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!

 

 

 

2 Comments

    1. Bonjour et merci. The handstand challenge really made me feel stronger. Hope all is well and you are enjoying the warmer weather up north. It’s harder as we get older, but strength training seems to be the key. Take Care.

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