Oh boy, have I been slack over here!
I apologise, but assure you that my intentions were good. I have been very active on Instagram and Facebook, but that's not the point, is it? My apologies again.
But, even though I've been rather slack with updating you all here, I have been working pretty hard.
I'm not doing weights at the moment, although I am trying to get back into it. I can't get to EP at the moment, so I'm using a commercial gym close to work, but I'd forgotten how much I dislike commercial gyms and I miss the intimate environment of EP.
But one thing I haven't stopped is Pole and Aerial Divas. I am still doing both pole and lyra, and been been consistently stretching every weekend and working on my front splits. I've been working towards getting a flat split on my left side since January this year. Check me out then!
At this point I still thought my right side was my splittier side, although I learned pretty quickly as I attended regular stretch classes that this was a false impression and I was definitely flexier on my left. Here's some progress from the middle of this year.
But it was last month, during October, that I started to see some real and consistent progress.
And here is my progress as of today!
My left front split is at 192 degrees, while my right side is at 213 degrees. I'm working down to 180 degrees, hoping to get there on my left side before the end of the year.
But I do need to be careful!
I know myself that, when something is so close, it is easy to try and rush to the finish line. Getting this far in one year, just twelve months, is huge and I need to continue going slowly. The floor ain't going anywhere, after all, and I am getting lower. If I go too hard I risk an injury that could set me back months of progress.
And if I'm not at 180 degrees by December 31?
Well, I'll be damn close!
And that's something I can be proud of.
You don't find the willpower - you create it.
Me With No Apologies.