Saturday, December 18, 2010

Knowing When To "STOP" Moving Forward

As we all know, Julia Gillard is trying to get everybody to "Move Forward." As a proud Australian, I want to do what our Prime Minister says. Unfortunately, that can't always be the case.

For example, with the splits. So you see, the other day, I decided that I wanted to be able to do the splits by next week. I practiced, practiced and practiced.
Not just doing the splits, but doing many other exercises that will help be get there faster. In the last 4 days I have practiced for at least one hour per day - Just exercises to do the splits.

Last night, I noticed that my legs were starting to hurt - just a tiny bit, hardly noticeable at all. Before I went to bed, I rubbed Voltare all over my legs and lower back.
I decided that a good night's sleep and Voltare rubbed all over my self would do the trick.

This morning when I got up, I noticed that the slight bit of pain had completely disappeared. ha ha - Well I though it had.

Anyway, we went out to watch my bro play cricket this morning, so I spent about 3 hours just sitting. This was GREAT - it gave my muscles a chance to relax even more.

However, when we got home, I though it a good idea to go and practice, after all - the pain was all gone, wasn't it? I practiced for about 15 minutes, then went and had lunch. After lunch, I came back and practiced, practiced, practiced.

By the end of it, my legs were actually very sore. I went and had a break, then came back and did more, more, more! Yes ..... you guessed it, I came out with my legs shaking, and feeling like all the muscles in them had been ripped to pieces.

So, what I am trying to say is, whatever you are doing, whether it is practicing for the splits, or anything else, we all need to know when to "STOP." You see, I could decided to go and do another two hours practice, and by the end of it, I probably would be VERY near to my goal.

However, in the process, I could end up really injuring my self.

So my advice to anybody who had got a goal is ..... Yes, practice, practice, practice, but you must remember that there is a time when we all have to stop moving forward (not for long, just until our bodies have rested), rub some voltaren on yourself and have a good rest.

Thanks for reading/commenting guys!


ConnectionsDance said...

i know exactly what you mean! i'm trying to give myself a more flexible back and more flexible hips. the exercises for my back are REALLY intense. i have to know my limitations or i could pull a muscle in my back (and that REALLY sucks!) so yeah, i know what you mean about knowing when to stop:)

Izi said...

Hi There ConnectionsDance,

Thank you so much for becoming a follower, and reading/commenting.

The best of luck with giving yourself a more flexable back. Just like me, I know that you'll get there ..... it just takes practice, practice, practice!!!

About if you pull a muslce - yeah, I agree that WOULD suck. It would not only stop you from doing your stretchs, but you usual dancing as well.

Thanks again,

Izi xxx

IZI'S BIGGEST FAN!!! (Lauza) said...

Ow, sorry for the 'keep on practicing' comments. I have never had that problem with practicing splits before, but I am very flexabile. I've had torn musuls before though when doing tricks without warming up. So ALWAYS REMEMBER TO WARM UP PROPERLY BEFORE SPLITS (or anything that involves streaching)! Sorry ir it sound too mumish.

Izi said...

Hi Lauza,

That's okay. I AM very, very flexable, but I guess that I was just getting sore because I was practicing far too much (like, a couple of hours of intensive practice every day.) Though I guess it has payed off, since I have only been doing it for 6 days and I can very nearly do the splits.

ha ha ha - thanks for the advice, it doesn't sound TOO mumish.

Izi xxx