In addition to running, I've gotten back into Bikram yoga. I'm taking some time off from roller derby, and I need to make up for the lost sweating time somehow, so I'm heading to YogaSource Los Gatos on the days that I don't run, for an hour and a half in a sweaty sauna of a room to try and bend and pull myself into positions I never thought humanly possible. My past year of skating (and even my half-hearted running attempts) have made me pretty inflexible, and I'm just worried I will injure myself because of it. I suck at doing yoga on dvd, so I'm taking classes. I love Bikram because the heat presents a challenge for me to work through. Plus, I like sweating it out - even though I'm soaked in sweat from head to toe, I feel cleaner afterwards than when I first came in, like the heat has purged a lot of the (literal and figurative) bad stuff out through my pores.
I'm also trying to hydrate more - no more headaches, please! - and just trying to be more conscious of what I eat. No more mindless nibbling. I'm doing Weight Watchers again, because it works the best for me.
I don't know how people manage to do this normally. Right now I feel like it's taking up a lot of energy and focus. I guess after a while, it's supposed to become second nature, right? I hope I can get to that point, because right now I'm trying REALLY hard.