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Yoga's Not for Me

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Having heard so many people rave about the benefits of Yoga, I had two DVD's on Netflix that I tried yesterday. For a long time, I've wanted to get into Yoga. (or so I thought)

Had to laugh at myself because I just didn't like it at all - immediately. What was funny is that it was like a piece of clothing that didn't fit. It's just not appealing at all and I didn't even make myself struggle through it. Maybe it's an acquired taste.

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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NANCY- 5/13/2012 10:25AM

    I like hawtha yoga. It is a gentle slower kind.
There are other kinds that are more vigorous.
I'll have to check out what is on Netflix.

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41SUSAN14 5/12/2012 2:12AM

    Find what you DO like!

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CMAROTICH 5/11/2012 12:23PM

    try a yoga class, it's much more fun than a DVD. I wish I did MORE yoga! When I do it consistently, I feel like my posture is better, things don't "crack" and "pop" as much, and I felt much calmer...Good luck!

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NEVERMIND2010 5/11/2012 3:03AM

    I will second or third the commenters that say it is different with a teacher than with a dvd, and I will say that some teachers are better or more in tune with you and vice versa than others. Also there are many different types of yoga, or alternatives that offer some of the same benefits, such as tai chi or pilates.

Keep looking until you find what works for you. Good luck!

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KTMAE2006 5/10/2012 11:09PM

    I've attempted yoga dvds and haven't found much success. However, I've tried two different yoga studios. One was awesome, every class I tried there was amazing. The other was a yoga class at a gym, and it was not awesome and I didn't enjoy it. I think you should just do what you enjoy!

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LIVINGFREE19 5/10/2012 5:46PM

    I got a DVD of it and i haven't used it yet, but I hope I like it since I already bought the DVD!
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BOBBIENORTHERN1 5/10/2012 4:18PM

  I don't like it at all.

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BROOKANNE150 5/10/2012 4:18PM

    I just wanted to leave a little note of encouragement and say this: There are many, many different types of yoga, maybe you just need to try something else? I am a hatha/anusara yoga student and practitioner. I didn't really get it until I took a class. It was easier for me to have a back and forth with someone, instead of trying to look at a DVD and do poses at the same time. Also, if the first yoga you try is Ashtanga or power yoga, it can be discouraging. Of course, you might know all of this already!

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NATPLUMMER 5/10/2012 4:15PM

    It's certainly not my favorite thing to do but the more I do it, the less I hate it.

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BYE BYE TO ANOTHER POUND

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Yesterday I sincerely pondered ending this journey. Not giving up on a healthy lifestyle, but just not working at it anymore. It gets so tiresome sometimes. However, this morning's weekly weigh-in showed another pound down. Not much, but enough to answer yesterday's question. Yes, I'll keep working at it. I've broken through my forever plateau, and no matter how slowly this is moving down, I am seeing progress nonetheless.

Have a happy day.

  
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NANCY- 5/13/2012 10:21AM

    Progress is progress.
You are doing great keep Sparking.
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CATLADY52 5/9/2012 9:37PM

    Remember the mantra "Two steps forward for each step back" and kee[ saying it whenever you are discouraged. It really does work. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 5/9/2012 5:56PM

    Your doing great, a pound is a pound!
keep it up!!
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NATPLUMMER 5/9/2012 12:45PM

    A pound is great!!

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Anyone Use Acidity Strips?

Monday, May 07, 2012

I been hearing about these strips to measure your body's acidity as it's an important indicator of health status.

If you measure acidic, do you just up your intake of veggies? I'd be interested in hearing from people who've had experience with these.

Have a happy day.

  
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NANCY- 5/8/2012 9:46AM

    Never heard of this. Interesting subject though.

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NATPLUMMER 5/7/2012 11:17AM

    Nope..I'd have to google it.

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THE AMAZING SUPER MOON LAST NIGHT

Sunday, May 06, 2012

I went outside with my high-powered binoculars and could see the formations on the moon quite clearly. It was a beautiful sight.

Doing well on my streaks, and not going to drive myself nuts with weekly weigh-in anticipation. It is what it is - sloooooow progress.

Have a happy day.

  
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NANCY- 5/7/2012 9:51AM

    Slow progress is usually lasting progress. Sometimes we cannot even see the progress being made... but it is slowly but surely. Your efforts are making a difference!
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CATLADY52 5/6/2012 9:27PM

    Remember that progress is usually slow if there is a purpose behind it. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 5/6/2012 10:28AM

    The super moon is so cool :-)

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GOCELTICSGO 5/6/2012 10:26AM

    There are great photos on Yahoo from all over the world

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Adding Probiotics To My Life

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Why? I really don't know. Having no issues with digestion, I thought that maybe it would help with overall health. I ordered some that will be arriving next week. Going to also sprinkle some on my cats' food as they have digestion problems and this may help.

Have a fun weekend.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/7/2012 3:56PM

    I've always wanted to try probiotics, the good stuff is REALLY expensive. It will be interesting to hear what you think of it.

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JLITT62 5/7/2012 9:33AM

    All the animals here get probiotics . . . I am on again, off again with them. I don't normally have digestion issues, but they're supposed to help your immune system, too.

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JILLYBEAN25 5/6/2012 12:27PM

    Probiotics will just keep up the good gut health you already have. I've been drinking LIfeway Kefir daily for a long time now. I can tell it helps me.

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CATLADY52 5/5/2012 10:34PM

    I have tried some, unfortunately not regularly. I have started having yogurt four or five days a week and have generally felt better than I have in quite a while. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 5/5/2012 11:40AM

    They certainly can't hurt...as far as I know.

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