Fit Owl Tuesday: The Failure Edition

Almost two months ago, I made a post on getting back into yoga. This is my first post since I made my Hashtag Pledge: #100DaysOfYoga, and well … I’m sure it’s no surprise that I’m still an unfit owl. So, here I go for another attempt. I need to!

I like to curl up when I sit, either in a pretzel or a ball. I cannot sit with my legs dangling down like a normal person does. After pretzeling up for 10+ hours a day, I often get muscle aches, or my comfy ball isn’t so comfy anymore. All it takes is some stretching every night — I can even READ while I do it — but 9 times out of 10, I don’t bother.

With winter coming, yoga is about all I can do. I’m still following the yoga community on Instagram, which is super inspiring. Now just to get off my butt.

I did want to get a Nike FuelBand, because hello, all those stats, but Nike products don’t play nice with Android. :( :( :( Does anyone use a Fitbit?

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– leeanna

Fit Owl Tuesday: In Which I Make a Hashtag Pledge: #100DaysOfYoga

Woah. It’s been a long time since I’ve made a Fit Owl Tuesday post. The last one was in February, which is pretty embarrassing.

Because I’m a big believer in accountability (and in embarrassing myself on my blog), I’m putting this out there. I’m going to do 100 straight days of yoga. I’ve wanted to start a practice for a long time, but let things like not having classes nearby stop me. The past month or so I’ve been following some amazing teachers on Instagram, and realized that I don’t need to go to a class to start. I can do it on my own. And I need it, for the stress relief alone :D

I plan on roping my parents (I’m sure they’ll be thrilled when they read this!) to take pictures, so be sure to check my Instagram for updates. I don’t know how well this will go, but at least I’m going to try. If you’re a reader who works out, also look at the #ReadersWorkouts hashtag on Twitter.

– leeanna

Fit Owl Tuesdays: Week 3

If you haven’t noticed, I skipped a few weeks of the fit owl, because this owl isn’t very fit. I still haven’t made it to the gym. At all. Winter really, really makes me wish I had a treadmill in the house. I wouldn’t even care if it was in the garage!

I was hoping to get into the gym today, or maybe to try out a session of yoga, but now I have to make an Apple store run to replace the power adapter for my Air. It had an unfortunate accident with the vacuum.

I did sign up for my first 5k of the year, which will happen in April. So I definitely need to get in some gym time before then, or I’ll be walking the entire thing.

– leeanna

Fit Owl Tuesdays: Week 2

Okay, here’s where public accountability is going to come in. Last week was a total bust for me fitness wise. I didn’t make it to the gym at all, I didn’t work out at all, I didn’t do anything. If I keep going liks this, there will be no half-marathon in May.

I’m hoping I can motivate myself this week, although with temperatures in the looooow digits (it’s going to feel like negative temperatures with the wind chill today) it’ll be hard to want to go anywhere but to work and home. I really should do some videos on Youtube — I can’t believe how many workout videos are available there!

If I do get into the gym at all this week, I’m going to try listening to audiobooks while I work out. I don’t think I’m an audiobook person — I have to see the words — but if I can get in some reading while working out, I won’t pass it up. Plus, some of the books I want to borrow from Overdrive are only in audiobook format, not ePubs :|

– leeanna

Fit Owl Tuesdays: Week 1

Welcome to a new feature here at I debated starting a second blog about fitness, but I’d rather put my time and energy into one blog. I’m sure I’m not the only book blogger that’s also into fitness ;)

My first update for 2013 is not much of one at all. I have been sick pretty much since December 25, and today is the first day I’ve not needed a nap after doing two things.

One of my goals for this year is to run a half-marathon. I’m admittedly a long way from that, but last night I found there is a race reasonably close to me in May. I’m wondering if I can train for it? If I’m feeling optimistic at the end of the week I’ll probably sign up. Go big or go home!

My fitness plans for this week involve taking it easy. I’ve found some yoga videos on Youtube that I intend trying, and I might, might do some walking on the treadmill later in the week. The last thing I want to do is overdo anything and end up sick again right away.

– leeanna