Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January resolution - check

Our church is reading the Bible in a year, and I thought an appropriate January goal was to stick to that schedule.  I'm excited to say it was a success.

Every day gets a check mark (sadly no stickers).  The numbers (in case you were wondering) are for location numbers on the Kindle so I can switch back and forth between the Psalms and other reading more easily.  It was easy to stick with because I committed to doing it first thing in the morning when there isn't any competition for my time, and because it just doesn't take that long to do the daily reading.  15 - 20 minutes tops.

I've been kicking around a few ideas for my February resolution.  I thought I wanted to do something to try to increase my flexibility, but I didn't want to commit to something that would require a new commitment of time- especially after work- because I'm really really really bad at committing to do things in the evening.  I also didn't want to do anything to wreck the success of my January resolution.

So... I decided to combine the two.  I'm going to do my reading sitting in three different poses that are targeted to stretch the hips and calves/ ankles:

Hero pose:


  (Both taken from Yoga Journal)

Full squat:

All of these are insanely hard/ impossible for me right now, but I'm hoping I'll see improvement by the end of the month.

On the menu: Chicken tikka masala (kind of) with the leftover dark meat from our chicken.

I work out: OMG- yesterday I ran... outside... in shorts!  It was glorious.

Bible: Ancient Israel was gross.

1 comment:

  1. that is such a good idea to do your reading while in stretches/poses. very smart. :)