I seriously still can’t quite wrap my head around that we are going to Costa Rica in four days! And I still can’t believe I agreed to my husband’s shopping challenge. So, in lieu of shopping, here’s what’s been going on this week.
I finally joined a gym again. We have an awesome, brand new YMCA right around the corner. And you know what? I haven’t run on horrible medieval torture machine (i.e. treadmill) once. Instead, I’ve been going to yoga three times a week and doing some swimming.
Yoga? YOGA? I spent the last 10 years making fun of people carrying yoga mats and talking about their practice. Well, over the past year or so, no more. They were right, I was so very wrong. I really like yoga, and I think it’s good for me. And given my penchant for things that aren’t good for me (Tostito’s Cheese Dip–I’m looking straight at you), I think this a change for the better.
Loving my yoga tights. In addition to now liking yoga, I also am one of those girls that sometimes walks around in (and travels in) yoga tights. All day. No shame. (And why are these herringbone yoga tights like the most comfortable piece of clothing ever made? I’m loving herringbone.)
Trying to be better about judging people. Given the realization that I’m one of those healthy eating, yoga-going, Lululemon wearing people I used to laugh at, I’ve tried to stop judging others as much as I used to. Hello 30, I guess growing up is good.
Reading. I’ve been really horrible lately about books. I usually read a ton on a trip, and I didn’t even do that when we went to Asia. Right now I’m reading historical non-fiction: The President’s Club. If you are a history buff, check it out. It’s drama filled and fascinating.
Gawking at Cuba trips. I like to plan ahead. Like way ahead. And we already have Galapagos slotted into 2016. And Cuba isn’t “cheap” right now (at least not the legal way). But I’m really thinking that to see Cuba–as it has been for the last fifty years–the window is rapidly closing. Is it worth it? I’ve been looking at Wilderness Travels…
Listening to Notes in Spanish Gold. I love this podcast, and I’m not a podcast person. They have interesting subjects for upper intermediate to advanced Spanish learners, and their conversation is unforced. Plus, they review frequently used but not often taught phrases and lots of vocab.
Have a great week!