13 Mai, 2020. Week 4 – The Finale! 30 Days to a Handstand (Did She Get It) & Activity Saved My Life. A 2 Minute Read.

One Ticket, One Round – 

Activity saved my life

It’s become what I do – so I can do life

One that I wished for with all of my might

So why do I do what I do with such fight?

It’s become what I do – so I can do life.

C’est Tout!

C’est tout, c’est fini!  

That’s all, it’s over!

I stuck with it and did not miss a day of handstand training.  Thirty straight days!

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Lots of practice to build strength.

Everyday for thirty days, I worked on the handstand.

Was there success?  It could be framed as such.  Yet, there was NO REAL press-up  JUST a really good 4 second kick-up.

I’m very proud of said kick-up! 

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4 second (if you count really fast) hold!

Tips – 

Stick to the training – even when you feel like you’re not making progress, you are.

Anything worth doing takes time and the body does adapt.

Abs are a mystery! Do a lot of (I did not) abdominal exercises!  

Tip-nots –

Don’t announce you’re going to go from zero to a hundred in a PUBLIC blog post!

Don’t expect instant results, anything worth doing takes time!

Don’t overlook the value (I did) of abdominal muscles.

Conclusion –

Although I was able to kick-up to a handstand as well as launch up from downward facing dog – my goal was to press-up gracefully.  There was no grace involved.

I’m addicted and determined to learn the press-up AND plan to conquer this beast.  I’m going to get there via the crow pose.

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Thirty days was not enough time for ME to master the handstand press-up.

However, a good base was built.  Replaying the weekly videos, I see progress.      

The Final Week –

Day 22.  05/04/2020.  HEADstand is a GO!  I wish this had been a headstand challenge.  

Day 23.  05/05/2020.  Crow pose is growing on me – the face plant , not so much.  

Day 24.  05/06/2020.  Held a handstand for 2 seconds.

Day 25.  05/07/2020.  Continual face plants on crow pose.  

Day 26.  05/08/2020.  For every 2 second handstand there are 5 really weird looking attempts.   

Day 27.  05/09/2020.  Not one good stick.  Felt weak.  Stick with the training.  

Day 28.  05/10/2020.  Wrists are feeling the wear.

Day 29.  05/11/2020.  I’m all nerves and not sticking much more than a quick 1001, 1002.

Day 30.  05/12/2020.  I completed 30 straight days of handstand practice.  And I got that crow pose.

One Ticket, One Round – 

Activity saved my life

It’s become what I do – so I can do life

One that I wished for with all of my might

So why do I do what I do with such fight?

It’s become what I do – so I can do life.

What are you doing during the pause to keep yourself centered?  Let me know in the comments. 

Suz!

 

 

 

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