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The best thing

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Yoga has been the best thing to happen to me in recent years. It's been 8 weeks of 2.5 hours a week, and I feel 10 years younger.

My instructor Jeremy is a real inspiration. He knows how to encourage the class but at the same time, push us to go beyond what we've done before. I feel so thankful for the community Y and instructors like him.

Yay for yoga!

  
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TENNISJIM 11/21/2010 7:03AM

    Excellent!

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TIBURONA 11/21/2010 12:58AM

    When I am able to get up off the floor unassisted, I may give Yoga a whirl. I'm glad you are loving it and it is doing likewise.
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TABBYARTS 11/20/2010 6:39PM

    Hey cute pic! You wear your yoga well. What a happy disposition! Glad you have access to the Y !!!
Y is for YOGA!

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KENDRACARROLL 11/20/2010 4:32PM

    I agree wholeheartedly. I've started doing yoga less than 2 months ago and I only do 1 session a week, but still, I can feel the benefits. For me it's definitely the missing link. (Or at least one of them... :))

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settling in

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I feel like I'm finally settling in to a new fitness routine:

Monday: swim, weights, walk.
Tuesday: yoga, walk.
Wednesday: swim, weights walk.
Thursday: yoga, walk.
Friday: walk.
Saturday: walk.
Sunday: nothing.

The flexibility and strength are slowly building. Feeling good! :)

  
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TIBURONA 10/20/2010 3:46PM

    Sounds like a winning mix of cardio and strength. Did you put into your fitness tracker? Mine helps keep me honest. I look my steps, Wii cardio and my upper, lower and core strength for the week.

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BAMBOO70 10/20/2010 3:08PM

    :)

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MARLINDA5 10/18/2010 12:27AM

    WOW - that's great - I barely get in my walking, treadmill & stationary bike - will be doing some jazz classes via dvd

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KENDRACARROLL 10/17/2010 11:28AM

    Sounds good. My fitness routine got totally blown out of the water this month. I'm in the process of re-establishing this and making a new plan. Starting slowly. So far only my Saturdays and Sundays are set.
Keep it up.

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TENNISJIM 10/17/2010 8:15AM

    Great plan. Congratulations.

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TABBYARTS 10/16/2010 11:16PM

    WHAT NO ZUMBA !!!!

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EUPHRATES 10/16/2010 7:47PM

    GREAT plan!
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MARDGY 10/16/2010 7:16PM

    Sounds great your plan and hope that you have fun working out on these areas. Good for you!!!!!

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Zumba

Thursday, September 30, 2010

So I've been going to the Y several times a week now, mostly to swim, do weights, or yoga. I'm loving the variety of exercise I'm getting with the Y membership. Having all drop-in classes rocks! I've been giving everything a try.

Last night I tried out Zumba. The instructor was fantastic, smiling the whole time, and obviously having fun. I was hopelessly uncoordinated and not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. Some of the moves were a bit hard on my ankles. Good workout though. I got a good sweat up. I don't think it's quite my cup of tea. I may try the belly dance class out next.

After Zumba I went to do my regular lap swim, and as I finished I had the worst calf cramp I've had in years (it still hurts a bit today.) I think the zumba and the swimming left me a little dehydrated and caused the cramping.

I walked home after, and my Spark fitness thingie said I did almost 1200 calories in exercise. I find that hard to believe. I bet it's closer to 800.

I stopped by Target after work and picked up a couple tank tops and another pair of capris for yoga. I had a nice leisurely half hour walk home, and that will be it for today. I figured I should probably take it easy after last night's extra long workout.

Looking forward to my next yoga class. :)

  
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KENDRACARROLL 10/1/2010 1:06AM

    Wow, you are so really active. Congratulations.
I've done nothing all month except for walking and a couple of yoga classes.
Keep up the good work.

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Yoga

Friday, September 17, 2010

Did my first ever yoga class tonight: 90 minutes of every muscle screaming, sweat pouring off me. I thought I would give up, but the instructor was great, he suggested modifications for less advanced students, and I managed to make it through. Had a little swim afterwards to cool down.

I feel flexibility in areas that were mostly seized up before: my hips and back. This yoga thing is good.

  
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ANA_BLOGGER 9/18/2010 2:40PM

    Yoga is awesome! WTG :) emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/17/2010 11:51AM

    I love yoga.

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GRACEFULIFE 9/17/2010 11:38AM

    @Kricket, I bet her class was either the vinyasa class or it is an Ashtanga teacher. That is WORK!

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KENDRACARROLL 9/17/2010 10:20AM

    Hey, I took my first ever yoga class last Sunday and I really liked it. But, it was nothing like you describe. It was pure relaxation.

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KAKIPOPUP 9/17/2010 4:16AM

    I love my yoga class - I barely make it home, I'm so limp and relaxed.



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Much better

Sunday, September 12, 2010

First off, thanks to all of you for being so supportive. I really needed it, and you guys were there for me. You are much appreciated.

Last night I went to my friend T's birthday party, and managed to keep it together: I sampled a little of the snack crackers and cheese, and I logged everything. I drank half a glass of red wine. I ate a normal portion for dinner, and selected the lower calorie options. I DID have a piece of chocolate cake, but I reduced it to a sliver, AND logged it.

In addition, they have a pool, so I brought my bathing suit and had fun swimming for half an hour.

It was a great, sane evening with friends, and we all had a really good time.

Off for a small walk to the store now to pick up allergy meds. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. I plan to watch football shortly. :)

  
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EUPHRATES 9/13/2010 1:00AM

    Great job!
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KENDRACARROLL 9/12/2010 3:07PM

    Do you do football watching without munchies? From what I hear that's part of it...
Excuse my ignorance; I've never watched a football game in my life.
Be good and enjoy the game.

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