Monday, July 27, 2009



Dying. Kung fu is gonna kill me.

Unfortunately, I've had to cut the pole dancing classes, as I don't have the money or the time to do both anymore. -_-

But kung fu is still going strong at three times a week on my non-Lottery weeks.

To recap, I've been doing kung fu for nearly two months now. (I know.. it doesn't seem like that long at all.) In that two months, I've dropped 20 pounds, a pants size and a half, and gained tone, endurance, flexibility, and pride.

Of course, it's a pride tempered constantly by the thought of "I don't know sh*#."


Today I started the process of learning my first actual form in kung fu. Called 'Little Red Fist', it has over 300 different moves.

I've learned the first three. Basic stances really..

1. Long stance..

This one is fairly simple.. GREAT stretch for the legs, very strong, grounded stance.. Also very LOW.. weight is distributed evenly between your feet.

2. Square stance..

This one is also not so hard.. Difficult to HOLD for long periods though. FANTASTIC for toning legs and ass, and also good at building endurance.

and 3. T stance..

THIS ONE is going to KILL me. It's low, all your weight is on your back leg. You have to be able to pick up your front foot without effort. THIS one is hard.

At least for now.. I have to be able to do all three of these well before I can proceed.

We'll see how long it takes.

For now though? I'm going to go soak my poor, tired muscles in a bath and pray for a quick death.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Project FitPixie continues..

So I've been at this for... wow.. for a month and a half now.

Six weeks doesn't seem like a lot. Not over all. Since then, however, I've dropped 10 pounds and a pants size. I've gained muscle tone and flexibility.. I've also gained endurance and strength.

I still can't do ALL of those godforsaken pushups.. but I've definitely gotten better at them.

I've shown enough improvement and enough knowledge of the movements in kung fu so far, that the teacher is beginning to teach me the base forms for nanshen. There are 5 "base" forms, and then I can choose a specific animal style if I wish.

The first form that I'm learning is called "Little Red Fist". Maybe once I've gotten the hang of it, I'll see about posting a video. :)

It's really amazed me.. the progress I've made so far. The difference six weeks has made is astouding. I can't wait to see what the next six weeks brings.