It's been a week of trying new things and having fun doing it.
I found out about burpees, exercises that have you jumping, and though I can only do a modified version, without the push ups, it still was great to be able to jump from bending over to a plank.
Click on the link to see the video: Burpee Exercise and then tell me if I'm crazy. By the way, I only do the very first one, the easy basic move.
A vegan dish was a hit with my spouse, who loves meat normally. I tried it after reviewing The Sexy Vegan Cookbook and featuring one of the dishes: Curry Tofu Salad, which has no eggs or cheese or milk, and no meat of course. It was pretty good, and I especially liked the grated fresh beets and carrots in the dish.
My yoga class is progressing nicely. I have trouble with balance and upper body strength so standing with one foot only and arms streched out for balance, are exercises I'm practicing! I am working up to the crocodile, a very low plank with your body straight and supine off the floor, with only hands and toes touching the ground. It will take a while to get there!
We went to see a touring company, one of three traveling groups, Shen Yun Performing Arts, classical dances of China, and I found myself watching all the leg, arm, and body movements, which reminded me of some yoga positions. The costumes and digital background scenery were magnificent, as was the dancing. I only wished they had kept the politics out of some of performances.
I'm reading Cruising Attitude for a TLC tour next week and plan to pass on the book to my niece, who was an air stewardess in her younger days. I bet she has her own stories to tell about flying the skies!
What have you been doing this past week?