This is kind of one of those brain-dump writing exercises, really, because I’ve been unmotivated to write this week and fear that if I don’t force myself to write something, I’ll fall out of the habit. And it’s a habit I want to keep.
I’ve been working out a lot lately, which is good and desperately needed. Yesterday I had a fierce headache from the moment I woke up, and a yucky stiff neck that didn’t help things. I think it was a migraine so after work instead of doing cardio as I’d planned, I decided to break out the Reebok Power Sculpt yoga tape that I hadn’t tried yet.
It was definitely relaxing and helped with the headache, but for starters, most yoga I’ve done with “power” or “sculpt” in the title has kicked my ass, and this one was ridiculously easy. And I’m in terrible shape. So I’m not so sure about the “power sculpt” part of it.
Second of all, if you’ve ever done yoga you know that the last few minutes are the best. You stretch out on the mat, meditate, release tension in different parts of your body, et cetera. So I’m lying on the mat, all chilled out, and the woman on the tape is giving the whole soothing “breathe in; release tension in your shoulders” thing. And then, in the same soothing voice, she says, “If you want more workouts like this, go to www.ifit.com.” I have to say, that kind of busted up my meditation and I just started laughing. They get you all chill and then they’re like “go here and buy our stuff.” Funny.
And I have “Roses” from The Love Below stuck in my head like crazy today. I love that song.