This is something to file away.
We worked on falls and rolls today, for which I am grateful because those are my weakest things. I have never been able to do rolls at all, and I'm still on the most basic level with falls.
Correct that. I *was* on the most basic level of falls and I *was* never able to do rolls. :)
Today, I did at least a dozen forward rolls - in this discipline, we roll on one shoulder. And I could tell that I'd gone over each time. For the first time. In fact, we worked on leg placement so I could end up kneeling. Which I managed at least twice.
As for the falls - I can do the forward fall from kneeling instead of just raising myseslf on my forearms and toes, although I can't seem to do it from squatting on my toes. Still, it's major. And I did the back fall from squatting (btw, it's a major aerobic workout doing that), and the side fall from kneeling on one knee with the other outstretched. All major advances for me. I am *amazed*.
I can't do a backwards roll yet, but we didn't even try. We need to build up my stomach muscles first, and maybe get it a little flatter. She's doing all this keeping my age and physical condition in mind.
And my physical condition is just *better*. I'm going to my internist today for a check up, and I'll get weighed and have my A1C levels checked, and we will see, but I'm confident.