Many moons ago Realfoodieclub wrote a post about the sitting to standing test and what it tells you about your health. You sit down on the floor and get up again without using your hands. If you can do that you get 10 points, if you have to use a hand, knee, lose your balance etc. you lose points. I could get down alright, but there was no way I could get back up again without a push from one hand. 9 points is still OK, but it bugged me that there just seemed to be no way to shift my bottom from the ground. Every now and then I give it a go. Trying to haul my knees closer to my body, trying to get my feet flat on the ground, crossing my legs as much as possible and pushing up from the sides of my feet, experimenting with technique but always being thwarted.
This morning I did it! Will practise some more so it gets easier - I do not want to be beaten by a silly test!