Sunday, December 27, 2009

The time has come...

Do you remember the story I told once about me doing a headstand and piledriving the ground? Several years ago (about 4), I was working in a school and we were talking about gymnastics and I said "I can do a handstand...ya want to see"? And seriously, I had a history of very nice handstands. However, it must have been awhile since I had done one, and at the weight I was at then (I would guess 275) I must not have attempted it before.


So, with everyone watching, I threw down and attempted a handstand, using the wall in the corner of the room to prop myself. Well, my hands hit the floor....my legs went up...and then my arms crumbled....and my head rammed the floor. AND, since I was in the corner, I was stuck upside down, legs flailing in the air.


Picture it.


Turns out, I couldn't support my body weight.


Well today I tried again. And today my friends...today history was made.


I held it. My arms held me. And Tracey snapped the picture.

I have so many more pictures to share, food updates, Christmas present list, etc. I will do that asap. But this couldnt wait!

22 comments:

  1. Yay Amy! That is soooooo cool! And perfect handstanding form!

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  2. Wow Amy!! I am sooo impressed! I couldn't do that when I was 89 lbs!! You go girl!

    Have a fantastic New Years!

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  3. Holy Snappin Duckshit Girly... You are a real super woman.. Love that pic.. and well done on your acheivment..
    xx Nene

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  4. Look at that form! As a former gymnast ( 20+ years removed from the sport) I have to day that's a perfect 10!!!!

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  5. I'm so happy for you I could cry!

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  6. Perfect handstand....pointed toes and all! and all in a perfect setting...the beach (no corner walls to get in your way).

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  7. THAT IS SO AWESOME! I don't think I've ever been able to do that. And man what an embarassing story about before. Oh well, you look fabulous now and what a great picture w/ the ocean behind it's like you're in your own little workout video! haha! so cute!

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  8. Your Blog is so inspiring! I am new to blogging and yet to be banded.. Date set for March 2010! Congrats on all you sucess x

    Your handstand is awesome xx

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  9. Nice form! I would never try this i'm pretty sure I'd end up with bolts and plates in my wrists, elbows and shoulders. Very impressive and whats even more impressive is that you tried it after the debacle that was your last attempt (with no obvious post traumatic stress symptoms) next we'd like to see a triple axle with a double mackenzie round off. Thanks for the laugh and the inspiration!

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  10. Very impressed - now you are making me wonder if I can do the same - nothing worse than arms that won't support our weight - been there too!!

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  11. I was never able to do that! I'm very impressed.

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  12. Amy that is awesome.. I don't think I have ever done a handstand.. you have not lost your touch.

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  13. Verrrry nice Ames. I've never been able to do that. My sister and I were talking the other day about being able to do cartwheels (or about me NOT being able to do them, lol)
    I'm excited about your next post with pics and updates on Christmas. HUGS

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  14. Seriously great form! You've inspired me to try, I think I'll put a pillow under my head just in case.... ;-)

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  15. Looking good!! Have you ever thought about training to become a yoga instructor? With your flexibility and balance, I bet you'd be great! Plus, you'd definitely make it fun for the people in your class! :)

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  16. beautiful. something for me to aspire to! thanks for being an inspiration.

    and i think you are witty too!

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  17. I don't think I'll be attempting this anytime soon :D WOW!

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  18. I almost thought I'd be the first to comment on the perfectly pointed toes, but Roo beat me to it! Any which way you pose, you are fabulous! Love it.

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  19. WTG! I'm not sure I am brave enough to try even now (although I can hold myself in a cartwheel again :).

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