Sunday, June 19, 2011

Inspiration from ye olde television

I struggled a bit in class yesterday. I need to get myself more organized in terms of food and hydration. It's hard to have a good class when your body feels off - hungry, stomach issues, thirsty, etc.
But what this post is really about is something I heard when I was catching up on one of my favorite tv shows on demand yesterday. 'The Deadliest Catch' is about crab fishing in Alaska. How does this relate to Bikram yoga? Well, the fishermen on the show are so tough and they just get on with things. They keep going. They battle the elements. They push themselves. On the episode I watched last night, one of the fishermen was complaining to his brother/boat captain about his leg. His brother asked him if he was hurt or injured. If he was hurt, he just needed to suck it up and keep working. If he was injured, he needed to stop working. In yoga and in life, there have been many times when I've stopped because I'm hurt, either mentally or physically... but I want to be the kind of person who only stops when I'm injured...


Anonymous said...

I am very much enjoying ur blog. I am a few months into doing Bikram yoga and I LOVE IT!! Anyway, I found a smoothie recipe that makes me feel amazing and I thought I would share it with you.
2 c unsweetened almond milk
1 cubed apple
1 TBS protein powder
2 TBS flaxseed
1/2 tsp cinnamon
handful of ice

thanks for ur blog!

a. said...

hey Anonymous,
Thanks for the very sweet comment. That smoothie recipe sounds amazing - thanks for sharing it! I've been dragging my feet re: getting a new blender, but wanting to make this smoothie could be the thing that actually gets me to buy a new one!