I am so proud of myself. I started the week eyeing up the monthly challenge to hold the crucifix hold for as long as you can.
The photo was after and my form is not perfect but I was very sore!!
One woman started us off with at strong time just under two minutes. But the real challenge came when a young lady posted 2.30. Woman had to hold 2 kg dumbbells while men had 4kg.
I was really keen to give it a go but I was hesitant as my shoulders hold my fibromyalgia. But I do like a challenge. My first attempt was only 1.40 and I pretty much gave up on myself. The next day I hit 1.43 and stopped myself again.
I am trying to work my mind – body relationship and this challenge was perfect! I visualized the hold and studied on the best form for it. I meditated on staying in the hold and not giving in to my mind.
The third and final attempt was today and I went for it. I shut my eyes centred my mind and went for it. My timer called it when my arms dropped too low. I did not give in. 2.41.53!!
I wanted 3mins but it was not to be. I am not sure I will win but I am so proud of my beating my own thinking! I did not give in and that is important to me.
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed completing. It’s like I got a piece of myself back. Bring on the new challenge next month!!!