A bra that can fix your posture and some other things.

It’s Thursday, time for me to reflect and take a look at some of the things that have inspired me recently or piqued my interest, so much so in fact that I like to share.  Here we go.

I love reading the instagrams, tweets, and blogs of Olympians.  When you need a little motivation, who better to get inspiration from than some Olympic athletes.

OlympianCheck out these 13 fitness pics/tweets/instagrams from some Rio bound athletes.

Do you tend to get a little obsessed with the number on your scale?  I will be the first to admit that I do.  I know better but it still gets me and if I’m not careful it can sabotage me.  I found this article very motivating and it reminded me just how unimportant the scale really is.

awesome absAnd besides, did you see her abs?  Holy shit!  Click here to read the full article.

I’m always looking for ways to style my longish hair without spending a ton of time doing so.  I like to look high maintenance with low maintenance effort.  When I saw how gorgeous this girls hair is, I was instantly jealous.

beautiful hairBut then I found out, she got that look with kitchen sponges.  For real.  With my OCD that is the one thing I have tons of.  I’m going to try it this weekend and I’ll let y’all know how it works.  Click here to learn how to do it yourself.

Do you ever read the best of craigslist ads?  Some of them are hilarious, like this one that I just saw yesterday.  I’m not sure if it’s serious or sarcastic but then she does have the massive Golbat tattoo.

Since discovering how badly my back is jacked up, I’ve been looking for anything I can get my hands on to help me strengthen my back and correct my posture and improve my imbalances.  I recently saw an article about a bra that helps correct posture.  A. BRA!

posture fixing braI’ve ordered it.  I’ll let you know.  If you want to know more, you can read about it here.

This lady is amazing and not because she can dance like someone half her age or even because of her age, she’s turning 98 very soon…..

oldest yoga teacherNo, Tao Porchon-Lynch is amazing for so much more, including the fact that at almost 98 she is the World’s oldest yoga teacher still teaching up to 8 classes a week.

Now that is inspirational!

Tell me about something that inspired you recently.

WTF Wednesday, as the crow flies

I’ve been doing my best to keep on track with my plan.  Y’all would be impressed with my ability to develop ways to keep my interest up and disguise my actual work outs as super fun and exciting events.

My sister in law, niece and nephew came to town Monday night and we’ve been having so much fun.  My niece Robin is such a little trooper.  She loves hanging out with me and so I thought I could use her to help me ‘like’ my yoga workout.  Since I love teaching little kids and she is always a willing participant I asked her if she wanted to do yoga with me.

‘I would love to do yoga with you’, she said and I figured since she’s only six and probably doesn’t know that much about yoga we could start with something really simple.

I asked her if she knew how to do downward dog.  “No”, she said and my sister-in-law and I proceeded to tell her how to do it.   She started to do it but then she turned to me and said, “I think I’ll just do a crow pose.”

crow pose

Allrighty then, I’ll just be over here, um, eating crow.

Kids!  Keeping us humble since the beginning of time.

WTF, it must be Wednesday, and I’ve just been schooled by a six year old!

Friday four, Season training, teeth, gators and yoga.

The weekend is almost here but before this week is over I have four things I really need to tell you about.

The first thing is the thing I’m most excited to tell you about and I’ll go into more details next week but I’ve coming up with a year-long training plan that you guys can follow along with. Yes, I said year-long because I’m breaking it down into seasons and there will be challenges for every seasons and cool stuff, really.

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Unfortunately it’s not this cool because let’s face it, this would be awesome.

It will look something like this….

Spring – Strength training, time to get strong
Summer – Speed training, Hills and fartleks here I come.
Fall – Further, bring on the distance baby!
Winter – Winning! Time to try for a PR or distance goal, or both? 😉

Stay tuned for more about the whole year-long thing.

Next I’ve got more of a public service announcement for pet owners. Y’all sock away your pennies just in case, cause veterinarian dentistry is expensive! I brush Hanks teeth daily and I feed him only dry, hard dog food. Still, he managed to build up some decay so I had to schedule a yearly cleaning for him. I just scheduled one for the kid and with insurance it was 30 bucks so I figured with no insurance and Hank being a dog, it would be around 75-100 bucks.

bubba teeth

We don’t need no stinkin dentist!

Um, no. Four Benjamins y’all!  $400 freakin dollars and that was cheaper than all the other vets around us because in order to get all that tarter off the back teeth they’re gonna have to knock his butt out.

Oh, and he needs x-rays because he has a broken tooth! Jeez.  The good news is that Hank doesn’t mind the vet, he loves all the attention. The only thing he doesn’t like is when I pay attention to the other dogs there.

I can’t help it. I’ve got a soft spot for sick dogs and I just feel the need to give them a little extra attention. Of course when I come back over to Hank, he’s all pouty and refuses to look at me.

jealous dog
And since we’re on the subject of animals, I have got to tell you about Rambo. Rambo is a 6 foot alligator who sleeps in the same bed with his HUMAN momma. He wears clothes, rides an ATV and even gives kisses.  KISSES!

Look at that sweet face....

Look at that sweet face….or not.

Oddly enough the woman is from Florida….(that’s sarcasm y’all). Did I mention Rambo is six feet long? Read more here.

Last thing is the one thing I thought I would never really enjoy, yoga. I’ve been doing these easy little Youtube yoga sessions and they are changing my life. It’s really helping my back pain and it’s geared toward those with scoliosis. This one is by far my favorite.

You know what the best part is? I can do that yoga workout and a gazillion other ones on Youtube all from the comfort of my Om sweet Om. (See what I did there?)

Tell me something about your week, anything…