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Healed from Blindness !

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I CAN SEE, I CAN SEE !!! My big green eyes have been opened in new ways and are seeing discoveries that they never have been before. Some of the things they see are quite pleasant and others well - - not so pleasant.

My eyes were opened by one very special LOOKING GLASS that I love. I never imagined that I would enjoy having a giant mirror to view myself when I exercise. It opens my eyes and shows me so many things.

The mirror is very SPECIAL. IT has character and age and stands tall, yet it is wide like a lady, so if it were a person it would be a she. It has a story to tell me. It's my magical, mystical, golden wooden framed, Wonderful Ancient yet wise LOOKING GLASS that I can seek wisdom from. It has a special place in the room watching over me, reflecting back all I do, so I can be the best that I can be while I exercise. It is amazing what a difference it has already made in my workouts.

She now sits in lazily, propped at an angle, against a wall in the exercise room. She looks on grandly in a lady like manner seeking to show me how I can improve as I exercise. She has opened my eyes in so many ways. Now as I move my body during exercise I can see that I need to work more on improving my form. I though I was going deeper than I am when I do single leg squats. Instead I only go down 1/4 of the way instead of 1/2 the way the ladies demonstrate on the DVD. My dvds will have a longer life since I have so much more work to do improving my form. Thank goodness to the looking glass !!! She never frown or disapproves when I get into weird positions to exercise like when you do the fire hydrant on all fours.

The mirror also shows me how WIDE my Waist and BUTT is. (Now why did she have to go and show me that? Or that little patch of cellulite?) Even though the measuring tape has shown a 6" decrease in my backside and I am very excited and pleased with the decline in the numbers, there is so much more work to be done. The mirror is very honest and does not hide anything from me. No longer is my lower half of my body hidden from my site. She was not very kind to me in showing me how I looked.

Today's workout was P-57 Thigh and Seat Booster. YEA !!! It was quite the challenge for me.

Followed by Tracy Anderson's Ominicentric muscle structure week 1. Her workout was mostly mat work that I found to be very different. It challenged different parts of my legs, butt, and saddlebag areas. It had a nice ab section that I felt, and my arms were burning with the arm work. My arms were so tired doing the arm work I pulled out my teeny, tiny purple one pound weights as I didn't feel up to using anything heavier.

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JELLEN726 2/16/2011 9:16AM

    Thanks for sharing about the mirror and TA method. I was wondering what the Omni would be like. I got the Hipcentric one and I cannot wait to start it.

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MONTY68 2/16/2011 1:09AM

This is a wonderful blog. Your new found mirror, that has opened your eyes is such a blessing, I will say, just like our scale, the mirror will be very truthful and as you say it seems like not very nice, but her job is just to allow you to see.

I love the way you write, very creative. Thank you for sharing.

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SMYLEERED 2/15/2011 11:26PM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing.

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MISS_FIT_ 2/15/2011 8:00PM

    loved that you are making friends with the mirror! soon she'll show you your great new body!! emoticon

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ELLFIN3 2/15/2011 1:02PM

    emoticon blog! It just goes to show when we hit a plateau it may be we are not working as hard as we thought!!! Thanks for sharing in a wonderful way another tool we can use to get fit!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALISHAB3 2/15/2011 11:58AM

    Mirrors can be wonderful things. I truly enjoy reading your blogs.

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JESTICJADE 2/15/2011 11:25AM

    so glad it is working for you

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NATPLUMMER 2/15/2011 10:41AM

    How fabulous! I'm glad that the mirror is working out.

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MONTANA_ED 2/15/2011 9:36AM

    What a refreshing way to think of the mirror. That is so great that you found someone special in there. I want to find that someone special in MY looking glass, but the person looking at me is still a tad too critical. Maybe in time he will mellow out.

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4EVERFIT011 2/15/2011 9:06AM

    What a wonderful blog! So exciting that you have made friends with your mirror. I can see how it would be helpful especially during strength workouts. I may have to do a bit of rearranging so I can do my workouts in front of a mirror. Thanks for your poetic blog.
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PANSYLADY2 2/15/2011 9:05AM

    It's always good when we can find something (or Someone) who not only reflects who we are, but also shows us what we can be. Have a great day!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/15/2011 9:02AM

    Very cool. I'm happy for you.

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REDHEADMOM2U 2/15/2011 7:30AM

    I love your description of your mirror...very poetical!

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CLUMBOY 2/15/2011 6:57AM

    see? told ya! i love that you have befriended your mirror. i think you should name her as well. (if she is as grand as you say, she already has a name--its up to you to figure out what it is :-)

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APIRLRAIN888 2/15/2011 6:56AM

    that is the very reason I want a mirror in the basement for p90x! but we'll see hahaha first spinning class, see if I still like mirror after today! usually on track!

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NEW-CAZ 2/15/2011 4:09AM

    Cindy you'll find your reflection motivating you to keep proper form from now on and you'll notice improvements that much more.
I was lucky that we have mirrored wardrobes in our spare room which has since become my gym and THEY push me into squating a little further and they help with focus for balance.
A wonderful tool!

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KASEYCOFF 2/15/2011 3:54AM

    Great insight, hon - and a really good practical reason why there are mirrors in exercise and dance studios--! Eye-opening indeed...

Good blog!
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