Now that I can do a handstand, I just want to do them all the time! And woohoo abs!
Just a little midday yoga practice.
I successfully attempted and completed my first handstand since I was probably 12 years old today! I can’t even remember the last time I attempted one! Wooohooo shoulder strength. The best advice my instructor gave me was, “if you can do downward dog, you can do a handstand.” It gave me confidence in my otherwise, bull in a china shop persona!
So, I started really focusing on being healthy starting on January 1st and it’s now February 2nd and so far I have made the following improvements and had a few setbacks as well:
1. Almost completely stopped drinking coffee - I can count on one hand the number of cups of coffee I’ve had since 1/1
2. I’ve made strides in my yoga practice - I’m going to my third yoga class this week
3. I’ve been eating healthier, working on more improvements (cutting out red meats, eating local and organic produce/meat)
As a result of #2 and #3 I’ve lost 5 pounds.
1. I started doing p90x and I saw immediate results (being sore and exhausted) but I quit, I did not have the time or commitment to stay with the program and that’s my own fault.
2. My boyfriend’s unhealthy eating habits are my own (reeses ice cream mostly) I need to work on making healthy decisions even if he isn’t.
3. When I get stressed out, I stop exercising which is exactly the opposite of what I should be doing.
As of today, I am about 2 millimeters away from being a licensed teacher! I got my final step checked off in my portfolio, I sent in my license, I get my fingerprints taken tomorrow, my degree has posted from my college, now all I have to do is sit back and wait. What a hard wait it is.
Next step for today is to do p90x - arms and back or something like that and ab ripper x. I found most of the first three weeks, should I post them later with the schedule? I’m not sure how long the links will work but it might be nice to have? Then I have to go coach swimming but only for an hour and a half instead of the normal three. I’m headed to Michigan this weekend with the team and am nervous that I won’t be able to keep up with my routine I’m getting into. Any tips?
I’ve been doing really well eating clean, it helps that I don’t have anything dirty to eat (or time to go out to eat.) How are you doing?