Thursday, May 28, 2015

18 Things I Think About While Doing Yoga

I actually have a better chance of being a professional football player than i do of ever becoming a 'yogi', but that doesn't mean I’ve given up!

This is my 4th week – I’m working on going Monday, Wednesdays Fridays. So far, so good... at least for attendance and commitment.

I’m liking how I feel in the morning, but I doubt that I will ever get into the Namaste-ness of it at all.

Here is what I thinking about yesterday when I was supposed to be "letting go of my pain and struggles in our lives” which is how our Wednesday instructor always gets us started.  

1. I can't believe i bought a bottle of olive oil that was only 8.4 ounces and cost $34! (When i got it home I also noticed that the expiration was 2-2-2014.)

2. That must be some pretty fucking awesome olive oil...

3. Shit, at $4 an ounce that would make any salad I made cost about $12 a serving!  (Maybe $15 if I use yellow peppers and avocado and pine nuts.) 

4. I need to return that olive oil. Hope I still have the receipt. 

5. I wonder if the owner of the shop who sold me the very jar I bought is mad at me and did this on purpose? 

6. Naw, she is not passive aggressive like that. She's a nice person. And i always write checks there and they never bounce. 

7. Dammit, I wish this instructor would quit constantly telling us when to inhale and exhale. Wow, but some people are exhaling SO hard. I wonder if anyone has ever collapsed from a heart attack in yoga? 

8. Is our instructor gay?

9. Oh God, I hate how my butt looks in this mirror when doing downward facing dog or forward fold.  I don't think even Giselle would want to look at her ass in yoga pants from behind.

10. Oh how I love to hate Giselle and her cheating husband Tom Brady.

11. I shouldn’t be thinking about hating on celebrities while doing yoga.

12. I really HATE downward facing dog. Can't wait to get to corpse pose.

13. Who comes up with these yoga terms anyway? Doesn't 'corpse pose' seem incongruent to yoga?

14. Am I using 'incongruent' correctly?

15. Oh crap, how did i get that bruise near my ankle? I hope it clears up before the wedding next weekend because it will show. and what's this one on my forearm? 

16. I am going to quit taking those baby aspirin in the summer. 

17. Ohhhh, FINALLY…. corpse pose. Love it. 

18. I really need to get my own mat. 

Note to Self: 
Longest plank: 3 minutes
Longest run this week: It will be todaywhen i run 5 miles to pick up my car which needed a new battery and alternator
Temperature: yesterday it was 80 degrees! First time putting on our air conditioner and it's not even June 1st
Book: You Couldn't Ignore Me if You Tried - about John Hughes and Cameron Crowe movies. Also loved The Splendid Things We Planned
Movie: Can't recommend high enough: Short Term - it's on the list of 23 Netflix Movies You Haven't Seen. 


amulbunny's random thoughts said...

I don't think yoga is for me. Too many skinny minis. I'd like to do rowing but I'm afraid I'll break the adhesions in my shoulder and then be in a world of trouble.

Haven't seen 80º in a while. Maybe mid 70's this weekend.

Books: The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit, Vostok by Steve Alten, The Dog that Talked to God by Jim Kraus.

Music: I finally found out that I really like Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson. Bruno Mars Doo Wops and Hooligans is wonderful.

TV" Outlander, Outlander, Outlander. DVR" Aquarius with Duchovny. Looking forward to X Files Reboot.

Politics: Don't like any of them. Especially dislike Scott Walker and Rick Santorum.

Miss my daughter but it's better than it was. Talk to her nearly every day. She loves Chicago.


jojo cucina cucina said...

Hi amulbunny! OH.... i just found out today that Rick Santorum is running again... I don't think he has a chance but he's one of the worst! I am afraid that we are stuck with Hillary and i'm not quite sure how i feel about that as a Democrat. I like Bernie Sanders but don't think he has a chance either.

I have not heard of Aquarius with David Duchovny! I will have to check that out.

i too loved that Uptown Funk song when i saw Bruno Mars perform on SNL. I hardly ever like the music on SNL but that one i rewound and then YouTubed it and then bought in on iTunes. The only problem with songs that grab your attention right away is that they somehow sort of go out of style. I think about Hips Don't Lie by Shakira, Hey Ya by OutKast. I did like that video for Uptown Funk. And it was a huge hit for our Seahawks because there was a video going around just for us with that song and different lyrics to match us.

What is going on with your daughter? Sounds like it is ending up good though.

Today was another hot day. I haven't been so tan so early this time of year. Just from running and sitting outside. Usually it takes until mid-
July to look like you have had sun in our parts.

jojo cucina cucina said...

Anybody else here? Thinking about shutting it down.

Amanda said...

I'm here! I'm here! I check back quite a bit.