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I am back to assassin. I know I know, I'm a distracted nomad class hopper. But I just love all the people! 

 

I have some other 'stuff' going on in my life that I'll discuss from time to time, but these are my main goals/focus for this challenge:

 

BADASS WOMAN

  • Part of my level 50 involves reducing my consumption. I have made good progress - I need to make more. Now that the weather is nicer, I need to work on my garage. Goal is to have the main area organized/cleaned out by the end of the challenge.
     
  • I got a slap in the face with my last bodpod scan. I NEED to do resistance training to see body composition changes.  I have started a new kettle bell routine that I am really enjoying. Goal is to do 3 KB or strength workouts a week.
     
  • I have been focusing on increasing strength in a different ways with my eventual goal being handstands. I saw significant progress with headstands in my last challenge. I need to spend 5-mins a day working on handstand related things (wrist strength, headstands, wall planks). Goal is a freestanding headstand by the end of the challenge.

SIDE QUESTS

  • I need to spend time working with my dogs. Because my puppy is such a good girl, I don't work with them as much as I should. I must work on training my dogs 3x a week. This includes going for walks or working on basic command training.
     
  • I need to get my customary BodPod scan. I am hoping that my elimination/anti-inflammatory diet along with restarting strength training will help me see a big jump this time. I have to have my forth BodPod scan completed.  Cancelled due to life being too awesome to care :)

MOTIVATION

 

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PROGRESS

 

Week 1 Summary:

Work on Garage: 2/3

Strength Workouts: 3/3

Headstand Work: Done.

Dog Training: 2/3

 

Week 2 Summary:

Work on Garage: 2/3
Strength Workouts: 3/3

Headstand Work: Done.

Dog Training: 3/3

 

Week 3 Summary:

Work on Garage: 1/3

Strength Workouts: 1/3

Headstand Work: Done. 3x free standing

Dog Training: 3/3

 

Week 4 Summary:

Work on Garage: 3/3

Strength Workouts: 2/3

Headstand Work: Done. 3x free standing

Dog Training: 3/3

 

Week 5 Summary:

Work on Garage: 3/3

Strength Workouts: 2/3

Headstand Work: Done.  

Dog Training: 3/3

 

Week 6 Summary:

Work on Garage: 3/3

Strength Workouts: 3/3

Headstand Work: Done.  

Dog Training: 2/3

 


6 week challenge summary:

 

Overall I wasn't feeling it this time. I'm not sure what my problem is. I have made strides in my self esteem and life, which is never a bad thing. 

  • Goal is to have the main area organized/cleaned out by the end of the challenge.

    Fail. 
     
  • Goal is to do 3 KB or strength workouts a week.

    Mostly Pass.
     
  • Goal is a freestanding headstand by the end of the challenge.

    Nailed it. Nailed this so hard. And it feels fucking amazing. 

SIDE QUESTS

  • I must work on training my dogs 3x a week.

    Mostly Pass.
     
  • I need to get my customary BodPod scan. I am hoping that my elimination/anti-inflammatory diet along with restarting strength training will help me see a big jump this time. I have to have my forth BodPod scan completed.  

    Cancelled due to life being too awesome to care   :)
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Yay for kettlebells! Love the motivational poster too. What is your kettlebell routine?

Lets see. I do 3 different routines. So I have:

 

- Swing, Clean & Press, Windmill

- Figure 8 Squat, Snatch, Up & Over Sit-ups

- Split Squat, Half Get Up, Squat to High Pull

 

I've done the routine once, but I like it. I am getting some pretty impressive forearm bruises, and I'm not confident in some of my form yet, but it's coming along. I am doing 3x15 and it takes me about a half hour. I had to take this week off due to a lung infection, but I'm so ready to get back to it! 

 

I loved that poster when I found it this morning, too. I really struggles to accept my progress. There's a part of my brain that doesn't even remember that I've lost 78 lbs. And forgets what it felt like to be totally out of shape and struggling. I've been so focused on breaking this plateau the last 10 months that I've totally lost sight of the progress I made to get to that point. Now that I'm losing again, it's kind of getting worse instead of better. I need to take a deep breath and appreciate things for what they are. 

 

There is no way to prepare yourself with how to think or feel after major weightloss. No matter how far you've come, it's hard not to focus on how far you still want to go. I have started seeing the 'final' body that I want, and it is so freaking weird. I don't want to be a total disaster by the time I reach my goals, so I'm trying to work through some of the mental gunk now. It's not easy, though. 

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During my walk today I decided I am going to do weekly (Mon-Fri) mini challenges as time and motivation allows.

 

Mini Challenge 1: Body Awareness

 

One of my biggest issues is trusting my body. I am a spectacular klutz, and I have a very hard time just going with the flow. I am awkward, cautious, and hesitant. This is crap. I spend entirely too much time staring at either a) my feet or B) the ground. I am missing out on life. I had one instructor who referred to it as purposefully 'looking through the windshield of life.'

 

I need to make a conscious effort to love and embody my physical self. This needs to be in the form of:

- Not staring at the ground when I walk 

- Being aware of my posture and consciously improving it when I walk

- Making purposeful movements instead of schlepping my body about

 

I want to be a serious hiker, and I need to trust my body. I am strong and capable, and I need to act like it. I need to report back every day during the work week with how this is going. 

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Lets see. I do 3 different routines. So I have:

 

- Swing, Clean & Press, Windmill

- Figure 8 Squat, Snatch, Up & Over Sit-ups

- Split Squat, Half Get Up, Squat to High Pull

 

I've done the routine once, but I like it. I am getting some pretty impressive forearm bruises, and I'm not confident in some of my form yet, but it's coming along. I am doing 3x15 and it takes me about a half hour. I had to take this week off due to a lung infection, but I'm so ready to get back to it! 

 

I loved that poster when I found it this morning, too. I really struggles to accept my progress. There's a part of my brain that doesn't even remember that I've lost 78 lbs. And forgets what it felt like to be totally out of shape and struggling. I've been so focused on breaking this plateau the last 10 months that I've totally lost sight of the progress I made to get to that point. Now that I'm losing again, it's kind of getting worse instead of better. I need to take a deep breath and appreciate things for what they are. 

 

There is no way to prepare yourself with how to think or feel after major weightloss. No matter how far you've come, it's hard not to focus on how far you still want to go. I have started seeing the 'final' body that I want, and it is so freaking weird. I don't want to be a total disaster by the time I reach my goals, so I'm trying to work through some of the mental gunk now. It's not easy, though. 

Looks like a fun workout. Not sure what some of those moves are, i'll have to ask Google.

 

I  like how you are working on getting your attitude and mental state healthy as well as your body.

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+1 for Kettlebells!  I added KB swings to my bodyweight workout because I think they are kind of fun to use.  Plus, I think the swing is an awesome way to get my heart rate up.

 

Excited to see how you tackle the mental stuff.  I know I have some food control issues and body image stuff from so many years of being sad and overweight.  I'm trying to give myself a maintenance break for this challenge so I can see what that feels like.  Seems like I'm either losing or gaining but I rarely stay at a consistent weight.  

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Looks like a fun workout. Not sure what some of those moves are, i'll have to ask Google.

 

I  like how you are working on getting your attitude and mental state healthy as well as your body.

 

Yeah I had to ask google to get them. But I like most of them so far. I'm not super comfortable with my snatch form, but I'm working on it. I know it's going to take a while to toughen up my forearm/wrist skin to the bruises. 

 

My attitude is a major problem right now. I'm still having some depression and anxiety issues due to my whacked out hormones. I'm not sure if I should go to an endo, continue with my testosterone and not worry about it, or try some actual anti-depressants. But that's my major battle right now.  

 

Excited to see more epic headstand progress! Also yay puppies :D

 

I got a dog walk in over the weekend, was was great. We are playing with their diet some, so I've been playing with some partial raw feeding and canned food additives. They are both super uninterested in their dry food. ANY dry food. It's driving me crazy. But that's going well. I got good treats going, my puppy has a new gentle leader, and I'm ready to get some work done.

 

I was not in a good balance place last night. I tried some tentative balance in the living room without a wall. I'm still super hesitant about it. I just hate having to bail, I'm so afraid I'm gonna hurt my back. I need to get over that. Repetition is probably the best thing with that. 

 

+1 for Kettlebells!  I added KB swings to my bodyweight workout because I think they are kind of fun to use.  Plus, I think the swing is an awesome way to get my heart rate up.

 

Excited to see how you tackle the mental stuff.  I know I have some food control issues and body image stuff from so many years of being sad and overweight.  I'm trying to give myself a maintenance break for this challenge so I can see what that feels like.  Seems like I'm either losing or gaining but I rarely stay at a consistent weight.  

 

The KB are great for heart rate! It really gets mine going. That's why I want a Heart Rate based fitness tracker so bad. I'm dying to see the calories I actually burn. My new fitbit should be here this week. I can't wait to see. 

 

Society puts so much junk on us. It's ridiculous. My confidence issues affect every part of my life, and it's not fun. After 10 months of plateau, I'm a pro of maintenance ;) I'm SO ready to start losing again. I was not very good with my diet over the weekend, so I'm up a few pounds this morning. And my tummy is not happy. I have all my food prepped and I'm back on the wagon today. I'm hoping the water weight comes off quick and I keep losing. Having dairy really screws me up.

 

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SQUEE! thank you <3 love this.

 

Glad you're back with the assassins! :D Looking forward to see your headstand progress, you've been doing amazing so far!

 

A lot of my favorite people are assassins. I feel like I belong here more since I'm getting the headstands down. I feel like they are going amazing. It's nice to feel great about something physical. It's really helped me feel like success is possible. It's funny how something so small can make you feel so great. I can't wait until I can do them without the safety net of the wall!

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Yeah I had to ask google to get them. But I like most of them so far. I'm not super comfortable with my snatch form, but I'm working on it. I know it's going to take a while to toughen up my forearm/wrist skin to the bruises. 

 

My attitude is a major problem right now. I'm still having some depression and anxiety issues due to my whacked out hormones. I'm not sure if I should go to an endo, continue with my testosterone and not worry about it, or try some actual anti-depressants. But that's my major battle right now.  

 

 

I ended up getting kettlehe bell wrist guard band for my arms. If you snatch correctly, you don't need them. But the bruises on my arm got annoying, so I ended up buying them. My snatch form is somewhat improving, but I still struggle. Ugh, hormones, I hate how they mess everything up.

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Subbing! This is going to be all kinds of fun this challenge! I just know it! You got me thinking about Kettle bells now, because I read about alternatives to pushups (from my wrist instability) and one article mentioned that most movements with a kettle bell keep your wrists in neutral position.

 

Also, I did a headstand in my living room this morning, for the first time without blocks. You gave me the courage to even try! My husband kind of just shrugged and said "you probably shouldn't do that against the french doors with glass..." Haha, woops!

 

Welcome to Week 1!

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My attitude is a major problem right now. I'm still having some depression and anxiety issues due to my whacked out hormones. I'm not sure if I should go to an endo, continue with my testosterone and not worry about it, or try some actual anti-depressants. But that's my major battle right now.  

 

I was not in a good balance place last night. I tried some tentative balance in the living room without a wall. I'm still super hesitant about it. I just hate having to bail, I'm so afraid I'm gonna hurt my back. I need to get over that. Repetition is probably the best thing with that. 

 

 

Society puts so much junk on us. It's ridiculous. My confidence issues affect every part of my life, and it's not fun. After 10 months of plateau, I'm a pro of maintenance ;) I'm SO ready to start losing again. I was not very good with my diet over the weekend, so I'm up a few pounds this morning. And my tummy is not happy. I have all my food prepped and I'm back on the wagon today. I'm hoping the water weight comes off quick and I keep losing. Having dairy really screws me up.

 

 

When I turned 35 I started having increased depression and anxiety.  I eventually got to the point where I broke down and got a prescription.  I went on and off the medicine several times before I finally realized that I just need them.  The other option is to get a hormone panel and that isn't covered my insurance so I haven't gone that route. But, I will say that when I keep myself gluten-free and sugar-free I feel pretty freakin' fantastic.  Unfortunately, sugar is a hell-demon and I haven't been able to slay it yet.  

 

I've had to totally abandon my headstands and tripod pose because of allergy induced vertigo.  Pretty bummed about it. 

 

+1 for Food Prep!  Makes it much easier to avoid the tasty no-nos when there is something already prepared. Can't remember if you can eat or like to eat coconut but I use coconut milk in place of a lot of dairy. 

 

Most of us here understand confidence issues.  Some of us were nerds, geeks, fat, or just plan picked on.  At least here we get to learn/relearn how to just be ourselves.

 

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Teddie!

Soooo I was thinking about what you posted re:not trusting your body. Friend you're one of the most skilled body users I know! With the balance and hooping and strength. Just another perspective, lovely!

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I ended up getting kettlehe bell wrist guard band for my arms. If you snatch correctly, you don't need them. But the bruises on my arm got annoying, so I ended up buying them. My snatch form is somewhat improving, but I still struggle. Ugh, hormones, I hate how they mess everything up.

 

I will keep the wrist guard in mind! Part of me just wants to suffer through it to build up the toughness. The other part of me hates having green bruised wrists all the time ;) My form feels.. ok? but I think I'm landing it wrong. And can I just say, it took me a good 5 min to think of a good way to ask the kettle bell master in my gym how to help me with my snatch without it coming out perverted. I kept giggling to myself, "Hi, I need help with my snatch…" Oh lord, I'm like a 14 year old boy some days. But he said it looked good, let me watch him some, and said I'd find my groove. 

 

and yeah, hormones are a beast. I have an 'unknown endocrine disorder' which basically means my hormones are all over the place and they don't know why. It's making me (and my poor husband) super crazy right now. 

 

Subbing! This is going to be all kinds of fun this challenge! I just know it! You got me thinking about Kettle bells now, because I read about alternatives to pushups (from my wrist instability) and one article mentioned that most movements with a kettle bell keep your wrists in neutral position.

 

Also, I did a headstand in my living room this morning, for the first time without blocks. You gave me the courage to even try! My husband kind of just shrugged and said "you probably shouldn't do that against the french doors with glass..." Haha, woops!

 

Welcome to Week 1!

 

Hi Lady! I'm still getting caught up on all the new challenges, but I'll be over to yours as soon as I can. I love my KB, I got a great cheap set at walmart that are plastic, but totally work. I think it was like $30 for a 5, 10 and 15 lb set.

 

Yay for headstands!! My husband has figured out I'm just going to bust them out wherever at this point ;) I'm so proud of you !! It's a great feeling taking of the training wheels. Can't wait to see how far you get with it, I'm sure you're gonna do amazing.

 

When I turned 35 I started having increased depression and anxiety.  I eventually got to the point where I broke down and got a prescription.  I went on and off the medicine several times before I finally realized that I just need them.  The other option is to get a hormone panel and that isn't covered my insurance so I haven't gone that route. But, I will say that when I keep myself gluten-free and sugar-free I feel pretty freakin' fantastic.  Unfortunately, sugar is a hell-demon and I haven't been able to slay it yet.  

 

 

Most of us here understand confidence issues.  Some of us were nerds, geeks, fat, or just plan picked on.  At least here we get to learn/relearn how to just be ourselves.

 

 

Ok, you got me misty here. I get to relearn how to just be myself. Seriously, that's such a special thing. And one that not enough people get to take advantage of. That really meant a lot to me.

 

I had the hormone panel and it was crazy. In a year my testosterone went from 'high' to 'OMG low'. I have pellet implants, but they only have about a month left on them before I have to start the process all over. So that means this month has been violent and unpleasant. I'm not sure that the lexapro would even stand a chance against these raging issues. I'm really considering going to an endo instead of my normal specialist when they wear off to figure out better what the hell is going on. I can't live like this for the next 10 years. It won't be cheap, but at this point I'm desperate.

 

I'm so glad meds help you, and diet does do wonders. I need to remember that and stop going on benders over the weekend. 

 

Teddie!

Soooo I was thinking about what you posted re:not trusting your body. Friend you're one of the most skilled body users I know! With the balance and hooping and strength. Just another perspective, lovely!

 

Ok, Lightning had already made me misty, and then you go and get me to full out cry ;) I'd blame the aforementioned hormones, but really that was just such a lovely thing to say. Why can't I see that about myself!?! seriously, brain. I at least feel capable and strong most of the time, but I don't really trust my body… it's such a weird place to be. But acknowledging it is the first step, right??

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So yesterday

 

Let's see. Food went good. I gained 4 lbs over the weekend from being an idiot with what I ate, and I've already lost most of it. So hooray for that.

 

I cannot get this cough to go away, and every time I start to cough my asthma flares up (sad face). So I ended up walking on the treadmill at an incline for 20 mins and then did headstands, overhead presses and tricep pushdowns. I was a sweaty mess, so I can tell my body is still fighting this illness (it's some kind of lung infection).

 

I didn't get all my food prep done on Sunday, so I had to make turkey basil meatballs last night. Ugh I'm so miserable in the kitchen, so it took forever. I did get the dogs raw food prepped for the night, but that's all the quality time I spent on them (sigh). We are trying canned food in the AM and raw food in the PM and so far they've actually done better with the wet food. Which is fine, because as a recovering vegetarian, I hate handling raw meat. We played fetch some, and I loved on them, but no training yet.

 

I haven't slept well in a few nights and today I have a pounding headache. Coffee and meds didn't help. 

 

Oh! Anyone who has been following my saga, I had been trying out a Jawbone UP3 and I didn't like it. I received my fitbit last night, and so far it's like coming home ;) It's crazy how brand loyal I can be at times. I wanted to love the Jawbone, but it had a lot of issues (discussed on the last page of my last challenge). The constant heart rate is great on the fitbit, which is one of the main things I was missing. Also, having a display is HUGE. I missed the visual feedback when I wasn't with my phone. I also missed having a button to turn things on/off, so I'm excited to be able to track my activity from the device today, and not the phone (which I can't take to the gym, so I had to start the activity timer before I even went to change). The fitbit IS 3x the width, which is a lot on my tiny wrist, but it's not obnoxious. It's just a little chunky. I like chunky jewelry, so I haven't been bugged by it yet. i slept in it fine. I'll give it a few days and then decide :)

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So yesterday

Let's see. Food went good. I gained 4 lbs over the weekend from being an idiot with what I ate, and I've already lost most of it. So hooray for that.

I cannot get this cough to go away, and every time I start to cough my asthma flares up (sad face). So I ended up walking on the treadmill at an incline for 20 mins and then did headstands, overhead presses and tricep pushdowns. I was a sweaty mess, so I can tell my body is still fighting this illness (it's some kind of lung infection).

I didn't get all my food prep done on Sunday, so I had to make turkey basil meatballs last night. Ugh I'm so miserable in the kitchen, so it took forever. I did get the dogs raw food prepped for the night, but that's all the quality time I spent on them (sigh). We are trying canned food in the AM and raw food in the PM and so far they've actually done better with the wet food. Which is fine, because as a recovering vegetarian, I hate handling raw meat. We played fetch some, and I loved on them, but no training yet.

I haven't slept well in a few nights and today I have a pounding headache. Coffee and meds didn't help.

Oh! Anyone who has been following my saga, I had been trying out a Jawbone UP3 and I didn't like it. I received my fitbit last night, and so far it's like coming home ;) It's crazy how brand loyal I can be at times. I wanted to love the Jawbone, but it had a lot of issues (discussed on the last page of my last challenge). The constant heart rate is great on the fitbit, which is one of the main things I was missing. Also, having a display is HUGE. I missed the visual feedback when I wasn't with my phone. I also missed having a button to turn things on/off, so I'm excited to be able to track my activity from the device today, and not the phone (which I can't take to the gym, so I had to start the activity timer before I even went to change). The fitbit IS 3x the width, which is a lot on my tiny wrist, but it's not obnoxious. It's just a little chunky. I like chunky jewelry, so I haven't been bugged by it yet. i slept in it fine. I'll give it a few days and then decide :)

Have patience with the sleep thing. It is more likely your food bender over the weekend is affecting more than just your water weight (glad to hear that's almost gone!), so give your body some time to purge the crap and settle.

I'm glad to hear the fitbit is working out so far! And yeah, not carrying your phone around all the time for feedback is nice!

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Update for Day 2.

 

Food was on. point. yesterday. Did great there again. Lost a little more this morning. I'm only like .4 above where I was last week, so I'm definitely recovering from my food bender well. I need to not make so many poor choices on the weekend. It's not like 'eat all the ice cream' or anything, but I definitely partook of things my body doesn't like (like nuts, and dairy, and gluten, ugh). My rings were practically spinning off of my fingers yesterday, so I know the inflammation is getting under control.

 

My workout yesterday was decent. I did the stair stepper for 15 min and then the elliptical for 15 min. I had a very good headstand practice after that. I was -><- close to kicking into a balance with a forearm stand. I only lightly touched the door behind me once. If it hadn't been there, I probably would have recovered fine. So that is feeling better. I'm still super scared when I do it without the safety of a wall or door behind me. It's mostly mental, so I need to work on that. I was super sweaty when I was done, my poor body is still recovering from this lung infection.

 

I might try some kettle bells today. I'm still not feeling great, but it's been 3 weeks and I'm in desperate need of getting a hard core workout in. I might pick one of the ones with some lower intensity stuff, I don't think i'm ready for KB Swings. I just don't sleep as well when I'm not working out hard, but the last thing I need is a major asthma attack. So I'm torn.

 

The first 2 days I did decently with my body awareness. I am best at it when walking down the hallway. I also take deliberate steps when climbing in/out of my toddler's loft bed when making it, or putting her to bed. I pay attention when I'm doing headstands, but I'm not as good during cardio. I kind of check out of everything when I'm doing repetitive things. I am making sure to listen when sitting, and to get myself situated properly so I don't get a back ache (I'm sitting at a temporary desk and tend to slouch). I haven't felt self conscious at all this week, and this is day 3 of wearing a tight, form fitting dress. So I'm getting better there. 

 

I have a new mantra. I follow Amy Clover's newsletters, she's from Strong Inside Out, and I met her at camp. She's been talking a lot about the power that mantras can have. So the one I adopted yesterday is "what are you afraid of." Because seriously, what the hell AM I afraid of? That's a good damn question. 

 

Ok I have to get to the gym so I can get some work done. I'm always excited about headstand practice time!

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Story time!

 

One day I was in the gym, doing whatever, and a tiny brunette walks in. She walks up to the wall, flips into a handstand, and starts doing handstand pushups. Mind. Blown. She was officially my gym class hero. I asked around, and it turns out she was an American Gladiator (!!) in the 80s, and was now a big time obstacle runner in her spare time.

 

Ever since then, i've been working towards handstands. I suck miserable at them, so I'm working my way up while focusing on headstands. 

 

Today I did something I was reading (from Amy Clover) about checking in with my body before my workout, setting an intention, picking a mantra, listening to appropriate music, and then seeing how things were at the end. I felt good, I wanted to feel happy when I was done, and I decided on 'choose joy' for my mantra. Put on some pumping music, and began to dance/walk on the treadmill for my warmup. 

 

I did a hard kettle bell workout. My lungs did great, although it did wear me out pretty good. Afterwards, I did my headstands.

 

The headstands weren't amazing. I had just crushed my shoulders with snatches (hehe she said snatches), and I was only able to hold them for 5-8 seconds. My form was ok, and I was mostly playing with kick-ups (which look awkward still) and leg position. When I was done, a guy was ogling. I took out my earphones and gave him a quizzical look (it's a small group that I see regularly, he wasn't someone I knew). He sputters at me, "oh wow! that was awesome!" I thanked him and told him I was working on it. He continued, "I could never do that!"  I was too tired and surprised to assure him that he could, indeed, learn to do it. But the sentiment was much appreciated. 

 

Mission: accomplished. I left that place feeling super happy and uplifted. I found joy in all of my movements, and watched my body accomplish hard work in the mirror. Some days, it really is that easy <3

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That's really cool! Both the woman and the headstand guy!

 

As an aside - I keep reading your thread title as Teddie tames her breasts. Every single time.

 

I'm glad it's not just me!! Eh well, I'm keeping it. It makes the 14 year old boy in me giggle :)

 

That's so cool that after watching the American Gladiator girl that someone was looking at you with the same awe.  You should get yourself an AG outfit for the gym :)  Something shiny!

 

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YES!! I totally need something like this. I need to try to find her back in her glory days. she was outstanding. I am super excited to be someones boggle moment. It felt great. 

 

Wow that's so awesome! Congrats and that epic (and much deserved) compliment/ogling.

 

 

Thank you! it did pretty much make my entire day. I don't rely on such things, but it was much appreciated .

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That's really cool! Both the woman and the headstand guy!

As an aside - I keep reading your thread title as Teddie tames her breasts. Every single time.

Me too

hmmmm... sent by magic.... or fairies.... or small woodland creatures maybe? how does this thing work?

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