Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 209 of 365 - Yoga

Yoga this evening went well. I was able to move a little further into some of the asanas. I am getting better at predicting what the instructor will call out. I think my progress will be limited to small incremental steps for awhile. One day though, it will all fall together, and I'll actually be doing yoga.

I spoke to the instructor a little before class, about muscle soreness and balance movements. I have almost completely stopped getting sore after class. I was at a loss to explain to her why, because I am trying really hard. I tried blaming my poor balance as the limiting factor, but it dawned on me later the problem is my cardio. I gas out long before my muscles are wiped out.

After I unfairly blamed the balances, she told me thinking during the balance is most likely what holds me back. I am totally guilty of that and tried really hard during the class to empty my head. I am bad at letting my mind go, but it did seem to help.

Amazon gave me a $10 digital video credit several months ago, for trading in some movies. It was about to expire, so I used it to download a Vinyasa Flow intermediate / advanced video. I figured it would help to watch the movements correctly. If I have one complaint about my studio class, it is that demonstrations of "proper" form are infrequent. The video looks helpful on a quick scan through, but is incredibly boring to watch. I may just need to try following along instead.

I spent the last $14 of my grocery budget for the week at Meijer last night. $35 a week is proving to be an ample budget, despite my prior analysis.

I need to stop spending time reading comics, message boards and news sites on the internet. They are impeding my goals while adding little to my life. From this point on, I am going to limit them to Friday evening only. I don't want my life to have been spent consuming the internet.