Enjoy your weekend, ladies!
snuggle some moos for me, Luv :)
Verily, Sita. I've determined that each of us have about a 2 week period in our lives when we're the perfect age (in the world's eyes). Outside that teensy window, we're either too young or too old.
bike to/from park 1.5 mi
-Close Pushups (chest to softball) 2/20, 15
-Pullups: pulls 9,3,2/chins 8,2,2/pulls 4,2,2,2,1/chins 8,1
-1 leg SQ (experimentally jumped a couple steps to full one leg SQ pushing off basketball with free hand; on decline ground, which actually proved quite a bit easier than the foot-on-ball step) 1/10/10; 2/12/12
- Hanging Half Straight Leg Raise 3/5, 4, 5
this one's tough cause there's no rest position. I then tried the master step full raise and hit 7 reps more easily.
-1/2 HSPU (progression) 2/11, 12
-1/2 Bridge 2/10, 10
split and pigeon stretching
Play: arose eeearly for me (6am) just to meet my beachbody group for a session.
45 min of Insanity Asylum Speed & Agility set us up right for the day.
Then I and the fam drove up north to Prescott to meet some friends for the day, including a picnic and short hike. The lake, the trees, the air! Ahhhh!
Love that quote :D
I try to picture that 1 leg SQ with basketball on the free hand, are you kind of juggling from 1 hand to the other?
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend outside! :)
30 min Pilates Inspired Core Workout then immediately after that
30 min Radical Flow, advanced yoga class. Phew….very sweaty but also freeing class with the poses here and there nicely choreographed into a dance. Could do crow to headstand and back to crow (in a tripod)! Wasn't that hard as I thought :) Maybe because this time I didn't use a cushion under my head. Just wished i could do it without a wall behind me in case I tip over. Always afraid for that, don't know if it's only in my mind…
- Had a lovely easy breezy day :) with some family time, then saw an art friend and went to the museum -
80 min advanced yoga class Twist Out Our Weekend Vinyasa with Meghan Currie. That was really tough but I'm so glad I could do the whole class, without too much pausing. Side crow to the right went fine and to the other, injured (old) side I rested the left hip on the left elbow (easier version of the crow), then I could hold it 20 sec with ease without hurting the ribs :) Jumping up to handstand from downdog still needs lots and lots of exercising, I'm nowhere near it.
37 min Water Dance yoga class. Lovely, not too hard but a good workout. And surprise: after class I thought I'd try full lotus again and it felt almost easy. Even could lift myself off of the ground for a moment. :) My brother used to do that when we were kids and I remember I even couldn't get into the pose with my ballet legs, so even after all these years: daily yoga really pays off! :)
Having breakfast: a huge green banana smoothie with pineapple.
Happy Monday! :)
No juggling--It's more like a standard one leg SQ, but using one hand pushing down on the ball which is on the ground to assist in the positive motion upward.
More yogish progression, I see. Congrats! How do you get from crow into tripod without cracking your skull?
short bike to the park
-Close Pushups (chest to softball) 2/20, 20
-1/2 depth 1leg SQ 1/7/12
then hopped a step to full negative/hand pushing off a ball on the positive 1/15/15
finally, 3 reps full one leggers, alternating legs. All SQ's done on decline.
I noticed that it seems that my little stabilizers seems to tire out and burn faster than my major muscles. Makes it tougher in such a balance-centric move.
-Hanging Straight 45degree raise 2/5, 5
then 10 reps of the Master Step, Full straight leg. Yep, it's actually easier.
-1/2 HSPU (regulation depth off about a 5.5inch block) 2/12, 9
-1/2 Bridge 2/11, 12
Feeling a bit stuck on these. maybe i'll add in some full bridges just to shake things up.
-Pullups: pulls 11/ chins 10, 2/ pulls 3,3,3,2/ chins 9,1/ pulls, 4,3,2,1
eve: 1 hr group yoga class
30 min Boost your Immune System yoga class
Good one WL, I watched it back and the instructor starts with a high crow, then lowers down with her arms and puts her head on the floor into the tripod. I might have started in crow, let my toes help me into the tripod to stretch up into headstand, don't remember. She does this all from a standing straddle, but I definitely cannot do that :) so I rush to the wall during class. I will see next time how I solved it.
This might help for the one legged squats :)
Hi Everyone! All you Dear Daredevils, Brilliant Badasses, Slowpoke Turtles, & Racy Rabbits, :) Hi Everyone!
The trip to the two animal sanctuaries was SO GOOD. :) I really had a great time. And I'm so happy that I found a sanctuary that I think I could team up with. I going to try to get a few meditation & art projects happening there if I can. Maybe yoga too. Although, I would have to brush-up A LOT on the yoga. I'll keep you guys posted on how it goes. I might meet with them next month & brainstorm a bit on on we can work together.
Yesterday I went to a Zumba class. On the way there I had a big fall. :( My legs got looped by some sort of clear plastic loop that was on the pavement. It went under one foot, then looped around the other, & down I went. Right on my left hip & knee. (The ones that give me trouble.) After the fall I still headed straight to Zumba class, with scratched hands & knees & a little blood. My body was so stiff in the class, getting down low for dance was tough. Also, my hip felt out of place the whole class, like my body was out-of-wack. After that I came home & got on the inversion table -- which helped a lot. I also did some hip stretches & got plenty of sleep. I'm feeling so much better.
Today is my Congolese dance class. I'm really looking forward to it, but I'm a little nervous. Hoping that things aren't still stiff, because African dance can get pretty low, with lots of squat-like movements. But there is NO WAY that I am missing class. :) So here I go!
Hey Everyone ! WoW everyone is doing great things here on fruit !
I am going strong ! body is getting stronger with muscles growing steady. great sleep.
30 minutes lifting weights ( heavy ) for me with 5 simple different compound movements.
then nice easy 11 mile flat bike ride along river.give my tendons and easy ride.
now gobble the fruit !!
great day everyone,
My furred associate in Mother Russia approves, Sita :)
But I think this title belongs to you, Luv. Who else would pick her bloody scraped self off the sidewalk and still jump into an intense dance class!
Sounds like a perfect match with your work and the farms. I wonder if they'd like one of your giant bunnies?
Sweet, Doug! You just keep plugging along, mate :)
10 min circuit (tabata timing)
-alternating over shoulder sledgehammer strikes (averaged about 10)
-DB swings, 50# once warm (averaged about 13)
eve: some walking and a 25 min bare jog
That's what I thought: Who's the Badass here??? Wow, such a fall and still go on dancing, that's some spirit you have!
We all love your posts full of joy for life and sunshine :) Good luck with the projects at the sanctuary, sounds very interesting!
Hi Banana-boy, yes I feel too that the muscles love to be nourished by fruits :) Bananas are still my staple food and my favorite.
This morning workout:
56 min intermediate yoga class Your heart, Your Life. Done all of it except the headstand from standing straddle, really think that's advanced level...Who can do it here and has tips for me?
Will make my many bananas breakfast smoothie now, always looking forward to it :)
1st Day of August and a new chapter begins for me: no more cooking for my son now he has his own place. More time for meditation too, I started to meditate every night before going to sleep, Aimée. It makes such a difference! Thanks for inspiring me to make it part of my every day ;)
Hi Doug aka Banana-Boy, Hi Sita, Hi WL, Hi Everyone!
You guys made me smile & laugh. ;D)
And I'm so glad that meditation has been good to you, Sita. :) That's great news.
Yesterday went well. I'm so glad I went to dance class. I feel totally fine. I woke up without any aches or stiffness.
Today is the same Congolese class again. But instead of 12noon, It's tonight at 5:30PM. (I prefer it earlier, but that is the only time available today.)
Quote for today:
To withhold love for any reason is to deprive others of the very best we have to give. To do so for even a day diminishes a relationship. To wait a lifetime is the greatest of human tragedies.
- Dr. Leo Buscaglia