start to have the "what do I have to lose?" mentality.
Yeah more than one shot on the floor does help. Unfortunately, as amateurs doing only one style in only one age group, we often get to dance just once (as in straight final). That stinks big time.
Any tips?
 

mamboqueen

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#17
Yeah more than one shot on the floor does help. Unfortunately, as amateurs doing only one style in only one age group, we often get to dance just once (as in straight final). That stinks big time.
Any tips?
Maybe do several run-throughs prior to getting on the floor? I'm so used to my practice regimen of 20-30 minutes on the ellipse machine, 20 minutes of stretching, and I don't really hit my "ideal" dancing for another 15 minutes or so into practice....I'm not quite sure how I'm going to deal with getting on the floor and trying to dance my best right away, too.

Maybe some others here have some suggestions?
 
#18
I spend the last couple of days before a comp feeling totally unprepared. Then throw in a good anxiety dream or two (quite like those final exam ones back in college, or the ones just before traveling).

I'm always very nervous for the first heat of the first round. I'm usually fine after that.

After it's all over, I feel like eating everything in sight.
 

Gumby

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#19
Ok - I'm in pre-comp shoe problem - what H*--total meltdown.

Long, long stupid rant coming :(

My right shoe developed a nasty wobble at IGB - so right after the comp I order new shoes - three week back order as usual - they finally come it- box says 6 shoe is 7 - shoes go back re-order - on back order (why am I not surprised) - used wobbly shoe at studio exhibition - almost fall on kester - shoes go in bottom of closet - comp approaching shoes STILL on back order - go to local capizio - get spiffy shoes with nice criss-cross andkle strap but its in a heel height 1/2" higher than usual but I have a week to get used to them - great practice next day- shoes seem to be working well should be used to the different heel by comp day -- call cancel shoe order - next day elastic seperates from strap buckle loose!!!!

take shoes back - No more in my size &*^%$. Get upolstry thread and leather needle - do quick fix - go to practice YEAH it worked - yesterday - breaks AGAIN - shoe repair shop MAYBE they will be ready on Thursday - still haven't done my V to speed in new shoes.

Pro cancelled lesson yesterday - may be a daddy by now - practice schedule for the rest of the week up in the air.

Anyone have a paper bag I can borrow.
 

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