Well that was a short and fast week! Happy Friday!
Remember that little Headstand Pose Challenge that I had going all month? How did it go for those of you participating? I’ve been dreading writing this post. I did not accomplish my goal. I got a big DNH (Did Not Headstand). Boo! I really wanted to get up into that wonderful pose and feel the rush without the help of a wall or Ron holding my feet.
So what went wrong? Looking back, I can find numerous flaws. The biggest being not practicing the prep moves daily. I did dolphin plank as much as possible but that’s about it. I also had a cold/allergies for the majority of the month and being inverted was not appealing or pleasant.
I’m upset that I didn’t achieve my goal in one month. Maybe that was unrealistic? I’m not going to wallow in it. I WILL get into Headstand Pose. Just not today. I think it’s more of a long term goal for me right now. So here’s my new plan:
- Keep doing planks daily.
- Practice inversions at least 1x/week to get comfortable being upside down.
- Work on building more upper body strength (hello strength training).
I do think that the core is the center of achieving Headstand but in just attempting it I’ve found that my upper body (shoulders, deltoids, lats, etc) need to be strong to stabilize and support as well.
I think the biggest thing I learned from this challenge is that not every goal will be achievable by xx date. You will have to re-evaluate and set a new time frame or maybe even a more achievable goal. Hard work and commitment are the foundation to achieving any goal in life. If you don’t put the work in, it’s not going to come to you.
Speaking of goals, I have been non-compliant in posting my monthly 2012 goal summary. Mostly because I’ve reached almost all of them already! Well, except that whole reading a book a month thing. Grrr! I can’t keep up with that. So now that we are at the half way mark through the year (what???!!!) I thought I’d set some new goals for the remainder of 2012. I’m still working on that list but I’ll let you know when it’s ready!
Have a great weekend! Come back on Monday ’cause I got a little giveaway involving these babies:
Questions of the Day
Did you conquer the Headstand Pose Challenge?
What do you do when you don’t accomplish your intended goal?