I have a question on learning step and practicing too. Do you put the DVD in and just push play as you try to follow along the whole way through or do you pause and rewind until you "get it"? I tried Intensity this morning and I didn't do too bad, though she lost me on the figure 8's and a few others. I'm not sure if I just keep trying the whole thing through, will it just click or doesn't it work that way? I did preview the whole workout prior to doing it and I think that's for sure a must. I did Basic Step and finally got that. The first time I tried it, I thought, wow, I can't even do that! I put it away for about a year, tried it again and I was able to follow along. Maybe that's just what happens and I never give it time? I do hope to be able to learn all of Cathe's step workouts. I feel like I'm really missing out by not being able to do them. I love reading everyone's advice on this forum, it is so helpful!
Ok, here is the scoop on step: it takes lots
of time, practice and dedication. Trust me when I say no one is born a great stepper. Just like any obstacle in life, if you really want to overcome/achieve it, you can
! The secret is there is no secret. You will make mistakes, get frustrated, look like a fool, slip and probably fall a few times, but if you give it time, get back up and try again...and again, you will find yourself one year later stepping with the best of them! (yes, that was a reference to myself). Like I said, if you really
want to learn complex step, give it time. Rome was not built in a day
I stepped for the very first time May 2011 (when I found Cathe). No, I did not rewind, use slow mode, or any other helpful tricks. I just pressed play and off I went. I sucked bad. Really bad. BUT the more step I did, the better I got. Weekly I would visit step routines, dedicating only 2hrs/week. I just had it stuck in my head that I was going to "get it". There was a moment for me when I put in BM2 for the first time, and I nailed the choreo in one shot. I think I almost cried. Something that I worked so hard for (no, it did not come easy) was mine for the taking! Of course it's not only about step, but for every facet of your life.
So keep on stepping and I assure you, come next year, you'll be writing the same post as me.