I was thinking about how much my blog has changed since I started it the other day. When I first starting blogging, it was mainly just a personal space for all of my random musings. In high school and college I took an interest in music reviews given that I was a huge music lover and that became the focus of my writing. When fitness became a huge part of my life, I quickly discovered the world of fitness blogging, where my blog blossomed and became a much bigger part of my life as well. Now that I’m a mom and fitness isn’t the focus of my life, my blog has taken another direction again. I always wanted to maintain the healthy living aspect and not have the blog taken over by baby talk, but inevitably, that’s more or less all I know these days. Of course healthy living and fitness is still important to me, and I will continue to talk about it on this space but it’s just not the main focus anymore and I guess I just finally was able to admit that to myself. Anyways, enough of my rambling.
I’ve fallen off the workout bandwagon again. Hard. Are you surprised? It’s a never-ending cycle for me. This week was my climb back on, albeit a slow one. I want to restart the 4 week waistline program from Reflexion Yoga and get back into headstand practice.
For some reason I had the worst headache lasting from lunchtime until I went to bed. I was bound and determined to hit the yoga mat, but the series I had planned was too intense for my poor headache so I had to try something a little more gentle.
30 minute yoga flow via Reflexion Yoga
30 minute chaturanga form via Reflexion Yoga
Afterwards I made my return to hanging upside down with some headstand practice. I’m motivated to learn forearm stand and eventually scorpion after watching my yogi/running/work buddy Natalia make amazing progress from learning headstand to nailing scorpion in a few short months. She’s my inspiration for sure!
Boats and Floats via Reflexion Yoga. This video was focusing on floating from boat pose into high plank and back again. I’m not going to lie, I was a complete mess. I don’t have the strength yet to lift my hips high enough for my legs and feet to float through, and I kept getting caught on my super sticky mat. This entire video felt a little rough because I’m feeling tight all over.
60 minute core series via Reflexion Yoga
I’m hoping this weekend to find time for a good run, although it will most likely be with Liam in the stroller since his dad isn’t home this weekend. I also hope to fit in lots of yoga in the evenings, focusing on opening the shoulders and hips. I’m definitely feeling the effects of the stress I’ve been experience the last couple weeks in my body and it isn’t pretty. I was hoping to be able to treat myself to a stress reduction massage at a local salon, but will have to save that for the next time Liam is with his dad.
What’s everyone up to this weekend?