Originally Posted by penstamon
Wow Cuba! That sounds like heaven right now in the middle of dark cold February. Have so much fun!
I took yesterday off except for one walk
, but I did two major hikes on the weekend. I really started to fall into a routine last week, so I am going to keep it up this week too- yoga, pilates, Nia for an hour each day and 2 brisk walks. I started incorporating the exercise ball in my thesis writing too, but it gets uncomfortable.
Has anyone else started to modify yoga poses? It wasn't noticeable at all until I was going into a lunge from down dog- I have to swing my leg wider now because it is uncomfortable on my abdomen. I'm still doing everything else, even laying on my back.
I've already commiserated with you re: thesis write-up. I meant to respond to you when you noted that making students write an 18,000 word thesis in 18 days was cruel..I will confess that it was much to do with my awful procrastination and the PhD applications I was writing. Are you planning on pursuing your PhD? I will say that mine almost made me utterly crazy!!! I completed it in 3 years (the British system is different) and I used (or abused, perhaps) running, at the time, to manage all the stress of it. I was in a horribly competitive programme, too (Cambridge Uni), which made it all the worse.
So good luck! And you have my every sympathy...
as to exercise: I am only doing prenatal yoga right now so not really adapting anything. I was regularly doing nia a few days a week prior to pregnancy and then morning sickness kicked in and I got out of the habit of going. My good friend is the instructor and she keeps telling me I must go back.. which I must!!!
No exercise for me today.. though may do some yoga in a bit. My alarm went off at 4am and not one bit of me was interested in getting up to workout before class. Feel a bit lazy about it now, though