Ok… which first? Good news, or the lesson learned the hard way? Good news, or… oh, good news, you say? OK!
I got my feet off the floor!!! One small step for me; one giant leap for…. ME!!!!! 🙂
Ok, so I was only able to lift them a couple of inches, but after nothing but dead weight the last week, this is a major triumph! You can tell by the expression on my face that this was not at all easy for me to do… BUT I DID IT!!!
And here’s a side view that I took AFTER the Cirque Fit class and after the Epsom Salt soak… and I was still able to to it!
Progress, progress, progress!!!
By the way, William, class was awesome… what I was able to do of it! I hope that in a couple of weeks, I’ll be able to jump up and down, too!
Push ups are improving…slightly. But I haven’t had a face plant in a few days!
One thing, though, REALLY put a cramp in my workout tonight, and boy, is this a lesson learned… do NOT eat within an hour before classes!!! Maybe even within several hours!!! I had a very hard time keeping up because I was working to keep my stomach down. I’m not sure the phrase “push it till you puke” exactly applies here, but I got a sense of what that means. I have to talk to our Nutritionist, Patti, for advice on the whole, “Do not eat after 7 PM” rule when our classes run till AFTER 7 PM three nights a week, and I can’t eat before class. We also aren’t allowed to skip meals, so this is a bit of a conundrum.
Here’s a pic taken during our Cirque Fit Class! (Can’t miss the neon yellow! I’m wearing my TANYS – Theatre Association of New York State- festival committee shirt that says, “We take our Festival SERIOUSLY!”… and I am taking this Challenge SERIOUSLY!)
One last thing before heading off to bed: still not smoking!! HOORAY!