So in an effort to improve myself somewhat, I have gone back to try and recapture my youth by doing gymnastics again, and also thought I would try capoeira, which is hugely popular over here because of the large Brazilian population.
The gymnastics is self explanatory I feel.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art made up of kick-ass dance moves and stuff that is performed to drums and weird native instruments with lots of chanting. I tride it for the first time last night, and can barely move today, although i can do this one thing that leads into a cartwheel - kind of. Think Eddie, that character in Play Station's Tekken game. I just thought he was stoned, therefore moving slowly. Turns out he knew a thing or two on cracking skulls.
Anyway, It has been 12 years since I tried any sort of tumbling and let's just say backflips will be a while off yet, but I am having lots of fun- and getting quite sore. I did spend Saturday night on the dancefloor trying to round house kick Troy in the head - which would have worked had I not been wearing my 'skinny' jeans that I have just been able to re-fit into again. If I don't breathe, they don't feel so tight.
So the male instructors at this place
are all hot! Most of them are from Oz and are all extremely well fit. So even if I can't do more than half of everything, at least I have motivation to keep trying.
All I feel capable of today is going for tan. Times like these I definitely realise I am not as young as I used to be.