I can remember the first time I saw a TRX handstand. I thought it was amazing. I was curious, intrigued but never thought it would be something that I would be able to do.
Having had six children, a re-occurring hip issue and knees that tend to not stay where they belong, I have found that any type of core exercises has been a real learning experience for me.
I started my TRX journey with the 12 week Military challenge. It was a bit overwhelming, since I never saw or experienced a TRX before that. It was a challenge, but soon I could see and feel major changes in my abilities, just in the first two weeks.
TRX becomes a bit addictive. As I accomplished one thing, I could see the endless possibilities of all the other things I could accomplish. TRX constantly took me right to the edge of my ability. I would crave the next workout to see what I would be able to master.
There were times in my life where a side plank was a real challenge. In TRX, I started to do them suspended in the air and my thinking and abilities grew.
I truly had to start from the basics, but from there I just continued to apply the same thought process, “ Start with the basics and just keep going forward and you can accomplish almost anything.” I realized that if I would work with something long enough, even if I had to start from the very basics, I could do it, as long as I still wanted it. So the day came when I felt confident enough to try a hand stand. It was intimidating, but accomplishing it was also glorious and not as hard as I had imagined it to be.
After I accomplished that, I felt like I could do anything. I have this picture of me on the studio wall, to remind me when things get a bit overwhelming that I can do anything if I set my mind to it.