Potential Yoga Life
26th October 2017

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So lately I have been obsessed by the idea of YOGA.  Don’t know what started it really.  I mean I have always been intrigued by it but never really got INTO it.  I have decided though to try and actively go for it even though it’s in the comfort of my own home as I don’t have the time to do official classes.  I have apps, videos and I already have a yoga mat so why not?

I guess my main reasons to do it is for stress relief and for some kind of fitness since going to the gym is not really appealing to me (nor do I really have the time for it).  It’s not as vigorous as a cardio workout or anything but I am just liking the idea of loosening my muscles, creating more bloodflow and developing strength.  If it helps at all in losing any kind of weight then that’s awesome!!  I just want to feel like I’m doing something rather than nothing.  I need this for flexibility too because OMG  I am not flexible WHATSOEVER and I have always wanted to be.  I just want to be able to do menial everyday things with ease as lately I complain just going up the stairs and feeling pain bending and crouching around picking up mess in the house because I am so unfit.

As for stress relief, this would the best way.  To be able to sit and breathe and knowing that my body is trying to release negative energy is a great peace of mind.  There are a lot of things going on in my life right now and  I want to be able to indulge in even just 5 to 10 minutes of peace; achieve some zen and actually officially say I can.

I’m going to try to this everyday, even if it’s just a 10 minute session.  I want to have something in my life th at is mine and yoga is the best and easiest way to achieve this.  It’s not just a goal to me.  It’s something I am going to live my life by.  Eventually, I want to do those crazy poses and my crowning moment is the day I am able to do a handstand on my own!!!!

My husband has been doing some yoga too which is great and funny at the same time because I never pegged him to do yoga EVER.  This will help him with his back problems and stress relief too so it’s nice to be able to share this with him.

 




Audiobooks
5th October 2017

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My last post on being excited about reading seems to not have changed.  I have been even more obsessed about books and reading and trying to figure out what my niche is in my tastes.  I am drawn to many different styles and stories and have yet to figure out what I really love.

What I have grown to have a liking for though are audiobooks.  Considering my lack of time to read books for a long period of time, I was looking at other options.  I really considered Audible because it was a decent price and I liked the idea of getting free audiobooks every month but I have decided to go with Kobo’s subscription service!  I am a big Kobo fan (partially because I am Canadian and well it being a Canadian company, I wanted to support so I’m biased in that sense) and I figured why not continue with them even in audiobooks?  Plus it was cheaper than Audible so that’s always a plus.

So I listen to my book on the way to and from work and it’s definitely making my commute more enjoyable since I drive about 45 minutes each way.  The downfall though?  I go through the book so quickly because of my long commutes.  I’m pretty much almost done my book and my next round of “free” audiobook doesn’t rest for another 3 weeks and I don’t really want to buy an audiobook because they are ridiculously expensive.  So that’s the only thing that sucks about this subscription.  For my next book, I pretty much have to find a book that’s quite long but hopefully good so I don’t regret my choice.  I have a couple of choices lined up so we’ll see when the 26th comes rolling around.

I still try to read when I can though.  I have a lot of books on my Kobo ereader and I made a deal with myself that I want to finish at least another 3 books before the end of the year.  I eventually want to be able to read at least 50 books a year, maybe even 100!  I think it’s a good goal.