Online is back!
Well, sort of. A couple weeks ago, Ultimate Poker opened to players who are physically within Nevada state lines. Players who live anywhere in the world can register and play when they are in the state. After more than two years without online poker, I was ecstatic at the opportunity to mash some buttons. Here is the video blog I made about playing on the site for the first time!
There problem with Verizon phones is now fixed, which should really help the numbers. Whooo hooo! Hopefully they will make software available for downloads on Macs. I ain't putting Windows on my Apple!
I haven't been able to play since make this video because I've been traveling. I'm here in Monaco for the PokerStars and Monte Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final! This place is amazing but expensive as hell! I'm trying not to go broke and also keep up with my fitness stuff.
I've been doing Yoga all over the place The next pose was one that I thought was IMPOSSIBLE before. It feels so good to conquer the peacock!
Hope you all are doing well! I'm going to propose a fitness challenge! Stay tuned
Just checking in. How are your New Year's Resolutions going? Do I need to kick your ass?
As you guys saw from my last blog update, my main resolution is to complete 30-Day Challenges every month (among other goals). This month was to do Yoga everyday. So far, so good
When I started doing Yoga a couple of months ago, I felt defeated at first. I thought the poses that really inspired me were going to be impossible. Like this:
This girl is someone who I came to know while doing the Under Armour Women contest. Her name is Kacey, she won the competition, and it's obvious to see why. (She's @kaceyac on Instagram)
One of the biggest reasons why people fail at meeting their goals is because it's hard to see the end. You have to celebrate your small success along the way to keep you motivated. See every improvement as yourself getting closer to achieving the ultimate payoff.
I decided to take a few pictures to see if I've made any progress in my flexibility. At first, I was disappointed because of course, I wanted to see a GIANT step. But, as I said, I have to be proud of the subtle improvements I've made. I am closer to this particular goal than I was a month ago, right?
Well, you have to start somewhere! Here's a new one too:
Which I want to eventually look like this:
I'm going to end with the following picture, because this pose is the one that really got me into yoga. It requires an incredible amount of flexibility and STRENGTH! (Currently, I can't even begin to try this one or get off the ground)
I have to admit that I've scoffed a few times at the idea of doing yoga, but I've recently decided to give it a try for a few reasons:
1) some poses look cool as balls
This broad is amazing! She's @laurasykora on instagram
2) my body is starting to feel old as fug
3) I need to become more flexible to reach my next fitness goal of competing in Fitness America.
This is an example of a Fitness America routine. For the record, I'm SOOO far from this goal it's ridiculous, but I'm determined.
I've been stretching everyday for the past couple of weeks, and it feels sooooo good. Here's where I'm at right now:
Especially for you poker players out there, I can't tell you how much stretching will help your body. For me, it also calms my mind. You don't have to do yoga per say, but just do a few stretches in the morning and at night. Try it! What's the worst the could happen? Let me know how it goes