1.) undocumented immigrants cannot vote, accusing 2 million plus who voted are undocumented immigrants has no basis or truths behind it.
2.) by making this ridiculous claim that will make liberals rebuke it, it then also makes the calls for auditing the vote and recount also appear as ridiculous and make democrats look like sore losers and hypocritical.
This is how Donald won and continues to win, everything he says his opponents are doing, he is doing himself.
Every so often it’s good to remind yourself and everyone that there’s hope in terms of flexibility! A lot of people who start training aerial as adults get down about their lack of flexibility and find it quite difficult to deal with at the start. From the top photo you can see I was not flexible at all for my first few years of aerial, even with gravity pushing me down! But stretch hard and anything’s possible - everyone’s different, it might take you a few weeks, a few months or a few years but you’ll get there :)
Progress(?) pictures. From when I first tried these moves and now. I’m not wholly convinced there’s any progress here. Possibly just weight loss. But it’s good to see then and now regardless. There’s always scope for more flexibility, I should really work harder on it!
Went with Kavika today to get their fall equinox tattoos, walked out of the shop with a burning desire to start saving money and collecting inspiration for my ear-nestling head tattoo I’ve had in the back of my brain for years. Currently thinking about it for my 27th birthday this year….
We finally touched on contortion in training company today! Plus straps, which caused me much less grief than usual. We’re still in the first two weeks of the semester where we condition and cross-train on every apparatus, but daaaaang I am impatient to start working officially under my coach again. My balance on my needles is feeling really solid, and I played with pressing into elbowstands for the first time (video of that to come, it’s a fun new trick!) I’m getting a better sense of which muscles need to engage to press from my bridge into my handstand, too, which is useful.
Goals for this semester- as prescribed by my coach- are active leg and back flexibility, run arounds and bridge presses with contortion handstand endurance holds. Overarching (ha) goal for the term is to create a neutral, strength-and-grace showcasing contortion act, which has been on my to-do list for awhile and only really feels within reach at this point in my training.
Went to the gym and got there a bit before my lifting partner. I had a moment of overwhelming oh my gosh it’s only really big men but then I took a deep breath and started warming up. It was only men for most of our workout, but after that initial fear I was fine.
Lifting is both really satisfying and–unusually easy? In that the lifts themselves are challenging and I have to put forth a lot of effort and I’m weak the rest of the day and sore the next, but I have a lot of energy at the end, and there’s rather a lot of waiting around and stretching in between sets. I’m used to being out of breath, cramping, trembling and dog-tired after a good aerial session, but not necessarily sore the next day. With lifting I’m energized at the end. It is a new experience.
I’m also quietly pleased that I can lift twice as much as my cis-male partner with my low back, and half as much again with abs.