Tuesday, February 8, 2011

things that make me warm

1. Hot showers. I get in at medium-warm temperature and slowly turn the heat up throughout my shower. It's only warm enough if my skin is red afterward. Some day they'll find out that hot showers cause cancer, but that's just the price of February.

2. Two quilts and a down comforter on my bed. The only improvement would be flannel sheets, but I don't like the way my pajamas cling to them. Same reason I can't wear socks to bed. I have to use a Bed Bunny instead (sock filled with rice and heated in the microwave for 2 minutes).

3. Bikram Yoga. The Bikram Yoga studio here is having a special - 10 classes for $20. Bikram Yoga is a 90-minute workout in a 105 degree room.I went to my third class yesterday. The yoga feels great, but I may start going to just sit in the studio and remember what sweat is.

4. Wearing a hat all day. Feels so toasty and stylish. Bonus: don't have to do my hair and it looks super funky by the end of the day.

5. Curling up on the couch with a blanket wrapped around my feet. I can't help it - I have sensitive feet. Socks really bother me (make me shudder like the nails-on-the-chalkboard feeling) unless I'm also wearing shoes. And you can't cozy up on a couch with shoes on.

With the exception of #4, these are not conducive to getting anything done. Maybe that's why I've managed to read 9 books so far this year (working on 10 and 11 right now).


Elizabeth Downie said...

I've been really wanting to try a yoga class - we're going to have to talk more about this one! :)

Dawn said...

Heat AND yoga...can't miss! Sounds like a good place to visit frequently in February...maybe March too! I like the rice in a sock thingy....maybe going to have to try it even though I don't mind socks in bed.