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  1. Oh, thanks! It has been going less good the last week. I've managed to keep up with my handstands practice and my water, but eating enough and meditating is difficult to get into a routine.
  2. Quick update: Handstands: 5 out of 12 workouts 90 g Protein: 5 out of 9 days No sugars: 7 out of 9 days >1 l water: 9 out of 9 days Meditation: 6 out of 9 days
  3. It does, doesn't it? The handstand progress is progressing! Haha I had a handstand class today, and it went beyond expectations. Todays focus was on kicking up against the wall, and also do freestanding handstands with a partner as mental support. I was really scared to get up into the freestanding one, and needed alot of help getting there. But when I stood there, I.. well.. Stood there. It felt good. And after the class I stayed behind to keep working on my kick ups. The teacher went through the techniques a little more wih me, helped me up a few times and then let me play on my own.
  4. My weekend didn't go as good as I'd hoped. I couldn't plan anything about my food, so I haven't eaten anough protein at all. Booh. When we're visiting my bf parents, we almost always only eat twice each day. That's really not enough for me. But they also live too far away from any grocerie store for me to go buy anything. Yeah, So I'll have to work on my proteins the coming weeks to be able to pass on this quest. On the bright side, I've been drinking lots. Even though it mostly have been tea, I think it should be counted into the amount of water I have to drink. So I'm easily above 1 l
  5. Thanks guys! It does always feel good when others remind me that it's not a failure just because everything didn't go exactly as planned. Now's another challenge though, and my next thread can be found here.
  6. I decided that a bag of carrots and a box of grapes was the best snacks I could bring with me on my 4 h train ride to my bf. It turned out to be a great idea since they offer free mini muffins in this part of the train. And I don't eat muffins today. Not very rich in protein, but it's better than to fill up on sugar.
  7. Ah, I see what you did there! I guess I should learn to do handstand bailouts then. Hah. As we've only worked on wall handstands yet, I think that's why he hasn't been teaching us any other ways to get out of them. But I don't know. We'll see. Now I know that I should work on them at least! But I suppose that's when you already have the wall handstand that you shouldn't work on them for too long? Since I can't even get up with a kick-up yet, I feel that it's too early to try without the wall behind me? How do you start to learn the freestanding handstands? That sounds horrible and scary.
  8. So, update! Ehm. Where do I start? This has been a week that I've taken it easy. Last week involved crazy much workouts. So I felt that I needed a less intense week to get my energy back. I went to the gym on monday and yesterday to work a little on my handstands and do some light stretching, and on tuesday I went to gymnastics training (tumbling, balancing and animal flow) and the handstand workshop afterwards. Oh and I went to pole class yesterday as well. But that's all I'm doing this week. The handstand class on tuesday was great, and with some help from the teacher, I got so much closer
  9. I think I'll have to learn bailouts now! (I guess it's for my own good as well too) Thank you!
  10. Hey there! That's not crazy at all. I can't do cartwheels yet either, both becuase of lack of technique and well... it's scary. But as you say, working on it does make it less scary. I've noticed a great difference when (trying) doing my handstands now compared to in the beginning. So that's nice.
  11. Haha yes! It is great, isn't it?! Staring with pole made me realise workouts didn't have to be boring! It's nice to know I'm not alone. But I feel that working on my handstands makes it less and less scary.
  12. I haven't practiced bailouts ever. Our teacher is all about getting down "the normal way". And.. To be honest, I haven't been able to get that close to the wall when doing those chest to wall handstands. I'm standning more in a L-shaped handstand, so I'm getting down quite easily. But maybe it's something I should work on when I'm getting closer to those hand stands.
  13. Tackling things like how we see (and want to see) ourselfs can be difficult, but I think that just realising and admitting to yourself that it's something you have to work on is a huge step in the right direction. As the mad hatter said, it's something that a lot of us struggle with and it often takes a lot of time to get to a good place about it. But hey, silks! handstands! How do you feel about going on to the next level in silks? It sounds exciting! Good luck!
  14. Sooooo.. I realise I'm always late to these things. But better late than never, right? So last challenge didn't go great, but also not as bad as it could have. I focused on drinking, eating, working out and meditating. And I'll continue to work on some of those things during this challenge also. So I'll jump right in. Quests: 1. Eat all the protein and nothing of the sugar. Last challenge I wanted to eat at least 80 g of protein each day, which actually isn't as much as I need, but much more than I usually eat. So I think I'll up the game a little and eat at least 90 g of protein. I w
  15. This is so typically me. I start off good with writing and all, but then almost 2 weeks go by without me writing as much as a word in here. But, I did not forget the challenge! I've been trying to work with my goals. The workouts haven't been any problems. I would say I get an A++ on workouts, going to 4-6 classes a week. Drinking water has been a little bit harder, but I've managed to drink 1 l most days, at least 3 out of 4 days. Eating enough protein has been the worst. My weekly mean has been: 96 g, 79 g, 65 g and 80 g during the last month, so I guess it's ok on 2/4. I kept up with the me
  16. I'm in pain all over my body. DOMS, bruises and just aching muscles everywhere after a 6 h weekend pole camp. Now it's time to fuel up with some chicken patties and baked veggies. Yum.

  17. Yes, It's probably just a feeling that I've got. I have tried the crow pose a few times, but my biggest problem with that is my balance. I've continued going to the hand stand workshop classes, and did manage to stand against a wall the last time. So I know I can stand now. I'm just scared to fall over (despite having a wall behind me, totally not logical). I know, right?! Oh yes. Bad weeks will always happen once in a while, so I haven't been feeling to bad about it. The gymnastics classes are great! As you say, it makes me work both on my strength and on functional movements, whi
  18. Hey! Your videos looks great, you seem to have so much fun in them! Totally following you there! (I'm Fridelisan) Just like everyone else here said, 5 weeks is such a short time to notice any difference, but focusing on the feeling rather than just a scale number always seem to be a better way to notice those changes. So glad you like the aerial arts and that you get to try so many different things! I just has to be fate that the 1b class opened up as you decided to go at the same time as your friend. I've been going to silks class as well, but hasn't been progressing much at all. I still
  19. Last week was quite a bad challenge week for me. I forgot to do my meditation during 4 days. I didn't eat enough protein 3 of the days, and I didn't drink enough for 2 days. The only thing I managed to go through with was to work out 3 times. No, last week was no good at all, but I'm totally going to do better this week. (non-challenge-wise I actually had a pretty good week. Interesting seminars and patients in school, great workouts, a fantastic weekend with my boyfriend... So I can't complain that much...) I managed to drink my water yesterday, which felt good. I also went to a dance
  20. Thanks! It feels really good. Yes, you're absolutely right! I love that I'm getting stronger by the day! Ah, yes, that's one way to describe it, I guess.
  21. Seems like you've been working hard with your strength the last week. Wow. Keep it up! So looking forward to seeing your pole stuff! With that strength you're working on, you'll be super badass, I'm sure! Btw, pink puma is so great! And I love these performances that isn't all about sensuality and stuff. Strength is so impressive!
  22. Oh, and todays update: Workout: Check! Protein: Check! Water: Check! Meditation: Check! I went to pole class today. We worked on lots of different stuff. Our instructor likes making us do all the strength exercises (which is really good for me), and I always walk away from there all soaked. We worked on head- and handstands, reverse spin and core strength. We also did some freestyle dancing and rehearsed some pure dance moves. Afterwards I stayed to work on my flexibility a little. And after doing some backbends I decided to try a bridge pose, which I've never been able to do before due to
  23. Thanks! Maybe I'm to hard on myself. I guess it was quite a good first week. Thank you! Yes, those classes are really intense! I always just want to lie down and cry a little after every class. Oh, a really want to see what you're working on! After what I've read, different studios seem to teach different tricks and spins on very different levels. So it's always interesting to hear what others have learned! Oh, yes. Strength is absolutely the magic thing. I've noticed a real change in my progression speed after I started doing more strength training, and having an instructor that focus
  24. Seems like you're having a good start on this challenge, even if the studying isn't going exactly how you wanted. How did the super study weekend go?
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