DecemBURN – Transformation Continued


As my husband says, “Oh my holy cow.” I gained so much strength and flexibility from the Blogilates Beginner’s Calendar. I thought I was ready for one of Cassey Ho’s regular monthly calendars.

I was and I was not.

As difficult as I thought the Beginner’s Calendar was at the start of that calendar, Decemburn was so much worse. It burned. Big time. I took more breaks and used more modifications in order to get through it. Toward Christmas I started to slack off because my son was out of school for winter break. For once my husband took a ton of time off for the winter break too. There were too many movies watched and too many afternoons of watching my husband nap. I got lazy.


But I didn’t give up. I just didn’t do every single workout every day like I had been pushing myself to do. The workout line-up had gotten so difficult toward the end of the month that I found myself making more and more excuses to procrastinate and then not do them. It occurred to me that I was pushing myself too hard and didn’t want to continue again so I backed off after Christmas and promised myself that, as long as I did at least one video a day (preferably 2-3 at least), then I could consider the day a success and be done.

With that in mind, I felt renewed and was able to push myself (not difficult to do anymore) to do a few workouts every day for the rest of the month. Though I started to fumble early to mid-20s in the month, I finished strong and happy.

Sometime during December (or possibly during the Beginner’s Calendar), I found Cassey’s How To Do A Headstand video. After watching it I thought I’d try it. I’d be against a wall so what was the worst that could happen, right? I’d fall over. It was more a battle of conquering my fear of falling. And that fear I did and do have.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

headstand (2)

Not a flattering picture but I’m more interesting in the fact that my feet are above my head! And I’m not leaning against the wall! Woo!

Around that time I also started a yoga challenge. I’ll comment more on that next time.



About Katie St. John-Shin

I believe in living life and not letting it pass you by. I mean, come on, if you really want to do something but don't have the courage to do it so you let the opportunity disappear, you may regret it for the rest of your life. How can you know what you're capable of unless you go for it? Like every writer, I naturally plan on becoming world-famous (not really). I love reading, writing, fitness, coffee, watching my favorite movies/shows, listening to music, and trying new things even if they're sometimes terrifying. I'm a writer, a group fitness instructor, a personal trainer, and a nutter for doing all of the above.

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