Backseat Driving, Yoga, & Jacuzzis

One of my top three pet-peeves is backseat driving. It infuriates me in less than ten seconds flat. My friend, Shan, has the worst habit of backseat driving I’ve ever encountered. The worst. But she’s also so hysterically funny that I can never get angry about it. Her commentary on my driving and her feelings while I’m driving  is TV-worthy. I should film it one day.

Today I went to yoga class with Shan and almost peed my pants on the way from laughing so hard. I’ve started going to yoga and Pilates regularly because I noticed that my hips–well, really everything–were getting tighter. Less nimble. But mostly my hips. I’ve always had tight hip and hamstring muscles, but now they’ve started to affect my lower back. And lemme tell you–I don’t do back pain. It’s no joke. So I’ve gotta keep these muscles supple, kids. Yoga always makes me feel one hundred percent better and more limber, and after two or three classes my back pain disappears. But it’s just so boring sometimes! And when it’s not boring, it’s because I’m struggling to hold a pose for five breaths while trying not to tip over and take down the person next to me. Talk about stressful!

Remember going rollerskating as kids and there always being one asshole who would grab onto you while he was going down and would send you crashing down too? I don’t want to be that asshole. Especially not in a yoga class! Can you imagine how mortifying that would be?! I shudder at the thought.

Yoga and Pilates classes are ridiculously priced so I have to supplement at home. I follow Patrick Beach on Instagram for his yoga videos and, ummm, not to be a creep or anything, but…his body. And I don’t mean how it looks, even though how it looks is

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More so I’m referring to how strong he is and how gracefully he moves. Watch…

Does that not make you want to take up yoga daily?! I’d like to be that strong and agile! I also like to follow his Instagram because he has cute pictures and videos of his wife, too. I’m not a total creeper, gah! His Instagram handle is @patrickbeach if you want to follow him.

Aside from Pilates and yoga, I’m also into hot tub jacuzzi-type spa baths. I can’t stand it for long–heat and I don’t get along well. But if I sit in a hot tub for fifteen minutes, I emerge feeling like my muscles are rubber bands! I encourage you to try it whenever you can!

Ok, that’s about everything. I’ve gotta go pack my lunch and prep my clothes for tomorrow because I’m a responsible, proactive adult.

G’bye!

The City That Never Sleeps & Pilates

This past weekend we went to New York on a whim. I love New York, but it’s not a city for introverts like me long-term. A short trip is perfect, though, and I love dressing up in glam clothes and pretending like I’m a native New Yorker. It’s one of the few times my (faux) fur jacket and (faux) leather pants make it out of my closet. You can be anyone you want in New York! I choose to channel Tracee Ellis Ross. And Rihanna.

The city was even crazier because of Fashion Week, but I don’t know–maybe it’s always like that. I’ve certainly never seen it calm! Part of its appeal, I guess. Mostly all we did was walk around, eat, take pictures, eat, and walk around. I finally got to dine at Balthazar, which is a French restaurant that’s been on my list for a while. It was magnifique and worth its spot. New York is filled with French restaurants, and I have about twenty-three on my bucket list. That’s gonna take more than a weekend, though!

Back at home, I went to Pilates this evening. It was fun, but I don’t understand why Pilates classes have to be so extortionate. Like gimme a break–a girl’s just trying to lift her ass and cinch her waist.  I bought the most beautiful yoga mat a few weeks ago.

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Look at that red! I live. This mat was the subject of much controversy among my group of friends. A couple of them thought the price was ridiculous for a yoga mat and so I shouldn’t get it, and a couple of them thought the price was just right for something so stunning. Guess which friends I listened to.

Yep.

You guessed it!

Alright, it’s late and I still have to watch an episode of Barbie in French. I read this article a while ago that said things you learn right before you fall asleep, you are more likely to remember. I need all the help I can get.

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