I was planning on running on the treadmill today, and then doing Jillian’s 30-Day Shred, but after a 1-mile run, I had a sudden urge to get my yoga on. It was between Denise Austin’s Yoga Buns and Jillian’s Yoga Meltdown. Jillian won out for one reason. She consistently kicks my butt.
But both DVDs have one very important thing in common. They both end with a stretch known as the pigeon. This stretch is by-far the best hip-opener I’ve ever experienced. It’s the perfect move to end a yoga session, and if you plan on doing any yoga in the future, I recommend you try this one out. Make sure to check out Yoga Journal here for a tutorial on how to do this pose. I’m not an expert, by any means.
I also solved my shin splint mystery. It wasn’t pretty simple actually. When I woke up this morning I noticed a purple bruise, about 1 inch in diameter, right on my shin. I’ll probably never figure out how I got the bruise, but at least I can rest easy knowing it’s not a shin splint. I develop bruises all the time, and it just so happens that I bumped my talus bone on my the little wall that stops water from escaping from the shower. Sometimes I really don’t know how I manage these things…
At least I had mixed vegetables as my side for lunch today. Yellow bell pepper, zucchini and sun-dried tomatoes are three of my favorites. Everything bagels are also keeping me pretty full, especially with Laughing Cow Cheese.
My excitement is building for my week off of work. I have 9 days off (including two Saturdays and Sundays), and I want to do so many things. Here are some of the goals that I’ve come up with:
1. Professional massage – I still have a gift card to Mario Tricoci!
2. Get a hair cut – I’m thinking somewhere like Great Clips since I only need a trim.
3. Read half of Game of Thrones.
4. Go out to dinner with Paul.
5. Make a new playlist.
6. Work out 6-7 times.
7. Get my eyebrows done.
8. Go out for margaritas with the girls.
9. If it’s nice out, go running in the fresh air.
10. Watch a good movie.
If I can dream it, I can do it! 🙂 I’m off to make my lunch for tomorrow, and then head over to Paul’s. Have a great night everyone!
Do you have any goals for the spring or next month? Have you ever tried the pigeon pose? Do you enjoy yoga?