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Yoga and Pilates

Thursday, August 04, 2011

I've never really tried yoga, well once-but it just didn't work out. I didn't have the right posture, etc and I felt too foolish to try it in a class. Today at the library I picked up a DVD of pilates to help strengthen my back and grabbed a yoga DVD too. WOW I feel so relaxed. I got "Big Yoga" for beginners and/or overweight or disabled. Honestly I felt a little silly chanting, but I'm sure that will subside. But I was able to keep up, do all of the poses, and have I mentioned how relaxed I am now?:)

In the morning I will do the pilates tape. It says it's a combo of pilates, yoga, and dance so if I can keep up without hurting myself I bet I like it:) Then if I still feel like it I'll do the Big Yoga before bed again.

I know I can't depend on these 2 routines and I still need cardio, but it's a great start to recover from my back injury! Besides, if I get my body and mind in a more postive area, I will want to exercise more and the stretches will help me strengthen and be more limber so I can handle the exercise I goal to do:)

I've been doing good with food. Today I was soooo proud of myself! My son was having a very off day and we left the store without the goods we picked out. I was fuming by time we got home and wanted to scream louder than he was.(Yes, patience is something I need to work on sometimes:) My hubby didn't help, he frustrated me to the point of not talking to him the rest of the night and I just don't know how to get through to him that he is the adult, not the child! Grrr good thing for yoga right LOL

Anyway, my point was...Even though I had a really rough day- I made healthy choices. I can't say I was perfect, but I've really improved when I'm in a mood and would usually sabotoge my efforts! I still got my freggies in, got some exercise, and didn't give up:)

Tomorrow I'm just making it a goal to do the pilates DVD, eat 3 meals instead of skipping one(don't do this on purpose, just sometimes hard to eat when this hot), and do my best to keep a positive attitude throughout the day.
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    oh , your husband probably wants a little of your attention too. of course he's still a kid , what did you thought? I'm glad you liked yoga , meditation and relaxation will improve much more than the physical body. a little advice for pilates , I don't know what you chose , but do at first the little number of repetitions and do the moves how you can ,don't force yourself , in time you'll do them better and better.
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