this year i have two physical resolutions:
1. to stretch my way into the splits
2. to be able to do a pull up (i have never been able to chin myself in my life)
i used to be able to do the splits when i was a little girl, maybe around 8 years old ? since then i've become horribly unflexible. feels like i've got two by fours in my legs. nate and the kids are supporting me so well, they've all decided to try to do the splits, too. or at least to stretch with me every night. henry and lily can practically do them - their little muscles are so supple. we have a nightly family stretch, usually before or after prayers. it's become a favorite time of the day for all of us.
during our first family stretch i shimmied down into as much of a straddle as i could manage and henry chuckled, "come on, mom. go down as far as you can."
"this is it," i grimaced.
"what!?! no. here, i'll push on you so you can go down a little further."
"no! no-no. really, pal...this is as far as i can go...that's why i needed to make this resolution :)"
here's me (and my hot pink socks) on day #4.
next time i'll try to post some pics of the family stretch (it's so cute)...i just had nate snap these pics with my phone the other night so i could come back in a month or so and see if i'm making any progress.
i think i'm actually making more notable progress on the pull ups, but i hate doing them. i dread it. the only good part is that nate holds my feet while i do them (he has to help me) and he's a really great cheer leader.
i've got other resolutions, too. ones with more substance. i'll probably mention those here, too...maybe another night.