I did something today I haven’t done for months and went to Yoga-Lates at lunchtime. It was murderously tough. I can still just about do side planks, but all the leg raising/knee-bending/etc in the plank position was impossible, and wow do my hips hurt after some of the stretches. Plus the “easy” pose we were doing today was Crow, and lolol no I can’t do Crow (the “hard” variant was the split-leg arm balance, yeah, never).
I’m glad I went though, because I might not be able to make it to Pilates tomorrow due to meetings.
So what am I going to be positive about/grateful for today? I can’t believe I’m only on day 3 and I’m struggling to think of specifics. Actually, I can think of one and that’s that I have lots of social engagements to look forward to in December.
I’m a bit Bah Humbug about Christmas but I wont deny I enjoy some of the friends-type celebrations. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m much more myself with friends/workmates than family, and I find these celebrations so much more relaaaaxing. Just as long as the celebrations aren’t obligatory, y’hear, cos that takes all the fun out of them.
So far I have planned: two “12 Pubs of Xmas” pub crawls (on consecutive days, oh my!); Xmas lunch with friends; a boozy afternoon with my best friend; my work Xmas party (which is on a Monday, jeez that’s some crap scheduling) and a work Xmas lunch. Even though I’m missing the Xmas competition at my gym, I’m sure there will be some celebrations there too at some point. I’m also going to a Women Who Code event at an Apple Store in town, which will no doubt be very Christmassy.
Phew. This is more social engagements than I’ve had in probably the last six months!