It’s almost 2013, and at the start of each year many people like to set goals. I think goals are good. They give direction, and motivation, and feelings of awesomeness when you meet them.
A good goal must be:
- Positive - A goal should reflect what you want to do, not what you don’t want to do….
Today it’s Bethany’s Birthday!
She is 21 today. You should go an follow her if you aren’t doing that already or at least drop by and say Happy Birthday! :D
So, after my run I was a bundle of endorphins and energy. I didn’t manage to sit down, instead I was hyperactive, talking to myself in English and running around the house singing and talking and, well, you can imagine.
I didn’t have time this morning to do my Pilates and I got too much energy to try and sit down to focus and study so I decided it to do it all together and now I can barely move.
Now I’ll study some more and after that I will do some yoga so I can move tomorrow.
:D (this is happy me because of endorphins).
- Mom: you need a scarf
- Mom: and a headband
- Mom: and something reflective because of cars
- Mom: and pepper spray
- Mom: and bring your phone with you!
I’m back to running!!
And I will get back to Pilates and yoga later.
Now I am off to study, but before that a recap of my run:
- I didn’t choose the route I had planned because there was the same car again in the middle and as I am highly paranoid I decided to avoid it completely because it’s better to be safe than sorry.
- The first drop in speed in the green zone occurred because I was jumping tried to avoid junk people had thrown in the middle of the track. I even found one shoe.
- The second one happened when I was going uphill in a really soft terrain, followed by more uphill running. I was literally gasping for air and I used all my willpower not to stop.
- I met my horseback trainer and I chatted for a bit with him, hence the stop. But I walked afterwards and I loved talking to him
Now my knee hurts but I’m going to blame it on the humidity.
Being day 8 means a new playlist: I will put it together tonight or tomorrow. I’m wondering what time I’ll make it to bed if I manage to complete all the stuff I want to do.
oooh. this makes me want to start training again i used to be able to do that shit.
Lani, I think we both might have a problem when I see this and think of you.
Martial arts is such a great thing to be involved in as a prep for life an I never realized why until now as I was looking back on some old training videos of me at sword.
At first, when you start martial arts, your stiff. Your whole body is almos tin protest because your brain is working…
This applies to anything in life. Take a moment to read it.
I have been in a bad place lately. I didn’t feel like doing anything. I am behind with studying and exercise but I’m trying to get out. So tomorrow will be the day to get on track with my studies and on Monday I will start back with exercise and I want you guys to keep me accountable.
Yoga Sequence for Beginners to Intermediates
- Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)
- Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
- Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
- Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
- Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)
- One-Legged King Pigeon Pose(Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
- Repeat steps 4-6 with opposite leg
- Hero Pose (Virasana)
- Reclining Hero Pose (Supta Virasana)
Feel free to change up the sequence, adding in some poses, changing up the order, taking some poses out of the sequence, etc. Click on the links for each pose to get in depth steps on how to get into those poses, benefits to each pose, etc. Please keep this text so others can access the links, and don’t remove credit/try and claim this as yours. I will find you.
Click here for the PDF file. It’s a really nice visual of each pose. I like printing out sequences that I make and find, and hang them up on my wall. When I’m stuck on what to do or I’m feeling uninspired, I can just look at them on my wall and just get into it. I’ve kind of created a “Yoga Inspiration Wall”. It’s quite nice.
Love this sequence as a morning routine