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Success on eating breakfast at home

Friday, January 23, 2015

Well, I ate breakfast at home and I had the food handy. It worked, yeah!!!!!

Today, I also had success for swimming laps. After I went to the noon water aerobics, I got a kickboard and some leg floats and put them near the side of the pool, so I didn't have to leave the pool to get them. It would have been too easy to walk on out the door.

It's crowded in the lap lanes right after class, so I guessed correctly that I would be sharing. It's never been a comfortable time for me because I'm all over the lane. So, sometimes to make sure the other person has room, I hug the ropes, which is not fun either. Today I stayed for six lengths of the pool and for 20 minutes. I just used the kick board and focused on just breathing, rotating my head and keeping it down. By practicing it here and only one skill, I could focus better. The water aerobics teacher saw me afterwards and said that I was better focused today. Nice, way to go. I can build on the rotating head and breathing.

Yesterday, during water aerobics class, which was at one end of the pool, I stayed at the other end and swam at first my old way and then slowly went into the skills that I'm trying to improve on. I love the feel of the deep water without any ropes. At first there were two other people, so there were only three in the deep end. The other two soon left and I had the entire half pool to myself. It is such a good feeling.

For my Tai Chi class, this week on Tuesday, I stayed the entire class and on the second class of the week I left 15 minutes early. One of the ladies who is really good at Tai chi says she gets so energized after being in class. I don't. I am interested but not energized.

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    Your doing so good at the swimming, keep up the good work.
    2187 days ago
    You're doing great! We each have our own journey in our own time.
    2187 days ago
    In terms of Tai Chi. It took me about six months before I felt energized after Tai Chi. The first thing I had to do is work through the stiffness and pain. The class is highly individualized so I could work at my own pace. It sure did help that I didn't have to keep up, because I would have been lost. What took some members one day, took me a week to learn, because of my arthritis. I stuck with it, doing it very slowly with intent and focus. Initially, the repetition was a little boring, but certainly challenging. I'm also dance challenged (Lol) so remembering the steps of one form was really hard for me. The Master was okay with me. He understood, but the teacher not so much. I had to tell him to be work slow and be patient with me at one point. Oh well. Slowly, but surely, I worked through everything and one day, I found myself not hurting so much, I became more flexible and the speed at which I moved naturally increased. This took about four months, by about six months of my first form, "24 forms" I was half way through the form. I admit I was slow as a turtle. Lol. I saw people pass me and go on to the next form and I was green with envy. I made a couple of friends a long the way and the Master was always so sweet. It wasn't till about six months of practice I gained strength and stamina. One evening I came home and I actually wanted to do housework! LOL. So, you see, you're not the only one. It just takes time. Be patient, be kind to yourself. It will come and you will reap the benefits of a beautiful meditative martial art, Tai Chi emoticon

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