Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sun Salutation

It has been a bit of a slow start to 2015 which has been really nice.

I had a whole list of things that I wanted to do (or not do) over January. For the last 2 years I have gone without alcohol, pasta, takeaways, cheese etc. and this year I decided to add chocolate to the list. Suffice to say it is now the 27thJanuary and I have had everything this month aside from the alcohol. So perhaps adding chocolate was just too much!

When I set some goals for February I am going to be more realistic.

At an Auckland Anniversary Day BBQ yesterday I realised that I am quite happy to go without alcohol in social situations. I went prepared with pre-made soda stream (with a splash of Barker’s cordial as I am not a fan of the Soda Stream syrups) which was beautifully refreshing on a hot summer’s day.

Over the weekend I managed to do some exercise as we did not do a carboot sale. So on Saturday I did RPM and then Body Balance with Ally and Maree. I have only done Body Balance once and I forgot how hard it is. I nearly broke my damn toe during the Sun Salutation and then nearly fell over as I was not as “balanced” as I should have been. Everyone else seemed to be in a happy, zen state and I was down the back trying not to sweat all over my feet and hold the poses. Definitely not very zen-like at all.

What I have realised is that my flexibility has really gone south over the years and I would really like to get some of that back.

On Monday morning I did a weight workout with Ally. To be honest it has been a long time since I have even tried to do weights and this morning I can feel muscles that I probably have not used for a little while. Although, I can still walk so that is always a good thing.

Right now I feel happy and a good sense of achievement.