Life Lately 2.12.17

Sunday is here 🙂 For me, that includes yoga, brunch, cleaning, and meal prepping. With lots of relaxing on the couch, stretching on my yoga mat, and playing around with Baymax ❤ Probably my favorite day of the week, since it’s always been my day of rest; but also because I am always excited for the week ahead. Anxious to see what it will present to me.

I have been working so hard on handstand pressing lately, and it.is.not.easy. I have found my core strength is not where it should be, so that’s been a focus of mine since I started this challenge. I keep practicing everyday, and there’s always plenty of room for me to improve and grow. It’s actually an awesome journey, because there isn’t as much pride/ excitement in hitting a pose on your first try. Yes, it feels really good, but then I always look for the next level of difficulty to learn more. Ever-engaged student – that’s me. 🙂

This week I also have cut out gluten – not for any particular reason, but I struggle with GI issues (for the last 10 years) and I’ve never gotten really gotten a straight answer on what the problem is. I just know my symptoms, know my pains and my frustrations, so I’m trying something new to see if it helps. I haven’t felt bloated this entire week, so that’s a big plus! 🙂 I also haven’t had coffee in almost a month, and yesterday I broke that when we visited some friends, and it wasn’t too big of a deal. The break from extra acid is always welcome to my stomach 🙂 And I’ve been dairy free since the beginning of the year – THAT has been the best change I’ve made in a long time.

The sun is bright and shining today, and the winds are blowing hard. But I can sense spring coming, and it’s such a beautiful feeling. ❤ Half marathon training is going really well, and it’s always so awesome to be able to run outside without freezing or dreading it. My legs are feeling much stronger and my lungs are acclimating to the endurance-length running I’ve been subjecting them to. It’s so awesome to feel my body change and react so cleanly and smoothly when I start training again. And even with new yoga poses. Pretty cool ❤

I hope everyone has an awesome Valentines Day coming up, if you celebrate that. Love needs to be celebrated every day, in my opinion 😉

Peace, xoxo,

Shannon

Instagram: @fitnessbyshannon

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