Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 6: Vanilla Sugar and Day 7: Good Posture

The two summaries I put above sound like weird fragrances or indie band names. Basically, on Sunday, my "new thing" was to use the vanilla beans I'd gotten a couple days back. I've never worked with vanilla beans before and didn't realize how the seeds were. I found some sugar, found a quick vanilla bean sugar recipe, and prepared it in 15 minutes. It was fun working with the bean itself, and now our whole cupboard smells like vanilla.

Good posture was inspired by buying a ballet dvd when I went to go see the LA Phil. I began to wonder what would happen if I'd tried to be a dancer. My sister remarked we probably would've been cut, seeing as we don't have the body types for it, and it's very competitive on that front. I fantasized about how great my posture would be, and that's what inspired this new thing.

I have horrible posture. I know it, and it's been on my to-do list for awhile, and I'm pretty sure I haven't lasted very long. I had to put in special thought into today. It made me realize a few things:

1. Part of the reason why I slouch is because I'm self-conscious of my belly fat. I usually slouch to cover it. So part of today was about having an "I don't care" attitude towards my fat.
2. During drawing class, I tend to hunch over my drawing pad and sit cross-legged. I realized I do it to look younger and more comfortable with myself. It harkens to my childhood, when I'd sit and cross-stitch embroider for hours on end without feeling muscle knots kink up in my back. Today, I decided to be like Audrey Hepburn, and give in to my inner desire for elegance.
3. Now that I've talked about being elegant, I'll mention where I realized I have the worst posture: the toilet.

In other news, I slept on the other half of my bed briefly. My bed is so wide I had to move my stuff over. This was inspired from a few nights ago. I think I might try it more regularly from now on.

1 comment:

  1. From what I've read, using your core and holding yourself with better posture actually makes us look longer and leaner (try it while looking in the mirror)! Keep up the great work, Doi! You're pushing a lot of your boundaries in a very short period of time!