Lazy Productive-ish Day
I am still on a fairly low energy kick – I stayed in bed this morning till 9:30, maybe because the first thing on my to do list was cleaning? I managed to get in a full workout anyway, though the day did seem to just fly by.
- Bench press on bowflex: 50# each side, 8 reps
- Bicycles: 15 reps
- Chair dips: 15 reps
- Lateral raises: 5#, 8 reps
- Db Chest Fly on bench: 8#, 8 reps
- Reverse crunch: 15 reps
- Triceps Overhead Extension: 13#, 10 reps
- DB Front Raises: 5#, 8 reps
- Abdominal Curls: 25 reps
- DB Seated Shoulder Press: 8#, 10 reps
- Side crunch: 15 reps
I cannot believe how much heavier 5 or 8 pounds feels compared to what it sounds like. I’m actually embarrassed to post those weights, but it is what it is! Usually when I do these I alternate sets on 2 exercises and then go on to the next two, but today I tan through all of them in a row and then did them all again. It felt like it went a lot faster, but that’s probably just because it was new. Either way, I’m doing it that way again next time!
I followed that up with a new yoga routine. It’s the first one I’ve tried from this site; I like the practice but the video and voice don’t always do the same thing at the same time which I find fairly distracting. Not like the American version of a Japanese horror movie distracting, where the voice keeps going after the person’s mouth stopped moving though. If you want to try it the routine starts a little after 4 minutes in.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NdaCQTu3Xs?fs=1]
Yoga is one of those things that I love but have to sometimes question. Settle into your breath…Interlace your fingers…soften your eyes…spread your wings…wait. What? Did she say spread your wings? Then I start laughing at myself and completely lose my zen. I’m not blaming anyone here, I also lose it when I try a bit too hard to radiate towards the ceiling in triangle or try to stay in warrior three on my left leg for more than 30 seconds and end up falling over. All I’m saying is I do not and will not ever have wings. That’s for those mythical people with grace and stuff, and my name and the word grace have never been uttered in the same sentence, except for in jest.
What I didn’t do today is get in a run, so it looks like I’ll have to set my alarm for a Sunday morning, so wrong. Every time I skip a run or procrastinate in some other way I tell myself at least I learned a lesson… but I never actually do.