October yoga and an update!

Hey hey! I thought about simply titling this post “Yoga and an update!” but then I was all like, October yoga sounds waaaaaay better. Say it five times fast, 1. October yoga 2. October yoga 3. October yoga 4. October yoga 5.October yoga… tis kind of catchy. OK so you’ve official seen my inner nerd. Still reading? Awesome, you’re a good person 🙂

Let’s get down to business. This past week of yoga challenge has been great. Feeling a bit more limber than last week. Every single day I do the following routine: wake up, shower, throw on some comfy clothes, sun salutation. Now, if you’ve never done sun salutation yoga sequence… do it… now. It’s epic. It feels amazing.

I have the following printed out and pinned on my bedroom wall. #yoganerd. What? hashtagging on my blog. No big deal.  source


I’ll go through this sequence 2-3 times. THEN at night my routine has been: eat my pre-bed fuel (I dig snack time), brush my teeth/all that stuff, and then I’ll do some smr (self myofacial release) with my foam roller and lacrosse ball followed by yoga/stretching. SMR work depends on what is feeling tight that day, but I make sure to hit hamstrings/SI-joint/back/quads/glutes/calves a few times each throughout the week. My nightly yoga for this past week has included lots of warrior, child’s pose, pigeon, and a few others that I don’t know the names of.

Goal for next week is to check out this awesomeness which I came across on Clean Eating Chelsey’s blog! You should check them out and head over to her blog.

Lastly, an update. This is going to be short, sweet, and brief. I’ve got another injury. Maybe two. I’m not sure yet. I’ve been diagnosed with scapular dyskinesis impingement syndrome. All I can say is I’m glad I’m an Exercise Science major because I actually knew what my doctor was talking about when he began using all the anatomical body terms and motions. What? bursa, scapula, rib-cage, impingement, middle deltoid, clavicle, humorous, abduction, retraction… just to name a few. Ok, I’m pretty sure everyone knows what the rib-cage is. And the scapula, but when they are all thrown together into medical mumbo jumbo it gets tricky, trust me.

Anyhow back to my short, sweet, and brief update (maybe I lied a bit?)… I have pain/numbness that shoots down my left when elevated so my sports doc sent me off to their spine specialist. This ended up with x-ray showing problems with my cervical spine (c-6 and c-7 for those who care) and needing an MRI. I had the MRI on Friday and my follow up appointment is tomorrow. SO I’m trying to keep positive. When I know exactly what’s going on and the plan to heal everything I’ll do a full post update!

Until then, smile, drink some coffee, learn something new, do some yoga, and keep positive.


Source #fail. I wish I knew… can I say probably tumblr? There I go hashtagging again.


Have you been getting your yoga on this month?

Do you partake in SMR?

What is your best method to keeping positive when you really want to crawl under a rock and hide?


11 thoughts on “October yoga and an update!

  1. NOOOOOOOOOOO not another injury!! 😦 Sorry to hear that my friend. But you know something? These setbacks are only going to end up making you stronger. You’ve been through SO much and it amazes me how you stay so positive. Keep that head held high and rock on! 😀 I’m looking forward to hearing how all the MRI results turn out, praying for good news!
    PS– I’m with ya on diggin the nighttime snack-itty snack heehee 😀

    • True. Setbacks only make us stronger. In the end all we can do is keep on trucking along, focus our energy on the food, and smile. Got to be positive because a negative additude will only hinder our possible present and future accomplishments.

      Ah, the night time snacks. So good, so needed 😉

  2. Aww, I’m sorry about this injury! UGH. I am praying it isn’t anything too serious for you. You’re such a fighter, though, so I know you’ll come out fine. You take good care of yourself :).

    Um YES to night time snacks. I just had a pumpkin muffin + peanut butter. Hit the spot babyyyy!

  3. Injuries are no fun :(. I’m glad you’re keeping up with the yoga though, that will definitely help you avoid them when you get back into more intense workouts. I am big on foam rolling or rather stick rolling, also a really good way to avoid soreness!

    Lately I’ve been having hot chocolate in the evenings. Good times 🙂

    • No, no they aren’t. Yoga has been phenomenal for the injury and also it’s a huge mental help too! Win win. Kill two birds with one stone 😉 Stick rolling is great, it hurts but feels really good afterwards.

      Hot chocolate sounds like a wonderful choice my lady!

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