Starting to dance as a clinically obese person?
The title pretty much encloses my question, but I will give you some details anyway. I am a 27 y/o female, clinically obese (105kg at 172cm tall).
I study design. I will start soon the last year of my BA (however I will be distributing this last year in a total of 2 years), this might not be relevant at start, but I fell in love with contemporary dance because of the close link it has to art and design (you name it: costumes, escenography, film/video....)
The idea of becoming a dancer has been in my mind for at least 4 years now, but age, eating away my anxiety and yo-yo weight struggles, have well kept me from this dream.
As my last year starts and the idea of my thesis approaches my mind, I would like to integrate a piece of contemporary dance in what I plan to do for my final project. So, basically I have 2 years to drop around 90 pounds (40kg) and maybe not be a super dancer but maybe a decent one so I can make a piece of dance by then.
I am well overweight, zero strenght or flexibility, however I am hitting the gym 3 to 5 times a week to tackle the problem, getting help from a nutrition expert, a personal trainer, and other five different therapists every week.
After giving you a brief but intense introduction to my situation, my questions are:
Is it two years enough for what I intend to do?
Should I drop to a decent weight before starting?
I'm I doomed because of my age, weight and health?
What do you recommend as preparation to get started in my personal case?
Any other tips, friendly advice, etc.?
I really appreciate your help as I have no one to ask and it is crucial to plan my future.