So 2015 is drawing to a close and I find myself reflecting on all the ups and downs of this year. Its been an exciting journey teaching Aerial Classes locally again and it is great to be back doing what I love (and if I'm honest the only thing I'm really any good at!)
There have been some obstacles to overcome the biggest (literally) was designing and building a frame to enable me to teach my classes in various locations. Getting a big enough ladder definately helped when it came to putting the frame up for the first time and trying to figure out how to transport the 23 piece ActiFrame in a Fiesta Van was the next problem solving mission. Although it looks like I have become a plumber.. Our pipe design seems to be doing the job!
I did suffer a few injuries this year, a torn bicep, pulled hamstring and more recently possible nerve damage in the neck, however I did manage to cross a photoshoot with The Image Cella off the list (my first professional shoot.) I also managed to (with a little help from Julia Hubbard) train hard and diet well to achieve abs for the shoot, which I am very proud of. I would like to do it again, but have to be ready to diet as I found that the most challenging - eating enough protein whilst limiting fat and sugars.
And next year’s plans..?
Start a blog and video diary - got a head start on the blog! To hopefully share hints and tips that have helped me in my journey, which I hope may prove useful to others. My goals in 2016 will focus mainly on continuing a nice healthy clean diet and my usual training, however my main focus will be to improve my flexibility.
That said here are my SMART Goals for 2016:
Improve back flexibility
Side splits on both legs
Handstand and forearm stand without a wall
I am not expecting to be able to complete the list fully by this time next year but I will be monitoring my progress and hope to see improvement. I will start off with a 2 month plan to settle into a new stretching routine and review regularly adjusting where I need to.
I will upload a weekly video of my progress and any issues or helpful stretches and postures I have found along the way - so be sure to check in!