Id be willing to bet you could already do headstand, it is more a balance issue than anything else. engage your core and you should be fine. be careful with scorpion though. I can do scorpion, but you really should work up to it through the duration of the class, and not try to just get that pose.
3. Start figuring out how to afford college as it MUST be done.
4. More emotional growth and experience, hopefully with individuals that are willing to love and respect me. This includes NOT making the same mistakes I've made in the past. I've realized I am a bit needy in relationships and seem to give off an impression that things aren't good enough. I'm always eager to move things along - giving this impression. I need to learn how to be satisfied with current happiness and not focusing on the expectation of even MORE happiness.
5. Learn how to ride a REAL bike (SHUT UP), and complete the 10 mile in The Tour de Palm Springs on Feb 14, 2009!
I already have started working on my poses and increasing my lifts. I never officially declared my goals though till today.
I could be doing a head stand wrong but I don't think my neck is strong enough yet... Perhaps I'm not distributing my weight properly for the best balance. I've been practicing scorpion using a body ball for support. My shoulders, chest, and triceps are not nearly strong enough to support the weight of my body yet. I'm def going to have to tailor my upper body workouts to support my scorpion training. I think my training pace is good. I just practice for about 10 min 3-5 times a week.
I wish they offered more yoga classes at my 24. It's mostly pilates...
Good luck with the quitting smoking Strat. That's a very challenging but worthwhile goal to pursue.
Scorpion is a very advanced pose, if you can't do forearm stand you shouldn't be training for scorpion.
As for whether you triceps can hold your body up in forearm stand your best bet might be to work more cardio into your workouts, and lower the amount of calories you consume in a day. 240 on 5'11'' frame is a lot of weight.