thefitty:

THE HARDEST SQUAT: THE BALLERINA SQUAT

You think squats are hard…you have no idea until you plie like a ballerina. 

  1. Tuck your tailbone underneath you, activating hamstrings and lower glute muscles
  2. Assume the proper 1st position. Engage your inner thighs and energetically twist your thighs open.
  3. As you squat low, keep your back completely straight and don’t stick your bum out the slightest way. Your sit bones should be lowering to the ground straight, not lopsidedly.
  4. As you come up, lower your heels immediately before straightening your legs.

THE HARDEST SQUAT: THE BALLERINA SQUAT

You think squats are hard…you have no idea until you plie like a ballerina. 

  1. Tuck your tailbone underneath you, activating hamstrings and lower glute muscles
  2. Assume the proper 1st position. Engage your inner thighs and energetically twist your thighs open.
  3. As you squat low, keep your back completely straight and don’t stick your bum out the slightest way. Your sit bones should be lowering to the ground straight, not lopsidedly.
  4. As you come up, lower your heels immediately before straightening your legs.
“Hey there! I've been poking around your blog recently and I just wanted to offer you some advice if you ever need it regarding college life + college apps + going to college from a messed up family. I love following your fitness adventures and definitely tried your cereal recipe today which was amazing ngl.”

thoughshebeebutlittle

CAN WE ALL FOLLOW THIS GIRL BECAUSE SHE MADE MY DAY??

I do have a few questions:

  1. What’s it like to dorm? Is it noisy? Should I join a sorority?
  2. Will I have space and privacy?
  3. Can I be messy appearance-wise or is that inappropriate?
  4. …college apps? What?
  5. BEST THING ABOUT COLLEGE/UNI?
  6. Worst?

Best “Cereal” In the Whole Wide World

I ran about 5k with Sophia but it didn’t track! We went down hydro path and it was slightly hotter than usual for a fall day and there was some nice warm wind. We talked for more time than we ran after the run sitting on the yellow metal thing by St. René goupil catholic school about life, moving out, having kids(I don’t want any and she does), running, traveling, and universities. :)

So much fun to reconnect with her! I miss this side of her, last time we hung out it was in summer and we did insanity. She was tired and sort of unhappy but today she’s somehow different. I’m so glad I impulsively decided to ask her to run today and im so glad I ran today after a huge indulgence/binge. I feel free and calm and alive and….thirsty. :)

Hardest Squat: The Ballet Squat

thefitty:

THE Hardest Squat: The Ballet Squat!

Forget squats.

I plié!

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I think we underestimate ballet way too much. I know I did. Before taking classes I knew it was going to be hard for someone with little coordination and techinical skills, but I never in my wildest dreams thought Ballet of all workouts would make me sore!

There are so many things going on in a plié. When you plié, it’s important that you tuck your tailbone right under so…

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Why is Figi water so expensive?

I want water from the volcanoes at a cheaper price, please.

Why is Figi water so expensive?

I want water from the volcanoes at a cheaper price, please.

Hardest Squat: The Ballet Squat

THE Hardest Squat: The Ballet Squat!

Forget squats.

I plié!

DSC01567

I think we underestimate ballet way too much. I know I did. Before taking classes I knew it was going to be hard for someone with little coordination and techinical skills, but I never in my wildest dreams thought Ballet of all workouts would make me sore!

There are so many things going on in a plié. When you plié, it’s important that you tuck your tailbone right under so…

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I gotta memorize this monologue by Monday!

I gotta memorize this monologue by Monday!

My Yoga scholarship Application:

Growing up in a very abusive and dysfunctional family, I have always grown up feeling left out and begging to please my parents. I abided by their rules and obeyed their ideals. I got A+’s and won awards for being a good student, the good daughter…the shy little girl that strived for approval in others. That is, until I hit adolescence. At 13, I started forming my own opinions and grew my own decisions. I no longer stayed the obedient, submissive child and even became rebellious. My parents were shocked. We had many fights about what was right and wrong, who had power over what matter… And who had power over me. On the outside I seemed strong and cold hearted, but on the inside I was crying and sufficating. I was lost, I felt unsupported and unloved. As the abuse grew, I threw my grief into fitness and arts for escape. It was then I discovered yoga.

I’ve sincerely changed since my first yoga practice. I feel more in tune with myself, more aware when i have irrational impulses and instead of being reactive, I become proactive. Instead of yelling back or jumping to attack back, I honour the fact that some people i cant change. And some situations aren’t going to change. The only thing I have power over is how I chose to respond to the world around me, and yoga has taught me to respond to things with acceptance, instead of anger.

  • Our school is doing As You Like It for the Grade 12 Drama play…I’m not psyched about Shakespeare but I gotta make the best of it!
  • Pretty much failed my health goals this week. Starting fresh perhaps tomorrow on Saturday!
  • Wait, I don’t want to call it failed. I mean, 5/7 days of decent “success" is still ~70%!
  • I need a sugar detox. Going to try no sweets for at least 8 days. I mean, if people can do the 21 day sugar detox, why can’t I do 8?
  • I am so excited for the college life! I imagine myself having the time of my life without rules or bounderies and being away from a toxic family and out with friends, going to the gym early in the morning without fearing being caught, eating what I like, laughing and having a flexible school schedule…
  • I AM GOING TO AUDITION TO TRISCH NYU AND JUILLIARD!
  • This weekend is work weekend. I have dance homework, math, monolouges to memorize for drama, research post secondary…
  • I want to try the Blackbird monologue for my contemporary audition piece!
  • Monday our gym class starts going to Good life. I’m nervous about running on the treadmill and yet I look forward to it.

hmm, I don’t know what to eat tomorrow morning.

Any slow cooker ideas?

SO READY FOR SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE

BRING ON THE FALL

I’ve decided not to go to cross country practice tomorrow morning because I think my sleep is more important at this time. I’m recovering from adrenal fatigue and it’s hard to when I’m barely getting 8 hours of sleep a night, never mind aim for 10 which is optimal.

I’m going to be okay. One missed workout doesn’t mean it’s the end of the word for me. I have all the time in the world to run and I don’t have to rush everything now. I can continue running on my own this weekend and for practice next week, so things aren’t that bad.

Writing this out reassures me it’s going to b OK. :)

Post 20 minute run :)
I always start off slow but speed up a little near the end.

Post 20 minute run :)
I always start off slow but speed up a little near the end.

20 minute run after school.

400m/lap
I did sbout 8.5 laps. Can’t complain. I felt okay but it took too long to get to a good base. Lately my bad digestion has been acting up again! Maybe I should keep my stomach warm as its digesting. Maybe it’ll help.

Anyway, that was basically it for exercise today! I wish I had time to do some weights and Pilates.

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