I have finally, finally gone back to ballet. Illness and flaring up of old injuries have kept me away. I have started slowly, but am going to a very nice adult class. I need to build strength, both muscular and cardio-wise, plus I need to be more stretched. The first time I went was very difficult and overwhelming. I felt so out of my body. My brain and muscle memory knew what to do, but the body could not respond. Today it was a little easier, and definitely more enjoyable. There were times when I was very joyful and smiling and having fun. If I am going to do this however, I need to get to class at least twice a week, preferably more. Mostly I just need to go to bed earlier so I can get up early enough to get to one of the many morning adult ballet classes.
It is still the most enjoyable way to move one's body and exercise.