Tuesday, July 16, 2013
There have been some major NSV’s lately.
My flexibility is returning.
I can bend over, and with my legs straight, put both hands on the floor.
Six months ago, I attempted to do a shoulder stand, and couldn’t lift my bottom off the floor. Last evening I tried again, and to my amazement, popped neatly up into a high shoulder stand, where your weight is more on the vertebrae in the top of the neck, than on the shoulder blades. I was then able to lower my feet over my head, till my toes touched the ground, then in a slow controlled manner bring them back again.
I can almost do the splits in the forwards backward direction, within about two inches of the floor. I will work on that over the coming months.
My strength is improving too.
I can now do press ups for the first time in my life. Not many and not well, but I can do them
I can do 2 x 30 second ‘planks’, again, for the first time in my life.
There have been some minor ones too.
My asthma is much better. Although I still take my steroid inhaler, I haven’t had to use my blue, ‘emergency’ one in over a year.
My watch strap needs several links taken out of it, it flops about on my wrist.
My shoes are much too big! Presumably I ‘spread’ them, when I weighed more, and now they slop around like boats.
I have enough confidence to wear my workout clothes on the way to the gym in the bus, without dreading the humiliating looks, and wondering about unspoken criticism.
My control knickers (TMI) actually control now, instead of giving up the unequal struggle and rolling down, looking like a dog with it’s tongue out in the process.
Then when I take my 10 year old grandson to karate, to the same dojo that his dad and I train in, Jason, the Sensei, shouts at the children, “Come on you lazy lot, William’s granny does this better than you!”