Day 15: Tues, Sept 17, 2013
Again, today I was rather unmotivated; working was a hard thing to do today. I’m waiting for that darn Tiger Blood, dammit!
I’ve been thinking in the last week or so about Benjamin Franklin and how I recalled he set himself a goal for a month to focus on.* That got me thinking: what if I do a series of 30 day challenges? With 365 days in the year, if I start on Jan 1, that gives me twelve 30 day periods to work on something, with a 5 day break at the end of the year. I could do one goal a month, but I like the idea of a break, which would give me time to reflect on the end of the year and plan out my next set of goals if this is successful.
Of course, me being the over-achiever I am, I don’t really want to wait until January to start! I’ve really been thinking about adding yoga to my daily routine, and I think a 30-day challenge would be the best way for me to get into that habit. I’m hoping that yoga will help with my tight hips, neck and back and hopefully center myself as well. I’ve seen the great things it’s done for my sister, and I’d like a little bit of that, too!
So, I ran down the YouTube rabbit hole, and found this 30 day (free!) yoga challenge. I watched some of the videos, and it looks a little bit too complex for me, a complete beginner. I also looked into CorePower yoga, which offers a free 7 day pass, but a) their beginner classes are at awkward times, and b) hot yoga? ugh. But, that may be a good intro to the whole thing, as I’m sure I could arrange my schedule for a week to get some instructor guidance.
Anyway, back to the Whole60: Pretty uneventful, I had another apple with sunbutter as my CSA is giving me local apples like they’re going out of style and I’m not complaining. My friend Paul and I went to Embeya for dinner, and I had an amazing chicken! Turns out that basically their whole menu is dairy free, and a lot of it is gluten-free, which is good for Paul. As Paul says “I guess there really isn’t a lot of dairy in SouthEast Asia…” Good for us!
MMM – chicken:
* It actually turns out I was wrong about Ben – he had a list of 13 goals and focused on one per week.