Today I discuss the thing that is a wrap. In the olden days we used to call them all tortillas, but now there seems to be tortillas and wraps depending on who you are. For the sake of this post, a tortilla will be those wonderful, yummy, doughy disks of goodness, while the wrap will be a flat, dry piece of cardboard.
I love tortillas! Love love love! And the higher the fat, the better. Soft tacos, burritos, bring 'em! When I was a kid, if we had soft tacos for dinner one night, the next day we would always get a tortilla smeared with butter folded into a triangle in our lunch. It was one of my favorite things!
I cannot say the same for that thing which is a wrap. I have tried several different brands and varieties, whole wheat, whole grain, multi-grain, sun-dried tomato, pesto, etc. and if they are considered healthy in any way, they taste totally disgusting to me. Like cardboard. Or they have no taste, just dryness. Now, I have gone to restaurants and ordered a "wrap" of some kind and they have been wonderful!! I would thus place them in the tortilla category and count the tortilla itself for at least 10 points. That's the problem. 3 points wrap: disgusting. 10 points tortilla: glorious.
So I declare that I am done sampling and trying new varieties of wraps. I no longer wish to waste my money on wraps only to be disappointed.
*****Okay, now for my three things.
1. Today I tried yoga!! I didn't go to a class, but I found something on Exercise TV. It was pretty short, about 22 minutes, but I think it was plenty for my first time out. It was a gentle flow yoga and I actually did work up a sweat! It was hard to do what I was supposed to do and keep my eyes on the TV, I can see how a class would help in this aspect because you could always look around the room instead of having to focus on a box. But once I know the names of the poses, it will probably be easier too. I'll definitely be doing it again.
2. I also tried Zumba, again, from exercise TV. It was only 6 minutes long, but long enough to remind me again how uncoordinated I am. I'm not scared away, however. I wonder if Netflix has anything.
3. I also used my foam roller for the first time! I bought a Gaiam foam roller a couple months ago, but haven't used it. Today I tried it out. I liked using it on my hamstrings and quads, not so much the IT bands. And I couldn't help but thing of a chicken breast, that if you roll it with a rolling pin, it will tenderize it AND tear it. I'm not convinced that this activity is beneficial. I need more data. I tried watching the video that came with it, but the guy in it totally creeped me out, as in, I could see him in a porno movie with his foam roller. It was icky and I had to turn it off.
*****Last, but not least:
The sciatica that I've been experiencing constantly for a week or so, feels much better right now, as in I can't feel it. While I was in church this morning it was definitely there just like it has been. I'm convinced that it was helped by the stretching and rolling. Yay!