(Go back to Day One if you haven’t read it)
Little note about the effects of my first session: that day and night, it felt like I had mild-medium period cramps. A heat pack that night solved it easily.
I started today’s session by trying to cheat. Each workout has the initial ‘learn the how and why of each move’ video and then a ‘get straight to the moves’ video. I was immediately lost in the ‘get straight to it’ video and had to turn back.
Today I did The Clam (a hideous side-lay, heels together/knees apart bum-clench), a laying on your back lift your bum up/squeeze your buns/squeeze a cushion between your knees combo and seated pelvic lift and holds. So much coordination is needed. And just when you feel like your pelvic basket is falling out of the prescribed position, she tells you to make sure you’re breathing – aaarrgghh. I found the beginning boring and I can completely understand, and empathise, with the part of me that has been avoiding this for so long. But I found that as I went, it was harder than I thought, which increased my interest levels.
The main thing holding me there today was this, spoken by the Dalai Lama:
“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.”
This is the corner I usually operate from and its one I’d like to change. The exercises are aimed at the ‘pelvic basket’ and as I do them, I can feel fatigue in my butt, uterus, lower back and side-butt (is that a thing?). Today I’m feeling hopeful. And on the lookout for changes because I’m impatient.
Until next time.