Things I Learned Yesterday

Yep, it feels like summer.

I usually look around and realize how much I have to do, but yesterday I looked around and realized how much I DON’T have to do. In one sense, that was liberating, but in another sense, that made me anxious. I like to be productive (or at least feel like I’m being productive), so this threw me for a loop.

It was a relaxing day, but I did find some fun + not-as-fun things to keep me occupied. Idleness ain’t cool. So this is what I learned yesterday as I found things to do:

I’ve lost so much flexibility.

I did this 60 minute yoga video, and some stretches that used to feel awesome felt…not so awesome anymore. I mean, I still got a nice stretch, but man was it humbling! I guess it’s a gentle/painful reminder to keep stretching.

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I can do a headstand {against a wall}! 

Then I try to get my toes off the wall and I’m down in three seconds, yay! But hey, at least I know my noggin can handle the weight.

My burpee wound is finally healed enough for me to not wear a bandage. 

It’s ugly and scary though.

Nectarines are naked peaches. 

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I always thought there was a slight difference in flavor between the two, but nope! They taste exactly the same. Peaches just have the fuzz.

I can do a dead hang pull-up!

It has to be at the right time, and it sorta looks like I’m fighting to not fall off a cliff, but I finally got it!

I still don’t like to vacuum.

I vacuumed yesterday so I could be useful around the house. It was fine, but it’s still my least favorite chore. It’s really the mile-long cord that’s the biggest obstacle.

There are dragonflies outside my house that could be mistaken for mini dinosaurs.

What the heck.

Brie + jam sandwich ➔ “where have you been all my life?”

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Do it if you haven’t yet. Do it if you already have.

June is over.

That’s not even possible. So many awesome things have happened this month, but it’s been such a whirlwind that I haven’t noticed that the calendar days keep flipping.

I have so much to read this summer!

Mostly books related to faith/meditation, but books nonetheless! I’m actually excited to read those kinds of books. I might throw some fiction in there for spice and everything nice (I’m usually more of a memoir person). The Rosie Project, Paper Towns (recommended by Jeannine!), and Hungry look interesting! Oh, and maybe I’ll finally finish Catching Fire… but chances are slim.

Hope you all have a lovely day!

So tell me:

Do you work on flexibility often?

Any recent fitness goals reached?

Brie and jam?!

What’s on your summer reading list?

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Things I Learned Yesterday

  1. Hi Alison! I definitively have to stretch more often. I used to do gymnastics years ago (for basically my whole “youth” – I’m not old yet, haha) but now I’m kinda stiff. I do homeworkouts with youtube videos and some include a cool down and stretch at the end which is great. But I don’t stretch regularly… On Sunday I did a yoga for beginners video for the first time and I think I will stick with it! I want to become as flexible again as back then!
    Brie and jam is a rather common combination in Europe/Northern Europe I think, especially baked brie! It’s not one of my favourites but it’s good 😉

  2. I am probably one of the least flexible people you will meet. I blame my height, but after doing hot yoga for a whole ice noticed some improvement. Maybe one day I will be able to touch my toes.

  3. yay for the headstand and pull-up! rockin’ it, girl! let me know if you read anything good (faith/meditation related or otherwise) – i’m looking for some new good reads this summer.

  4. Nectarines=naked peaches!🙌🙌🙌😂 I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought this but just never vocalized! These are things I think about!🙈
    I stretch a lot and work on flexibility and find that it really relaxed and energizes me (don’t ask lol) but as far as headstands and pull-ups go…that’s a whole different ball game that cannot play in! Lol
    Have a great day and happy July! Before you know it the summer will be gone so let’s enjoy it😊😘

  5. Congrats on the headstand & pull up! I used to practise yoga for 2 and a half years, and I didn’t realise how flexible I was, until I lost some of it (shucks). I occasionally do headstands and stretches after my jogs… one thing I have yet to conquer is handstands (gulps)!

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