Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Last night I tried something totally outta my realm. A friend of mine talked me into meeting her for a hot yoga class. I admit I had a lot of reservations about yoga - can I take the heat? will I be the chubby girl in the class? do I have the balance? am I flexible enough? and the biggest worry was: could I really do it?
YES, I did it. It was fabulous. I discovered something that I CAN DO. I'm surprised that I am fairly flexible and I really didn't have a whole lot of trouble getting into poses and maintaining them. I was pleasantly surprised at what a great workout it was. I could feel my muscles really stretching and boy did I sweat like crazy. I paid for a week introductory classes, so I am reworking my schedule now to fit in some more classes this week.
I can't really take on any more classes right now, but I can see that Yoga is gonna be something that I need to squeeze in occassionally. It was great stress relief, loved the sweat and most of all I left there feeling like I'd had a massage - I was so limp and relaxed. I think doing Yoga the day following a really long run would be very beneficial, so I am going to try to do it at least once a month - hopefully I won't get too hooked on it since my primary focus now is running that 10K in October and still love and crave the endorphins from a good cardio workout.
My momma always said to try new foods, even if you didn't like it yesterday, try again today, and you might like it. So once again, mom is always right - opinions and tastes can change.
My final words. YOGA - don't knock it till you try it.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Gonna try some hot yoga tonight, never done it, but hey, if it's good for the body, I'll try anything once. Hopefully I can take the heat - it's supposed to be pretty darn hot in there, guess that's why it's called hot yoga (you never knew I was pretty smart, eh?) Gonna give it a try.
My sis is due back from Myrtle Beach today, I know she had a blast, but I sure missed my running buddy - couldnt go out on the 4:30 a.m. runs alone. Back to the early morning run tomorrow miss neecee, you've been on vacation long enough, and we have a new best time to beat.
Hope everyone has a great MONDAY !!!!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Got up early and ran 2 miles, set a personal best record - woo hoo. Then went to visit some friends in NC. They live in the middle of nowhere. Great day enjoying old friends, laying out in the sun, riding the golf cart around their property, watched the dog fish in the pond, yes, their dog jumps in the ponds and catches fish, pretty cool. Wanted to ride the 4-wheelers but it was just too dang hot. Relaxing day in the country, sure was hot, but back at home in the A/C getting ready to cook some fresh corn we picked up at a roadside market. Not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, why can't every day be this nice and relaxing, no worries.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Took my baby girl (17) to the zoo today, a mother-daughter outing. Saw baby piglets that were born yesterday - oooh soo cute. And the baby giraffe. It was 93 degrees outside and humid, probably walked 2 miles and sweated off a few pounds. We went to Doumar's drive-in for lunch - had a BBQ and a limeade. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Doumar's - it's a 1950's drive-in restaurant - things sure have changed over the year's, except for Doumar's. I think I was born in wrong era, I should been born to enjoy the 1950's. Anyway, great day with daughter, glad she could squeeze me in her busy social calendar. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Just wanted to say that I am thrilled, beyond words, that both my son-in-laws have been SPARKED. Didn't really know the considered me a "SPARKIE", but i am so glad they decided to change their lifestyle. I don't believe I have ever been this enthusiastic about anything in my life as I am about SPARK. I meet new people everyday and am totally inspired by so many, and am touched by someone everyday. I love encouraging others on their journey to a healthier life.
OK, listen up, momma is gonna preach it now.... SPARK has made a positive difference in my life, it's only right that I want to share it with others, especially my family. The weight continues to come off; I'm healthier and more physically fit than I have ever been in my life; I always wear a smile on my face; learned to look for the best in others; and I make it a point to try to lift someone's spirits every day. I feel that there is nothing that I can't do. " Can't" is no longer in my vocabulary. All because of SPARK and my spark family (you know who you are). I get daily encouragement and recognition from others, acceptance and love - it's fantastic. There's no place I'd rather be than SPARKING.
Good job fellas, now get to SPARKING the wifey's and the kids too. It's a family affair. So happy that you all want a healthier you, looking forward to great guys getting better - I only want the best for you and it's here on SPARK..
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