Monday, March 21, 2011

Ramblings and tidbits

I like to make lists, and I think this will be easiest way to lay out what I want to say here :)

- I can officially touch my toes, with my knees straight!

- I have progressed in the Camel Pose to having one hand on my heel! I've not been able to do this before, EVER! This is what most of my class looks like:


And here's the eventual goal for the pose:

- I attempted, and mostly held, Tree Pose for the first time on Friday!

- Saturday I noticed lots of little things in myself, easier bending to pick things up, better form in getting up from being on the floor with kiddo, and more little things that used to be struggles. I'm feeling stronger in my body, and it feels good.

- Sunday beheld me taking my first ever "run"! It's in quotes because I warmed up with a walk, then ran as far as I could, then powerwalked until I could run again. Since I didn't run the entire route, I figured it's not technically an official run yet. But, I did .85 miles in 10 minutes, which I feel good about, especially because I had serious headwind for more than half of it.

- During my "run", I didn't judge myself. This is HUGE - I have lots of negatives in my head all the time, and I was actually kind to myself, and happy with the bits I was able to do, instead of beating myself up about not being perfect.

- 10 minutes after I got back from the run, Shark Week started (ARGH!), so no more cardio until maybe tonight, if I feel better. On the bright side, I went to bed at 7pm, and mostly slept until my alarm at 5 this morning!

- Mom and I went to see The King's Speech on Sunday afternoon, and WOW. I mean emoticon!! That movie is just emoticon and I think everyone should see it. It's incredibly well done, the acting is flawless, and you're completely engrossed until the last moment. Highly, highly deserving of the awards it was showered with!
If you made it this far, congratulations for mucking through my crazy mind emoticon

I'm looking forward to doing some cardio again today, and getting back into a routine after a couple days off. I'm also thinking, now that I've started doing more intense workouts, that I'm going to change my goal to working out for 5 days a week, instead of 7. It is seemingly not realistic for me to go all out every day of the week at the higher intensity level, so I'm going to obey my body and throw in rest days!

emoticon and emoticon to you, my dear readers!

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