Found: One Left A La Seconde Arm!

Lookie lookie what I found today….


What you’re supposed to be completely wowed by is my left a la seconde arm! Check out that elbow, I’m loving it!

It has taken me so long to try and get my elbows up. It feels completely weird to me, and takes a huge amount of strength to train my arms into that position. So I’m pretty happy to see this progress. 😀

Let’s not talk about that right elbow just yet. Or what all my fingers think they’re doing :/



Last Day on Sydney Trip – New Muscles, Lower Shoulders and Spiffy Notes

Good morning Last Day! 😀

I woke early today. As there weren’t many others up and about at 5am, and my calves were feeling better today, I decided to get some practice in. When my husband woke up he took some photos of me attempting a better second position with my arms.

There is much work to be done, but I can definitely see that my shoulders are lower now, which I am really happy about. Although they may be too far forward?



I have been thinking of simpler ways of tracking progress so that I can easily see what needs more work. Maybe a photo or video journal of certain things I’m focusing on? Not sure yet, but I need to have visual feedback for myself to see in order to improve. There’s no point doing the same things again and again every day if it’s incorrect. Just allows you to form bad habits.

Speaking of forming things, I told hubby yesterday morning, half joking, that I thought I had grown an extra muscle in my thighs overnight. He and I both laughed it off at the time, but later on in the early evening I was doing some simple posture work – pulling my knees up and my thighs up and back, and the girls and hubby all freaked out at the muscles that came popping out of my thighs. So yeah, I literally grew some muscles overnight (or they just became extraordinarily more prominent). But damn, it was a hard workout so those muscles are well deserved! 😀

No. There is no photo of my new muscles. 😉

Yesterday I took some time to write up some notes about my lesson in Sydney. Some of them were illustrated with highly detailed stick figures of myself and others had technical descriptions like “You have to turn your head like you are trying to twist it right off your neck. When you feel like you can’t turn your head any further to the side, turn it some more and you might, maybe, be getting somewhere near the correct position.”

Note making…


Will keep thinking today about how to incorporate what I have learned into my classes at home. And try to clarify some of my 2014 goals.

Next post will be from home.