Just about everything I do makes me feel bad about myself....
I started this pandemic which such good intentions. For instance, I promised myself that I would do 1 minute planks 5 times a day so I could finally do a chaturanga properly. Well, that lasted one day. Then I was going to walk an hour EVERYDAY. I did pretty good until last week. Temps are over 100. Yuck!
I subscribed to a yoga channel. I do it but I cheat.
My friends and I have an expression for this. It's called "White Women's Blues"! That is when I started thinking about Victorian Women. Remember a few weeks back when I wrote about the Queen of England declaring that waists size should be 17"? In case you missed it you can check it out HERE.
So what did Victorian women do for exercise? It turns out that there are books written about this but most of them were written by men and most of them thought exercise was bad for women. Can you believe it?
In the Victorian era, calisthenics didn’t mean sit-ups. It meant a lot of careful limb movement, focusing less on building muscle or breaking a sweat and more on just making sure individuals were moving around (slightly). In their dresses, corsets and tresses.
Routines included skipping, walking in patterns, focusing on balance and often involved a cane as a prop in calisthenic work. Some even threw weights to one another at 20 paces.
It wasn’t uncommon for exercises to involve quadrilles—aka square dances.
Well, I don't know if this makes me feel better but I do recognize whining so I will quite. Something good did happen this week. I was featured on page 10 of The Foothills Focus Magazine. If you would like to check it out HERE.
Besides trying to stay healthy I am trying to work on my video skills. If the above made me feel bad, making videos is KILLING me. Here's my first attempt. Video. Would love to hear your feedback.
Let's chat soon,
PS If you know of anyone who might enjoy this romp, please sign them up HERE!