He liked being on the yoga mat. I think it was the different texture.
Now I have to let the drooly spots dry up before I roll it back up.
I’m not even sorry I’m not sorry I’m not sorry for all the photo spam today.
I still have one more to go.
Daily December Delight days 10 & 11
day 10: the rain we got
day 11: While at my friend’s house for our weekly “playdate” aka mommy gets grown-up time, she was holding her 3 month old and her 2 year old got hurt. He saw that her arms were full and came to me to get a hug and a kiss on his head.
Also, her 4-yr-old was kicking up on his hands and asking me to watch. I asked what those were called, and he said he was doing flip-flops.
Then I told him to watch and I’d show him something, and I attempted a forearm handstand and nailed it! The boys (she has a 6-year-old, too- y’all have seen them before- they’re the only kids’ faces other than Ryland’s that I post) were very impressed and then started trying to do it, but just kept flipping over.
I got their attention and told them to watch and I’d show them something easier to do. I showed them how to do a shoulder stand. At first all they were able to do was stick their legs and butts in the air, but the 6-year-old (who actually turns 7 in a week) kind of got it before I left.
Oh, just Ryland practicing his cobra.
He held his head up that high for over a minute. It’s both the highest and the longest he’s held it up.
11 weeks today.
These are screen caps from a video Jeremy took.
I need to get some more with my real camera.
Is this a yoga move? If it is, then Ryland is a master. If not, it should be.
This afternoon’s internet brought to you by McDonalds.
I have to go pick up Jeremy in a few minutes.
- cut my lip on the foil of the blister pack of my gum. (Tip: Don’t pop them directly in your mouth.)
- had an awesome salad, but the raspberry vinaigrette burned my cut.
- checked out a yoga book from the library and tried a couple of new things.
- lined up by the wall to do a yoga-style headstand and ended up not even needing the wall!!!
- did a yogurt-chamomile hair masque to lighten my hair.
- am wearing a cool vintage wrap skirt I got from Goodwill yesterday (you can see a bit of the bow).
Okay. Time to pick up Jeremy.
Question for my yoga-practicing friends:
I’ve been more and more interested in giving yoga a try. The problem is that with my wrist, I can’t do any pose that requires my hand to be bent back like in straight-arm planks.
Is it even worth trying, or would there be too many poses I can’t do?
(I tagged those I know of who have practiced long enough to be able to help me.)
I was thinking tree pose before it was suggested, but I still wanted your input.
Then I knocked out 15 push ups with my hands on a student’s desk. (The kids are at P.E.) I wanted to see how many I could do. I used to be able to do more than this of full push ups. I’ll just build back up with these modified ones and maybe some day I’ll stop re-injuring my wrist.
Easy yoga poses?
Yesterday’s #fitnessphotochallenge pic was yoga, but I didn’t take it. I need to do it today so I can finish out the month.
I need a pose I can do here at school in my skirt. I’m wearing my boots, but I can take those off. It also has to be something that doesn’t put stress on my wrist.
Any suggestions, yoga friends? Photo replies are on or you could paste a link in the answer box.
Scraping paint is a full body workout.
The main, obvious places that it kills are the shoulders and triceps. It also works your calves (standing on your toes to reach high places) and your core (balancing on the stepladder).
So 45 min. of that last night was all I could handle.
Then I did an ab workout.
I also decided to try a yoga-style head stand on my forearms since my wrist won’t allow me to do a normal one. I put myself close to the wall and propped my feet on it first. Then I took one leg off and asked Jeremy if I had it straight up. When he said I did, I took the other off the wall. After a couple attempts, I was able to hold it for maybe 3 seconds. However, every time I was able to stay in control and not crash to the floor.
Unfortunately my back hurt pretty badly afterward for about 5 minutes. It was fine after that and today, so I don’t know what was up with that.