Monday, November 9, 2015
I am so pleased to have these new moves to practice. One handed cut, thrust and a defensive swing that leads into a nice counter attack with several variations. I can't practice the latter part as it requires a sparring partner. There is hope as dear son may yet be interested.
It is a nice feeling to know what I am doing. At least a few moves anyway. I know that I am no expert and all that. But now I have these things I know how to do now so I can practice them. The more I practice the more I like it and the more I like the more I do.
I have been working on push-ups and am now doing four at a time. I am trying to remember to drop and do them at least three times a day. Sheesh I can remember a time I could of done 20 at least. I really do not like how my physical strength has deteriorated of the past three plus years.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
I practice several times a day. I am enjoying being able to practice "real" moves. I am slowly building upper body strength. Four push ups tonight were easy enough for me to add a fifth. I am practicing the one handed handed moves I learned. I do as many repetitions as I can. When I start getting sloppy from fatigue and discomfort I switch to another move. I am managing to run through two sets of reps right and left handed. I had trouble with the left handed cut at first as my hand was too weak to properly manage the move. I was having to do it with both hands. Then I do some two handed moves until my dogs tell me they are ready to come in.
I am strengthening my hands without leaving them hurting later. I've had some sore and stiff neck muscles too. The most painful ones are in my forearms and I don't seem to be bothered by them the rest of time for which I am grateful.
Today I was cranky and out of sorts. I woke up with a fuzzy head. Woke up feeling like I was out of it from cold medicine. Ugh....I really don't like being so irritable. I decided it was stress and anxiety caused and proceeded to accomplish the task that was creating this. So I did. I also had several meltdowns along the way. I fussed and cussed and kept going.
I decided to burn some sage this evening to cleanse my room, myself and my lungs. Smudging with sage disinfects the air. I was using it for spiritual, emotional and physical cleansing.