Resistance to Change? Blame the Universe!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

So, I finally got some free moments at work to write a blog, and update you all on my life, and progress.

First, I heard this GREAT commentary on NPR a few weeks ago, about how Resistance to Change or in other words--INERTIA--is built into our universe. Really put some of this stuff in perspective, and also got me thinking that if I can build up enough momentum behind my healthy lifestyle, it'll be much more hard to stop being healthy, than to start being slovenly. LOL.
"We all know that it takes energy to get started on something, whether it's propelling yourself out of bed or propelling a rocket to Mars. What we don't tend to appreciate is how hard it is to stop what you're already doing."
You an listen to the whole piece here, I think it's about 2 minutes. marketplace.publicradio.

I've been making Yoga more of a priority in the New Year. This morning, I was able to do something I couldn't do before--THE WHEEL! The backbend wasn't really the hard part for me, it was actually the arm strength to lift myself up off the floor. I've included a pic for you non-yogis:

It felt sooo freaking good!!! The DVD that I'm using has you go up into the wheel 3-4 times, today was only once for me, but I hope to be able to do it multiple times maybe by the end of Feb?

So how did I do on my Jan goals?
Cut out Alcohol for the month with the exception of New Year’s Eve. – Didn’t complete this one, but I have cut down significantly. I’ve noticed that my weight loss has speeded up, and that I have more energy.
1,500 minutes of fitness. – Booyeah! I totally did this.
Complete Weeks 3 - 5 of C25K – Started Week 7 this morning!
Try 4 new recipes. - Blown this one out of the water—I made a bunch of fun stuff.
Write my first short story. – This one was a bust, I wrote half a short story. I’m going to try again in Feb.
Get out of the 160’s: Yes, folks—I’m officially a member of 150-ville.

Will write my goals for Feb on Friday.... Stay Tuned. :-)

Hope everyone is sparkin' and enjoyed the first month of 2010--let's rock the next 11!
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    Wow, that's a hard pose! Good for you! I feel you on cutting down on the alcohol. I'm down 3 pounds this week since I only had 1 glass of wine this weekend. I'm going to try to do the same this weekend, but Sunday is Superbowl, so it might be hard!
    3368 days ago
    LOL, yeah--the model's form is probably much better than my own! Now that I've gotten into the pose now, maybe I can start working on going deeper. :-)
    3368 days ago
    3369 days ago
    Woo hoo - you must be extremely flexible to do that move, definitely when I was younger, now a bit of a challenge. Keep up the great work.
    3369 days ago
    very nice! the wheel is a tough one. I can get up into the position but I can't straighten my legs and get up on my toes like the woman in the picture! With yoga, there's always something more to work toward, you can always go deeper into the pose. I definitely like that about it, the endless challenges it represents.

    Great job in January, I hope February is an excellent month for you as well!
    3369 days ago
  • JWENZEL723
    wow - impressive yoga master!!!
    3369 days ago
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