100 days of bagua oh yeah!

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I started the 100 day challenge blogging with doing updates using my blackberry with white on white text.  It was not a good experience.  Fortunately now however I have net access again and will in fact be able to blog.

Now I don’t know if the 100 days started yesterday or today. Guess I will know in 99 says from now ;).  Perhaps another 100 days after a week off of the first 100 days.

Last night I practiced in the kickoff class. I was too trashed after that (I have some chronic health issues) to do anything more. There will be many epson salts needed since it was my first being (very gently cause I’m a wuss) thrown to the ground.  I have some serious issues with this sort of thing due to past experiences and bone density problems, so I’m glad it went so well.  However those soft cushioney looking mats?  It’s a deception, my hip, knees and cheek would disagree with the “soft” part!

Today now that the cold or flu is even worse I realized my over-training and my allowing myself to be pushed past what is good for me has been extremely detrimental to my health. I will have to make some balanced changes.

So now instead of being the most dedicated student every teacher has seen, I will go to taking it easy enough that I can recoop after each practice.

My weekly schedule :)

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After much discussion, my teacher came up with a weekly training schedule for me. This of course will be adapted as we see how it works, and over time as well as my health gets better.

The first day I was given this I thought it was a bit too structured but likely a good idea. Day 2 I found out I could not physically do the practices listed :(. I ended up in bed for 2 days after that day’s practice. Day 10 or so I started with the putting in 70% effort thing and thought the schedule was alright but not creative enough lol. Day 11 I kinda like my weekly schedule :>.

Anyways, here it is:

Mon.
Rest and recuperate. This is more important than you might think!

Tue.
1. Walk relaxed heel-toe for about 5 min in each direction (total: about 10 min)
2. Stand in Wuji for about 5 min.
3. Without losing the energy from Wuji, turn and mud-walk low and slow. Practice push down palm only (switch back and forth between directions. (total mud-walking: about 15 min.)
4. Practice horse stance, bow stance, and single leg balance. Try for 1 minute each.
5. Stretch lightly for about 5 min.

Wed.
1. Walk relaxed heel-toe for about 5 min in each direction (total: about 10 min)
2. Stand in Wuji for about 5 min.
3. Without losing the energy from Wuji, turn and mud-walk low and slow. Practice push down palm only (switch back and forth between directions. (total mud-walking: about 15 min.)
4. Practice Tan Tui (about 10 min)
5. Stretch lightly for about 5 min.
6. Show up for one on one Bagua class

Th.
1. Walk relaxed heel-toe for about 1 min in each direction (total: about 2 min)
2. Stand in Wuji for about 5 min.
3. Without losing the energy from Wuji, turn and practice all the palms while walking the faster relaxed Bagua walk.(switch back and forth between directions. (total walking: about 10 min.)
4. Practice horse stance, bow stance, and single leg balance. Try for 1 minute each.
5. Practice Tan Tui (about 10 min)
6. Stretch lightly for about 5 min.

Fri.
1. Walk relaxed heel-toe for about 5 min in each direction (total: about 10 min)
2. Stand in Wuji for about 5 min.
3. Without losing the energy from Wuji, turn and mud-walk low and slow. Practice push down palm only (switch back and forth between directions. (total mud-walking: about 15 min.)
4. Practice horse stance, bow stance, and single leg balance. Try for 1 minute each.
5. Practice Tan Tui
6. Stretch lightly for about 5 min.

Sat.
1. Walk relaxed heel-toe for about 5 min in each direction (total: about 10 min)
2. Stand in Wuji for about 5 min.
3. Without losing the energy from Wuji, turn and mud-walk low and slow. Practice push down palm only (switch back and forth between directions. (total mud-walking: about 15 min.)
4. Practice all the palms while walking the relaxed Bagua walk.
5. Stretch lightly for about 5 min.
6. Show up for Zhaquan

Sun.
1. Walk relaxed heel-toe for about 5 min in each direction (total: about 10 min)
2. Stand in Wuji for about 5 min.
3. Stretch lightly for about 5 min.
4. Show up for the meetup

Wednesdays are by far my favorite day, I guess because I have class that day lol. Thursdays aren’t that bad either since the low and slow mud walking isn’t included; that stuff does me in fast.