Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Day 365

Can you believe we're here already?  1 year ago today I published my list and prepared to launch my 101 things in 1001 days.  Since then, I've accomplished 30 of my goals, along with booking 5 of 7 weddings and going to 5 of 8 weeks of yoga.  I'm also pleased to say I've accomplished at least one goal in each category!

We're also in serious saving mode for a house and for vacation, so those are in the works.

I'm really excited to start year 2 of my list!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 363

Today began week 5 of yoga.  Well, sort of.  I started the first pose in class today and kind of got this little wave of nausea.  I had sit down... then lie down.  I'm normally an hour to 70 minutes into the class (90 minutes long) before I need to lie down.  After I while I couldn't take it any more, and I had to cut out early.  It probably didn't help that the guy next to me smelled pretty bad.  Oh well, I'll go back tomorrow and see how it goes.

Speaking of tomorrow, it will probably be my last Bikram class.  My Living Social deal expires tomorrow.  I bought a Vinyasa yoga DVD on Amazon, and I think I'll be finishing out my 8 weeks on there.  I just want to make it clear to anyone reading this that Bikram Yoga Fairfax is awesome.  The instructors are great, the facility is really nice, the location is super convenient... this type of yoga just isn't for me.  Though seriously, if you want to try Bikram, I strongly recommend Bikram Yoga Fairfax.

On another workout note, John and I just bought a set of Zumba DVDs, and plan to work on that together!  I'm pretty pumped :)

Aaaand Victoria's Secret had a 20% off swimwear deal, so I bought 3 new bikinis for Jamaica 2012.  So pumped!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 357

First order of business: we're ok after the earthquake.  Though I must say, a 5.9 earthquake experienced from the top floor of a 10 story building is something I NEVER want to experience again.

Today started week 4 of yoga.  I actually think it might be getting better... I'm handling the heat a little better, and I can stay up longer... I also know to sit down *before* I feel woozy, and if I know I feel badly after doing a pose, I skip it.

And BTW... John is feeling better :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 350

Yoga week 3 officially started today.  My ankle hurt from falling down the stairs on Saturday, my knee was just not doing wll today, and my lunch wasn't agreeing with me.  Despite all this, it was the best class I've had so far.  Since I wasn't feeling so hot, I didn't push myself at all so I didn't feel frustrated or upset at my inability to get through all the poses.  I've got to remember this for future classes.

In John news, he's still not feeling so hot.  I don't like this.  At all.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Day 349

So today was supposed to start week 3 of yoga, but that's delayed until tomorrow for multiple reasons.  All health related.

Over the weekend we went to visit Newport News.  While walking down the stairs, my heel caught on a mat and I fell.  I got a bit of road rash on my knee (already gone), a nasty little scrap on my foot, and a big bang on my shin that turned purple IMMEDIATELY.  I haven't looked at it since (covered it with an H bandage) and I have not desire to.  I also pulled a few muscles, so I'm giving myself some time to recover.

But truth be told, I probably would have gone, just to see if the heat would help, if it weren't for John's health issue today.  He'd been feeling a little off in his abdomen, and went to the urgent care center today.  They then sent him off to the hospital, where he spent the whole afternoon.  I'm glad to say he neither has appendicitis or a kidney infection, but they aren't sure what he does have.  Just wonderful.

Aside from this, things are good... the NN trip was great, we saw all the people we wanted to see, and got to eat at the recently reopened Plaza Azteca.  Yum.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day 343

Ok, this post is coming from my iPhone so forgive me if there are weird formatting or spelling issues!

I went to Bikram yoga again yesterday, and while it wasn't as bad as Sunday, it's still not so great. Don't get me wrong, it's an utterly fantastic workout and the instructors are great, but I think what the problem is is that I just feel frustrated by my inability to finish the class (even though they say at the beginning just staying in the room for the full 90 minutes is an accomplishment) due to the fact that I'm both hot as hell and having trouble breathing in certain poses. Hard to find inner peace when you're frustrated. Sigh. Well, I've still got 6 weeks left on this goal, maybe things will improve.

I've also started going through my closet and pulling clothes for charity, I expect this effort to continue for about a week or so. Donation 2, here I come!

Oh and I can't believe I forgot to post about this already! My brother dove in age-group nationals this past week. He got 7th on the 1 meter board, 5th on the 10 meter platform, and 2nd on the 3 meter board! But it gets better... his finishes qualified him for OLYMPIC TRIALS!!! Cory will be competing for a position on the United States Olympic team in June at the age of 18. I am so excited for him and proud of him!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Day 341

Week 2 of yoga started today, and I'm not going to lie, it kind of sucked.  Maybe it was because I didn't eat at all before I went, maybe it was because my sports bra was too tight, maybe I hadn't drank enough water before, but this class I could barely stay upright.  I spent most of the class lying down because it was all I could do to just stay in the room.  I hope it will work better tomorrow, but I'm pretty pleased that I stuck it out even though I just wanted to leave the room and never come back lol.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day 340

It's been a sad day.  I'm not going to go into many details because this is not at all my story to tell.  My BFF called off her wedding today.  I just brought over booze and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, and we watched Sex and the City.

It's just a sad time.  They're both great people, but it didn't work out. :(

I'm only tying this into goals because it was one, but helping her book her vendors was goal 73, so I'm really not sure how I should indicate that the goal isn't happening anymore.  Awkward.

Love you, bestie.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Day 335

I went to my first Bikram Yoga class today!  OMG.  Considering how hot it's been outside lately I didn't really notice the heat at first (since I can take my class in a sports bra and shorts, but can't just tromp around in public like that).  Then it snuck up on me.  I have NEVER sweated that much in my life!  I managed to stay in the room the whole time, but I couldn't finish all the exercises.  That's my goal by the time the first month is done.  So one week down, seven to go!  I'm going back tomorrow, so hopefully it will be easier.

I still need to take clothes to the Salvation Army.  Normally I do it around my birthday when people give me clothes, but since I didn't get clothes this birthday (and therefore didn't need the hanger/drawer space old clothes were taking up) I haven't gotten off my butt to do it.  Sigh.  Soon.