I like wine.
Tonight was burger and beer night, however. Me and Nathan are both particularly stressed out at work right now and it was exactly what we needed. I'm a big fan of the 80/20 rule of being healthy 80% of the time and splurging 20%. Hey, anything that equates it back to math is going to work for me because I'm just....that...nerdy. :) The splurging helps me stay sane during high stress points at work and also helps me not break and go on a "oh my god what is that, I must stuff it in my face!" food-n-drink-a-thon. The good news is the work stress should subside soon....should....
Most recent workout: yoga! I blew off working out tonight (see above). But yesterday's was yoga. I may have started yoga as just a way to supplement my running, but it has since become much more than that to me. It has become a very effective way to de-stress and challenge my body to do things it has either never been able to do before or hasn't been able to for a very long time. Case in point: Upward Bow pose (yogi sanskrit name Urdhva Dhanurasana.....I think....I'm still learning those) I still can't believe I can actually do that now!
|Yes! OK? Yes, I was so excited that I got up into that pose that I made Nathan come in and take a picture. Yes. I'll admit it.|
My next hurdle is Crow pose. Look it up, if you wish. It is the current bane of my yoga existence. Basically anything arm balance related has been very difficult for me to get. I would probably be able to progress faster if I attended classes in person, but my work schedule makes it difficult, so finding teachers online has been my way of doing things so far. One thing I can say is that yoga absolutely teaches patience and not trying to push your body into poses it's not ready for. A knee injury early on helped me learn that REAL quick.
If anyone is interested in teachers/dvds/yoga books that have helped me, just let me know and I'd be happy to give recommendations!