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Yoga - My thoughts

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This was definatly not an exercise class. It was very much focused on stretching and relaxation. Which is fine, I just had to adjust my expectations. It was still hard, and the poses kicked my ass. I think it will compliment my other work outs but it is not something I left with a big high thinking that I couldn't wait to go back. But I think a good stretch and relax will benefit me, so I will try to go back once a week.

In other news, my eating was awesome today and good the previous 2 days! I had no junkfood today!!!

B- Banana and an apple juice
L- Subway (no cookie, go me. My friend offered me half of hers and I still said no. To free cookie. Check. Me. Out) and an apple
S- Pear and 3 crackers
D- Grilled salmon and a salad of lettuce, cucumber and carrot with lite mayo

I came in within my calories for the day for the first time in ages!!! YAY!

I haven't been weighing myself because I don't want that to be my focus, but I will weigh tomorrow to get an idea of where I'm at now.

So...bragfest over...

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ENDURETHERAIN 3/30/2011 9:28PM

    Awesome day for you!!! Keep it up!

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TWINSMOMMY607 3/30/2011 9:24AM

    If you want to kick it up with Yoga, try and find a Power or Hot Yoga class. Usually those Yoga classes use a lot of flow Yoga and I leave the classes drenched in sweat, feeling great!

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DARACOX 3/30/2011 5:40AM

    I use yoga for relaxation and also for muscle recovery from my other workouts. It's great to have workouts that leave you feeling energized but it's good to have the other end of the spectrum too!

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EXENEC 3/30/2011 5:31AM

  I leave yoga with a feeling of calm and peace. I hope you continue, especially if your life is stressful. Sounds like your doing great work, congrats!

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Quick note

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hi y'all

Just popping in before I head off to uni. Ick. I hate Wednesdays. 1 interesting class, one class so boring I think I will actually die of bordom and 1 class that is interesting but I am so bored from the previous class that it is wasted on me.

Tonight I'll be having an early dinner of grilled fish and salad and then I'm off to yoga! Wish me luck, I have never done yoga before (apart from childs pose, its good for period pain!).

On an unrealted note, my hands hurt a lot. I think I was punching wrong during boxing...I shall have a word to the instructor before the next class

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CARLA-216 3/29/2011 8:04PM

    I hope you survive the day at uni! Enjoy yoga...that will be a nice reward for a long, boring day.

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DARACOX 3/29/2011 4:21PM

    Yoga is great! Harder than I expected, but take it easy at first and really enjoy the stretching parts! Hope your hands get better!

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ENDURETHERAIN 3/29/2011 3:53PM

    Good luck at yoga! I've never done real yoga... just stuff like wii fit yoga and JM's Yoga video, and I know classes aren't really like either one of those! I'd be nervous, too!! Have fun!!

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Brag - I'm on Healthy Tipping Point!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Seriously. I'm, like, in shock.

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ENDURETHERAIN 3/29/2011 4:45PM

    Wow! That's awesome! The race sounded like tons of fun!

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CARLA-216 3/29/2011 11:47AM

    Too cool! emoticon

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ANAJAK 3/29/2011 3:07AM

    WHOO-HOO Look at you all shiny and famous!! Great job...

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How hardcore?

Monday, March 28, 2011

I went to my first class last night. Boxing. How hardcore am I? AND it was a great mix of strength and cardio AND the time just flew!

I went in looking very lost and a lovely lady rescued me and offered to be my partner. She explained everything, was very encouraging and kept telling me just to do what I could and forget about the rest. She was lovely!!

It was hard though! Last night I went to write something in my planner and my arms were so tired and shaky that I could barely write. Thats how I knew I had worked hard!

I am in two minds about going to tonights class. Part of me wants to go, but the other part knows I should rest today since I worked hard last night. I will probably just go into the gym for an hour to use the bike and xtrainer, no strength. I want to get into good habits, but I'm not silly, I know that I can't work my arms two days in a row until I have more fitness.

So my next class will be Wednesday night - yoga! Now, I've never really been a fan but I thought I would give it a go because I know it is good for me.

Have a good day all. I am off to uni to work my brain muscle!

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PUFFPASTRY 3/29/2011 2:10AM

    No gym I've ever gone to has offered boxing, and I wish they had, or wish Snap did (HA HA HA HA that's hysterical. (Snap has no classes at all)). I'd love to see what it feels like to get led through a cardio-style arm workout. I'm so totally about moving my legs, and I completely ignore my arms, except for lifting weights, which it takes me a lot of willpower to do, because I find it so boring. Seriously, if I could go through life never using my arms at all, letting them dangle ornamentally at my sides like streamers or Christmas tinsel, I probably would. They just bore me. And I hate my hands. Wow, this line of babbling is getting really odd. ANYway, point being: I need something like a focused, purposeful boxing class to make me pay attention to those upper appendages. I will totally follow your journey into Armville. emoticon

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 3/28/2011 7:08PM

    Glad you met a nice lady. One reason I haven't joined a gym is because I don't like to stand out/ perform differently than others. I would be pretty self-conscious in my ability. Sounds like a great workout! Good for you. Rest today.

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RUNNER12COM 3/28/2011 4:17PM

    This is so cool. And before you know it, YOU will the person helping out the new people.

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DARACOX 3/28/2011 3:59PM

    I agree, cardio today, rest the arms. Yoga will be great for muscle recovery!

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ENDURETHERAIN 3/28/2011 3:30PM

    I love going to classes! I know that most of the time, people aren't even paying attention to me, but I always work harder, just in case they are. :) I want to keep up with the rest of the class, so I push myself a lot harder then I would at home with no one watching. Glad you made it! Have fun at yoga!

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BICKEY11 3/28/2011 3:18PM

    Yoga will feel great after your boxing workout. I LOVE yoga. It takes some getting used to, but after awhile, you'll learn to appreciate the good stretching and the relaxed pace of it all.

you're a stronger person than I, I'm still whining about my Boot Camp class after 3 weeks, I keep going back...but boxing seems awful :)

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Why clothing sizes suck

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hello all!

I have had a busy week. I have moved house, worked heaps and had a tonne of assignents to do!

But my rant for today is clothing sizes and why they don't mean a damn thing!

The other morning I had some money burning a hole in my pocket so I decided to buy some new clothes. It was time. My clothes don't fit well and most of them are from when I was in high school! So off I popped to Kmart to get some new clothes. I got (for $100!!! Man I love Kmart!):

1 pair of leggings (14)
2 pairs of jeans (18)
1 dress (14)
2 tops (14)
1 cardi (10)

So can you see why clothing sizes suck? 5 different items, 3 different sizes. And they all fit! So am I a size 10, or an 18?????? Who knows! I suppose I should call myself a size 14, since that was the most consistant number. Who makes the rules here? Is this right? And whatever happened to Burt and Ernie?!?!

That is my rant for the day, kids. I hope you enjoyed and can relate.

On a separate note I have my gym assessment and first class tonight, so wish me luck!!!

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ENDURETHERAIN 3/28/2011 3:32PM

    I agree! I think we should size our clothe's like mens... the number is how many actual inches the waist is. But then I'd be up to 44 or something... that sounds a lot worse than 16.... hmmmm... lol

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DARACOX 3/27/2011 8:28PM

    I totally agree, this makes it sooo hard to go shopping! I usually take like, 3 sizes with me into the change room because I never know what size I'm going to be!

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777GRACE 3/27/2011 5:51PM

    I agree too. maybe we should add them all up and divide by the number of clothes in our closet and that is size,if we like that number. No wait, may it is our shoe size. No that's our IQ. NO...that went wrong.
OH who cares, we are losing it, that is all that matters!!!!

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JILLTBNAGART 3/27/2011 5:26PM

    I so agree! What a joke clothes are!

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ALISHAB3 3/27/2011 5:05PM

    It looks like you are like me, bigger on the bottom (I wear a 14) and smaller on top (medium). I hate clothing manufacturers. Couldn't they get together and agree on this? What we need is a sizing summit and to come to a quorum about the whole thing.

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ELISEL 3/27/2011 4:36PM

    Amen on that. And sizes numbers keep getting smaller. They say that Marilyn Monroe was a size 12 but would wear a size 6 today.

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CARLA-216 3/27/2011 4:20PM

    I agree about clothing sizes. It make it aggravating to go try on things and very difficult to order anything online. Even with using the size guides, when I order from a website, half the time what I get is totally off, either way too big or too small.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 3/27/2011 3:39PM

    Clothing sizes suck! I totally agree. Guy sizes seem so much more consistent, my DH doesn't even have to try on clothes. If I did that I would come home with 60% of clothes that don't fit. Gland you got some new outfits. Good luck in class tonight.

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GRAMPIAN 3/27/2011 3:38PM

  Each manufacturer seems to decide on his own sizes, which makes it difficult for us. Good luck tonight. emoticon

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JJRUTT 3/27/2011 3:32PM

  Good luck!!

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SAMI199 3/27/2011 3:31PM

    I totally agree.Good Luck tonite!


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