Posts Tagged Frogs
I’m doing it! Yes, I am!
After my last disappointment I decided on a new goal: somewhere, somehow do 113 “Frog Poses” from Kundalini yoga. When doing properly, they work out your bum, calf, abs, lats, and quads, as well, as opening your chest and working on your biceps. Pretty impressive, isn’t it? Anyways, I’m feeling
like j-lo all powerful!
This is how my progress is going:
Day 1: 8
Day 2: 14
Day 3: 17
Day 4: 23
Day 5: 26
Day 6: 32
Day 7: 35
Day 8: 32
From days 2 to 4 my calves were in total pain and my abs were on fire. Obviously, I was
wondering what the heck am I doing? This is nuts! ok with it. By day 5 a miracle happened: I could not feel a thing! Not in the “I think I am dead because I don’t feel my body” type of thing, more in the way of my muscles knowing and understanding what I’m torturing them with doing with them. It was a revelation! (cue to angels chorus) The best part? I feel good, I think 113 is totally doable!
Now, you may see a slight devolve on Day 8, I’m totally ok with it. Yesterday (Day 7) I taught a class similar to Zumbatomics with lots of jumping around that left me quite sweaty so today my body was in a little need of rest. I froged it up until I knew that doing any more frogs would have had a bad repercussion. Plus, day 7 totally proved me that I can do at the very least 35
Week #2, here I come!
Yes, I failed. Remember that thing I wanted to do and tell you once I was half way done? You know, the thing about the 3 weeks? Yeah… didn’t happen.
I’ve been putting off writing this post because I didn’t want to admit that I had failed, but I think that I needed to be honest with me and say it out loud: I failed. I didn’t do it, again.
See? I wanted to do the 100 pushups in 6 weeks challenge in time for my wedding. I was all like “since I blogged about it, I’m totally going to do it because I will have people to answer to!” So I decided to do the 100 pushups, and the 200 crunches, and the 200 squats. Greedy little bugger, eh?
I did two whole weeks, double than my usual self-imposed challenges. I was feeling proud and loving the feeling. I was cursing through every single repetition but I was doing it. I was doing it and I was going to rock it and I was going to be proud. I could see me writing the post titled “I DID IT! I AM THE QUEEN!”… instead, I found myself getting my period, which means, I don’t want to do anything. I feel yucky, hot, unmotivated. Who wants to squat and feel *that* rushing out with every squat? Who wants to do a crunch when being super swollen? Not me, that’s for sure! So I said “who cares? I’ll make it up next week” Well, it didn’t happen, I had already gotten into excuse mode and I couldn’t get out of it, by the time I was ready to resume it I would have had to start it all over again and I remembered how hard it had been to get to where I was; and even though it felt great to accomplish a little bit, I just didn’t want to pass through it again. Imagine playing this awesome video game and the power goes off and you hadn’t saved a thing. Do you really want to do it again? Well, *I* don’t.
And I feel bad, I am embarrassed I could not do it. Embarrassed that I failed *me*. Embarrassed that I am telling *you*. Embarrassed that I had a goal and I self-sabotaged me.
Now I’m looking for a new goal, I want to do something to the end, I want to write that beaming post and feel the pride!
I have decided to do “Frog Squats” also called “Frog Pose” from Kundalini Yoga. They say that it has to be a number of times whose digits add up to 5 or 8 either first thing in the morning or last thing at night (I don’t know why) so that’s what I’ll do.
*puts hand over heart* I, Fairy With T, pledge to do frog squats every day until I reach 113 frog squats at once! *removes hand*
I do not know how long this will take me but I will start with 14. Tonight!
May the force be with me _\\// (how many of you are cringing because I put those two things together bwahahahahahahaha!)
I will do weekly updates…. hopefully 😛