ever done a wall sit? you know, where you lean up against a wall and then squat down as if you're sitting down...except that there's no chair?
up until this month, i totally struggled with holding that position for anything longer than - oh, maybe 20 seconds or so. and then my friend dailygluttony shared a photo of something interesting:
now, i didn't actually see this until well into april. i ended up jumping into it on april 9th, which as you can see from this chart meant that i had to hold myself up for a minute and a half right off the bat. i was pretty nervous about it until i realized a couple of things: 1. that's really not a long time, and 2. i'd gotten a lot stronger with the running and jillian michaels workout videos. when i thought about it, i hadn't actually done a wall sit in forever.
for march, the challenge had been this:
DG and i (and a couple of other friends, too) checked in with each other periodically over the last month, commiserating over the difficulty of adding yet another ten seconds to each day. i tried to rope the hub into joining me too, and he did it a few times before deciding it was way more fun to cheer me on as i panted and grunted my way through each night's session. going off of DG's tip to watch youtube videos on my phone, i spent my month viewing all sorts of different nail art and hairstyle tutorials. worked like a charm - i was fully entertained and learned a few fun things along the way.
last night, not long after DG triumphantly posted that her wall sit challenge was complete, i tackled mine. i'm quite proud of myself for being able to say that I DID IT!
but today starts a new month. what's the new challenge, you ask? well, after checking in with DG, she pointed the way:
holy hell. kill me now. although i never thought i could do the plank or wall sit for five minutes straight, so i suppose the v-sit is possible too.
because hello, bathing suit season is coming!