Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Yoga Pants

If anyone else out there is ridiculously short or abnormally tall (which really, I cannot even imagine), I thought I'd share that I just got some great yoga pants at Target.  They come in short and tall sizes, as well as "normal" and they were marked $27.99 but are actually on sale for $19 right now.

I decided I deserve new yoga pants, since I'm going to yoga twice a week now.  I usually wear capris because I get way too hot in long pants.  But Stacy and Clinton always say that if you are short you should never ever wear capris.  And aesthetically, I know they are right.  Temperaturely, I wear capris anyway.

These pants came in both lengths, and I decided to buy one of each.  I wore the longer pants today, and honestly, I was too hot.  But I looked thinner.  So I might just have to be hot more often!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Only Thing I Feel Like Doing

I had a rough day.  I've had a rough couple of days.  And it's not like there's a good reason for it.  Nothing hugely horrible happened.  In fact, a couple of really good things happened.  But I've felt awful for a couple days.  No energy, bad mood, not sleeping, anxiety for no good reason.  Blah.

Tonight was yoga night.  Not even easy yoga night, but harder (okay, medium) yoga night.  I kept thinking as I got ready to go, "I do not feel like doing this right now."

And then I stopped myself.  Because in reality?  Going to yoga was the only thing I DID feel like doing.  I did NOT feel like doing all the rest of the cr@p I had to do today.  But I wanted to go to yoga class, and I knew it would make me feel better.

So I went.  And it was hard.  And hot.  And awesome.  And I do feel better!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Meeting Myself Coming and Going

Sometimes you just have to mix up your exercise routine a little.  So you want to know what I did today?  I walked my entire route backwards.  I mean, I didn't walk backwards.  I walked frontwards.  But I walked the route backwards of the route I usually walk.

This is my version of being wild and crazy.  R is laughing hysterically at me as he reads this.  So is EG.

Anyway, it's a tiny thing, but it did make a difference.  I'm a serious creature of habit.  And I've gotten to know my walking route so well, I could probably do it with my eyes closed.  But today I felt like I needed to mix it up a little.

So, I started at the end and worked toward the beginning.  And it was kind of cool that during the parts where I'm usually exhausted, I was fresh and energetic.  At the part where I'm usually thinking, "Oh Lord, I've only just begun, and my legs hurt already," today I was thinking, "Wow, I can't believe I'm almost finished!"

It gave me a little extra push, and you know what I ended up doing? I added one more little "leg" to my walk and did more than I've done in years.  It felt good.

Most Awesome Walking Song I Heard Today:
"Do you know what I wanna do?  Do you KNOW what I wanna DO?!  Strut."

Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Back on the Mat

I went back to yoga class last night, after the three class hiatus my instructor took over the holidays (how dare she?!).  I'm not gonna lie.  It was hard.

It's amazing how quickly I can get out of practice with stuff like that.  But I was proud of myself for going, and I plan to go every Tuesday and Thursday in January.  My goal is to stick with these two classes per week for a month, and then if I feel up to the challenge, I might try the Power Yoga class on Mondays during February.


I'm a little scared of that.  So, we'll see.

I've been back into walking also, and the longest I went without walking over the break was three days.  Note to self:  You can miss one day of walking.  You can even miss two days in a row if necessary.  But don't skip three days anymore.  It's just too hard to get back into it after taking that long off.

So how are you doing with your fitness goals so far in January?