Yesterday morning I went to a Bikram Yoga class with my roommate for the first time in…..idk probably 3ish years. OMG was it brutal!!!!!!!!! I remember going when I was in good shape and loved it and thought it was not easy but I didn’t usually feel like I was going to die. I had to sit down several times and felt nauseous through the entire second half of the class, but I will get better!!!
I went home and ate everything in site, took a shower then laid down and ended up napping for about 20 minutes before getting ready for work.
I love the concept of taking a nap but I always wake up feeling groggy and with a slight headache and it takes me FOREVER to fully wake up. But other people swear by mid-day naps, this got me thinking about the things people swear by and thought I would do a little question and answer session. I am going to answer some question and ask that you comment your answers as well!
Here we go:
Naps: for or against?
I am for them but not sure they are for me
Coffee or tea?
Oddly both. I will generally take coffee over tea most days but as I get older my stomach doesn’t always handle coffee as well.
Starbucks or independent?
Both but I heavily favor Starbucks. Because they are corporate they are very consistent, I know what I am going to get every time. I like some independent coffee places but most of the time they are not strong enough for me and therefore not worth the calories of the frothy drinks I get.
Your favorite color?
Some people have their favorite color play a HUGE part in their life, mine plays a moderate part in my life, its is green, pretty much all shades found in nature.
Running: people tend to either love it or hate it
Of course I love it, I just hate having to get back in shape.
Books: take em or leave em?
TAKE EM! 100% take up for me, I am a total book lover. As I get older though I am now going to book binge periods, like I wont read for 4-5 months then I will devour 5 books in 3 days. Though I am trying to fix that by making a book club with my friends on Facebook. We are reading 1 book a month. I have 3 days to finish June’s book and I am on chapter 2. But I can do it! hahaha.
What is your phobia?
Arachnophobia for sure, I hate spiders, they skeeve me out, but I am much better than I used to be. If push comes to shove I am usually kill one if there is no one else to do it and if it is small enough and on the other side of the room I will generally just leave it alone.
I also have trypophobia, which is a fear of holes, sounds super weird but Google trypophobia and tell me some of those pictures don’t make your skin crawl, also this phobia is not recognized as a true phobia in the scientific community. This is one I am definitely working on because in the medical field I am going to see all kinds of gross things and I cannot run away from them.
Pizza hands down, very close second is Mexican food.
Hot or cold weather?
Generally I would take cold over hot because I can always put more layers on, you can only take so much off when it is hot. I do get to a point though where I have been in the cold too long and am sick of it.
Truthfully my ideal vacation is a little cottage on the beach, like an East coast, Oregon/Washington coast kind of beach, sweater weather. Going for walks/runs in the misty morning air, and lounging in the house the rest of the day with books and movies and a fire going. Having pizza and floor picnics, afternoon naps. Just super relaxing. For a whole week.
Hilariously, though this is my ideal vacation, it is also the vacation I have never taken. My vacations tend to be go, go, go. The closest I got was 2 days at my bf’s family beach house last November.
I can’t wait to read your answers!!! And if you have any other questions feel free to ask!
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NAPS: Totally for them, especially the older I get haha!! As a younger adult, the only naps I ever took was during my pregnancy with you!!! If I took a nap any other time then I wouldn’t fall asleep that night until about 11pm-12am. Now if I am up past 10pm, I fight staying awake the next day between about 11 am and 3pm. I have started taking cat naps off and on, maybe 15-30 min. It definitely helps. But note that for the last 8-10 yrs I only average anywhere from 2-6 hrs sleep a night.
COFFEE OR TEA: BOTH!!! And for the same reason as you, especially as I age. Quit getting espresso shots in drink about 3 yrs ago as it was irritating my stomach more and more. Have coffee every morning at home but now have to get food into my stomach either before, during or within an hour of my coffee to prevent stomach issues. At some point will probably have to quit coffee completely or go decaf YUCK!!!
STARBUCKS OR INDEPENDANT: Both. Also, same reason I prefer Starbucks because they are consistent, know what I will get. Never the same ingredients at independent’s so always tastes bad to me.
FAVORITE COLOR: Don’t know if I call it a favorite color. I think it’s more of what phase of color I am in. Right now I would say it’s the sort of cantaloupe? color of our house in Fernley. I like it enough that I am painting the house here in Forks, using that color as accent walls in each bedroom along with beige. It actually goes well with just about any color.
RUNNING: I actually prefer a fast walk instead. Now it’s because my knees have been giving me problems for the last few years, although I have walked for years over running.
BOOKS: 100%!!! You are your mother’s daughter!! Haha!! Since Kris gave me his old iPad and I can download ebooks, I am reading at least a book a day!!
PHOBIA: Not sure. But I think it would be water where you can’t see what is in it, like the ocean.
FAVORITE FOOD: Hahaha!!! Food in general!! I love food. It would be to tough to pick a favorite, cause I like Italian, Mexican, Korean, Thai, Greek, American (hot dogs, hamburgers, etc) and probably more that I haven’t experienced yet……..
HOT OR COLD: Definitely cold!! I get nauseous, headache’s and lethargic the hotter it gets. Can layer against cold up to a point, then of course, if your outside it becomes dangerous.
IDEAL VACATION: For me getting to go anywhere is an ideal vacation. I just plain love to travel. Have traveled by car, motorhome, motorcycle, plane, train, bus, boat and loved it all!!!