I’m officially a beginner yogi (completing the beginner’s yoga course)

This year one of my “52 in 52” goals was to complete the Beginner Essentials course on an iPhone app I downloaded. I’ve spoken in the past about my hip issues, tight from sitting down at work for too long and overdoing it on the exercise front. My theory was that yoga would help me combat that.

It was so effective that my hip pain is completely gone.

Yoga studio ios app

The app that I use is “Yoga Studio“, and from it’s own page it comes pretty highly regarded:

⁃ Recommended by: Mac|Life, 148Apps, iMore, Gizmodo, Fox, MSN, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and many more
⁃ Featured by Apple in “New and Noteworthy”, “What’s Hot” and the “Get in Shape” Essential App Collection
⁃ Voted runner-up in “Best App Ever” Awards 2013 & 2012 (Fitness category)

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Holy hip pain batman – that massage hurt my butt! (A review of Mooloolaba Massage and Sports Health)

Last week Mario proudly advised that me he was the best husband ever.

“I’ve booked you in for a remedial massage for your hip!”

Probably not the reaction he was hoping for, but I immediately groaned and asked “whyyyyyyyyy? That’s going to hurt like hell!” He insisted I go, and begrudgingly I agreed.

On the weekend I’d noticed there was a bit of hip pain again, and trying yoga didn’t seem to help it too much like it had in the past. I daresay because of the heat, I was so reluctant to do much for fear of sweating. Hence there was quite a lot of couch time this weekend. The more I walked and winced, and as much as I hated to admit it, Mario had been spot on.

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Shoulder blow out with 2 weeks until the triathlon

Not this weekend but next weekend I will be participating in my first ever triathlon. I'm a little bit excited.

And scared.

But mostly excited.

I was unfortunate to sustain an injury last week to my left shoulder. Half an hour after my morning boot camp session it started to feel a bit niggly, and by the end of the day I was nearly in tears trying to take my own t-shirt off. I had barely any movement, and it hurt.

Three days later I had seen my chiro, physio and a masseuse. The masseuse was able to release a bit of the knot in my shoulder, the chiro confirmed my shoulder was out of position (typical of people with scoliosis, they'll have one shoulder a bit more out of position), and the physio was able to give me exercises to stretch and release it. Each one is worth their weight in gold.

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