I created a pinterest account last week. 1,000+ pins and 21 boards later and I’m currently looking for a rehab center. Know a fancy center with no pins in sight? I am having way too much fun creating a pinterest world. My house is getting cozy, my kitchen is well stocked, my walk-in closet holds beautiful clothes, and I have a pretty impressive workout routine down. Some boards I’m thinking of adding are: a boyfriend board – the wedding is already planned, a closet for him – he will be very well dressed, a baby board, and a DIY board – for the extension we are going add outback.
If you have a pinterest account link it below, I need to get my hands on more pins.
In order to improve my balance and flexibility i decided to add yoga to my daily workout routine. Thought I would share some of the information i found while researching the topic.
Benefits of yoga:
Types of yoga:
This pdf by health central illustrates the different types of yoga and their benefits.
Vigorous and hot yoga are the best for weight loss.
Yoga poses and sequences:
- Make sure you warm up your muscles before starting, stretching ‘cold’ muscles can cause injury
- Hydrate especially of you are doing hot yoga
- Eat a snack or a meal 1 hour before you start, but make sure you are not full while practicing
- Be aware of how it feels and if some moves are too painful
Poses for runners:
What I look like doing yoga right now:
How i will hopefully look some day:
I have been all over tumblr the last few days (follow me 🙂 ) and i have seen a lot of cute workout clothes, shoes, accessories, and tools. I have perfectly nice clothes and shoes right now, but a girls can always add to her shopping list, right? 😛 Fun neon colors are all over the place from shirt to shoes to dumbbells and yoga mats! I think treating myself to one thing at fitness/ weight loss milestones might be a great motivation. It will surely feel great to work for them. A few things on my wish list:
I tried finding the different pieces online. Feel free to mention any i missed, i didn’t recognize some of the brands.
A few of the places, time, or activities i think i would enjoy one day: Continue reading
- Make my parents proud
- Learn a new language
- Read 52 books in 2013
- Reach a weight i am happy with
- Take a road trip
- Build a career doing something i love
- Travel to 6 continents
- Start a family
- Pursue a masters degree
- Write a novel
- Develop an app
- Fall in love
- Retire somewhere beautiful
- Live a abroad for a year
It is extremely early, but i was day dreaming about the end of the semester the other and started thinking about the summer. I think i would like to spend summer 2013 learning a new skill. I think i’m going to spend July writing a novel, but i would like to be productive in August as well. Different things i have been thinking of:
- Learn a new language, maybe Korean or Chinese
- Learn how to code
- Learn how to bake and cook
- Learn how to sew
- Learn to play an instrument
Or maybe i should dedicate my summer learning about a particular topic. I feel like i know very little about many things. Could be interesting to spend time really learning about a topic and understanding it.
Apparently i write like James Joyce. I never read any of his writing, but if the internet says so then it must be true. I looked up his books. They include Ulysses. I might add it to my reading list. I recently joined Nanowrimowhich is the National Writing Month. So far, i have explored the forums and they are filled with interesting and useful information. I’m thinking of participating in either the April camp or the July camp. I don’t have high expectation, but it would be good to give it a try to before November. I should probably start thinking about novel ideas and characters.
My username: ForeverAsleep
I have been working out a lot more recently as part of my Good Habits Challenge and 2013 fitness goals. I usually follow along to a work-out video or follow the instructions on an app, but some days i’m really just not feeling it at all. On those days i make my way to the treadmill. It is one of the most boring exercise machines, but sometimes that is exactly what i need. It frees my mind to contemplate life . On one side of my treadmill there is a cup-holder and on the other side there is a bigger oddly shaped compartment that i never figured out what it was supposed to accommodate. I never discovered its real purpose, but i found something that fits perfectly. My new ipad mini fits the mysterious compartment so well you would think it was made for it – it wasn’t, the treadmill is years old. I like to watch movies while i’m walking on the treadmill. Most of the shows i watch i mentioned in my top tv shows post plus a few more recent ones. TV shows are a great distraction, by the end of the episode i enjoyed some tv and had a workout.
The movies i am most looking forward to in 2013 are:
Based on a book by the same title. I have heard many people talking about already, but i might wait till i read the book before watching it.
Despicable me 2
Despicable me was one the cutest make me happy movies. Hopefully the second instalment will not disappoint.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
I think i’m currently seeking contentment in my life. I am content with how my life is right now. Even small changes scare me. I have a very inflexible comfort zone. How do i start seeking excitement in my life? I want to step outside my comfort zone. I want to push my limits. As i wrote previously i want to be stronger in 2013. There are a few opportunities headed my way and all i want to do is to say no and go on my merry way. I am trying to push my self. To think about how it would feel after, being able to say “yes, i did that”. I don’t want to look back and have a life filled with what ifs and regrets.
I recently discovered a new blog that i enjoy visiting. The blog is called Analyfe and on it Erin recently discussed her word for 2013 being connect. Which reminded me that i haven’t posted about my word for 2013 yet. My word for 2013 is strong.
I was on holiday in Malaysia for the new years. I remember sitting in the hotel a few hours before midnight hearing the crowds gather around the Petronas Towers to watch the fire workers. I wanted to finish writing what 2013 is going to be all about for me. Somehow it does not count unless i plan it all out before midnight. I wanted to chose a word to focus on, a word that wil help me reach my goals. For 2013 i want stronger relationships, beliefs, dreams. I want to be stronger. To stand up for my thoughts, to pursue my dreams, to my push my limit. To be stronger than the fear of failing. I want to be strong mentally, physically, and emotionally. I want to be forgiving, accepting, and loving.