We don't know about you, but we have a love-hate relationship with high heels. While we can't deny that having that extra height gives us a boost of self-confidence and an instant butt lift— sans squats —life is just not as comfortable standing atop stilettos as it is in flats. Walking in heels, especially if you're not used to them, can feel awkward and requires some know-how. Lucky for you, that's where we come in.
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Among the more practical advice that can be offered to international travelers is wisdom of the bathroom. So let me say, as someone who recently returned from China, that you should be prepared to 1 carry your own toilet paper and 2 practice your squat. I do not mean those goofy chair-less sits you see at the gym. No, toned glutes will not save you here. I mean the deep squat, where you plop your butt down as far as it can go while staying aloft and balanced on the heels. This position—in contrast to deep squatting on your toes as most Americans naturally attempt instead—is so stable that people in China can hold it for minutes and perhaps even hours …. And, for our purposes, while using the bathroom. Toilets are common in Chinese households now, but public restrooms are still dominated by squat pans, which many Chinese find more hygienic due to the lack of thigh-and-toilet-seat contact.
You gals have my sympathy. Me and my husband has been married for almost 2 years now, and have been together for almost 12years. I really wish that I can figure out how to balance the demands of his family and our life together and make everyone happy - I think it is going to be a long road ahead, especially considering that his practice is local to our families.
Every new set in our ward looks at him as fresh meat. In each case, you should also consider how this will affect your families. Its so good to be a part of this blog. Good luck and my prayers are with you.