Sandy: I started going to boot camp about 3 months ago. I’m kind of addicted even though I sometimes hate it while I exert myself. The flaccid muscles are getting toned. Since I’m equally working both sides of my body I will be more balanced. Being stronger on my left helps me do tasks better with my left hand, like picking up a pot of water. Today we did Turkish sit-ups. I don’t know from where the name originated but when I hear those words, I shudder. After doing a few, they become really difficult. It is a full body workout.
To do Turkish sit-ups: Lay on your back with a dumbbell in one hand holding the weight straight up towards the sky, fist facing forward. Bend your same side knee keeping your foot flat on the ground. Sit up and place your free hand on the floor next to your hip using it as support to lift up your body. Drag the straight leg under you and place your knee on the ground. Stand straight up keeping your arm next to your head and the weight above your head. Reverse the motion, keeping your eyes focused on the weight as you go up and down.
Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.