My day started off with some one on one time with the mat. We are pretty close now that I wake up and get amongst it in my pjs when my eyes are barely open. I am wearing shorts though FYI, we are not that close 😉
I am doing Sarah Beth’s (yes, I love her) seven days of yoga now for a fun little challenge over the next week. I would highly recommend it, in particular for beginners. Also I personally really like her practical sort of approach to teaching (read: I don’t find her particularly airy fairy which can be great especially as a beginner).
I am starting with the Monday session even though it is Friday here because if I wait until Monday to do Monday, I will forget about it. Plus I really don’t think it matters too much, the main point is to do it.
I cannot say enough how much I have been enjoying just doing short yoga sessions every day lately. This is something that I haven’t really done before this time in my life, but my bestie did thirty days of yoga while I was in Canada recently and she has inspired me to follow her approach 🙂 Before now I had somewhat of an “anything less than an hour doesn’t count” approach (crazy, I know), but there is A LOT to be said for just whipping out 15 mins and being done and still getting that stretch and mental relaxation. Also after a long waitressing shift on my feet there is no way I will be motivated to do an hour long yoga class (even 30 mins is pushing it). A shorter session is way more achievable and means that I actually do it, rather than the all or nothing approach which usually turns out to be more nothing than all.
I still love me some longer more focused practices, but right now between work and study those are more for my days off. I am also excited to have finally “liked” the Lululemon facebook page and they have a ton of classes happening right now in Sydney so that will definitely be coming up on my radar too.
While the “runner” part of kiwiyogirunner has been a little MIA lately, as you may have noticed, my ankle is feeling and looking heaps better, but I am still waiting to run until I really feel it. I feel best when I listen to what my body wants and if I’m more excited about yoga than running, then I’m gonna roll with that. Some people prefer schedules and do really well with proper running plans etc, and that is awesome and I have definitely loved doing that in the past, but right now this approach is working great for me 🙂
You know what else works great for me? Mini-wheats and coffee. Every single day.
This morning nearly resulted in a small meltdown on my part when I realized I was out of coffee. The crisis was averted by gapping it across the street and buying the cheapest possible coffee I have ever seen. Seriously, it was $2. And no that is not a normal price in Australia. I don’t know why it was so cheap, but I am not going to question it, it is drinkable and I am a student and that is all we need to worry about.
The real meltdown came when my computer charger finally puttered out mid-essay on personality theory. Fun times, but not. I was already on edge because when you are reading english words that you don’t understand despite being a native english speaker, it is time to get worried.
Seriously, does anyone know what “nomenclature” means? I have never heard that word before in my life.
My current essay is supposed to include criticism about the five articles I am apparently synthesizing- I really want to say that the articles are too written in a way that is too darn hard to understand, that is criticism right? I am so nailing this assignment 😉
A trip to the apple store for a new charger was needed. My lecturer doesn’t seem likely to excuse me from doing the essay because I have no charger for my computer, so unreasonable.
How cool is the apple store anyway? It is like a spaceship full of smart people who know ten million times more stuff about computers than I ever will. They even call the help desk the “Genius Bar”.
So I saved approximately $10 on coffee and then spent $120 on a computer charger. Winning!
I did get to have a nice little walk down the main street of Sydney central, and say hello to Queen Vic:
Salivate over the candy store:
Enjoy the nice buildings and beautiful weather:
And relive the numerous times last year when I would sprint across this bridge because I was running late for work (Sydney traffic is no joke and do not try to rely on the buses at rush hour because you will not be on time).
Now I have a brand new charger, coffee to power my essay writing, and a nice little walk under my belt (I just realized what a weird expression that is). I am winning 🙂
Have you ever done youtube yoga? If so, which teachers do you use? – I love Ali Kamenova for some intense yoga, Sarah Beth in general, and Adriene for some slower routines.
What sort of computer do you use? Mac or PC? – I use a Mac that is approximately ten years old, the people at the Apple store were laughing about how ghetto it is. It may have tape covering up some cracks in it 🙂
Do you follow a strict schedule or do you go with the flow? –