I am not a fan of working out. I used to run, but ever since I blew out my knee on a trampoline when I was 18, I can't do that anymore. And I can't fit my elliptical in my apartment so it sits, collecting dust in my moms basement. So aside from walking around my neighborhood the most physical I get is doing lawn work (see my post from last Tuesday) and doing yoga.
I am not a conventional yoga person. I don't have cute outfits and I can't name the postures. I wear sweats and I made a damn good attempt to mimic the positions the overly calm woman on TV does. And it works.
But what kills me is the music. Or lack thereof.
For instance, work is kinda hellish right now. Why? People are all going on vacations and work related trips (more on that tomorrow) and when I come home, I need to unwind. And since I still haven't built up my tolerance to alcohol (thanks Lent!) I am staying away from the hooch.
So that leaves two things which calm me down - yoga and classic rock.
There is a niche out there for anyone looking to fill it (get your mind out of the gutters you pervs).
Seriously, I have made my own Classic Rock playlist which I play over my muted yoga routine and it is so much more relaxing than listening to wind chimes or coyotes howling in desert canyons.
For those of you who need a way to decompress after a long work day, here is my Yoga Classic Rock* playlist if you want to join in:
1) Dream On - Aerosmith
2) The Saints Are Coming - The Skids
3) Run Through The Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival
4) Slowride - Foghat
5) Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
6) Pinball Wizard - The Who
7) Joy to the World - Three Dog Night (first concert I ever went to. I was 7 and with my grandparents)
8) Hotel California - The Eagles
9) One Is The Loneliest Number - Three Dog Night (What? I like them!)
Does anyone have suggestions? I am always looking for ways to improve my routine.
~ The Office Scribe
* I know I am a little loose with my def of "Classic Rock" but old is old to me.
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