Finding my groove... Yoga, Cardio and Archery

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ok! So I'm finding my groove little by little, but still struggling... emoticon

I still hate being at the gym, and still absolutely HATE working out. (ay yay yay)... I just have to suck it up because I have to get my whole workout rhythm back.

I really feel like I needed the body rest (you know, as I lost my groove in these past 2 months), but after my medication for the anemia, I realize it was much more exhaustion related. I mean, that anemia left me barely able to move so many times. So now, with my medication for being B12 deficient as opposed to iron deficient (I have Megaloblastic anemia this time), I have a bounce in my step again... perfect.

So, anyway...

Last week I did Yoga at the gym, twice! Power Yoga on Sunday...that was my first time. And it's waay, waaaay, waaaaaay harder than it looks, lol. All the men out there that are skeptical that yoga isn't a good enough workout for them... ha, think again baby.
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Then, Thursday, I did regular Yoga yet again which was great. Thanks to KAYATLANTA2010 keeping me on track. She holds me accountable. I made it through this first week back towards activity because of her... thank you darlin'!

Also, I made it to the gym 2x out of my goal for 3x that week. Also thanks to KAYATLANTA2010. We stayed in sync all last week checking in on each other. So I missed one, but hey, it was better than nothing. Since I didn't want to go, my only goal for those gym visits was to stay for at least 30 mins... and I ended up staying about 45 at both sessions... so yay me. I hit cardio hard, running on the track and also getting familiar with the elliptical machine again, plus I did some weight machines too.

Unfortunately, because of the last 2 months of inactivity, I feel like my body is all soggy again, so I got to hit the weights. My trainer came back and offered me a great deal, but I'm not sure if I can afford it yet. Such is my life. (sigh)...
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So nevermind that.... Here's the fun part of my little blog report.

I went to my first ever archery class last week. Had a great, great time. Who would've thought I would be doing archery one day? I don't know. But I at least pride myself on always finding something new to do. I turned out to be NOT terrible...(laughing)... which is better than being terrible, at the very least... hee hee.

(in practice... I was so scared to let go so they took the arrow away from me, lol)

(aiming... not bad right?)

(and fire! By that point, I was like a pro! They ended up calling my Xena the dreadlock warrior princess, lol. It was sooo fun. )

I didn't burn as many calories as I thought to justify it as a workout, but I definitely had fun.

Cheers to always trying something new... and getting back on track. My goal for this week will be hitting the gym 3 times, plus yoga. I made it Monday so, I've got to fit in 2 more times plus a yoga session. I shall do it.

Hope you're having a lovely start to your week! Bless!
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    1727 days ago
  • LDY_ALI_79
    You go girl!
    3612 days ago
    Yay! Love your locs :)
    3615 days ago
    I adore archery! I haven't done it since, well, a thousand years ago, but I loved it as as kid! go you emoticon
    3616 days ago
    Missing one day is nothing, better than sitting on your a** all the time!!! lol I am trying to get my grove back. And i agree Yoga is very difficult, i tried the P90x version and i always run from it!! Oh i LOVE your hair, cant wait for mine to get that long! emoticon
    3617 days ago
  • SHELLEY202
    I love how you're incorporating new ways to be active. Archery looks like a blast!

    3619 days ago
    You are amazing...it is incredible how you made the decision to move forward with exercise and just did it!!! I'm proud of you and also thankful for your help in keeping me on track. Sometimes, I haven't actually "wanted" to go to yoga, but I go because I know you're going. You've helped me take action on what I say I'm going to do.

    I'll check in later to see how the rest of your week is going. I'm down 1x workout with another early morning workout planned tomorrow (Wed.) and Thurs. Yoga is Friday. Let's keep it moving!!! Thumbs up on trying something new with archery. You look GREAT!
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    Comment edited on: 7/19/2011 6:38:35 PM
    hey, who cares if fitness burns calories, it exercises the mind and its fun! glad you are getting your SparkOn!
    3619 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/19/2011 6:38:59 PM
    I LOVE the archery pictures, you warrior you! Your form looks mighty fine from what little I can recall (I used to be pretty good at archery back about a hundred years ago, LOL!). It's tough getting back in the groove of activity, but you are doing it; 2X is still more than 1X which is more than 0X. Glad you know what is going on and have meds to help; WOO HOO for you!
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    3619 days ago
    You know that I'm thrilled about you hanging in there. Uh-oh! Remind me not to make you upset. I may be able to run, but I'm sure I can't outrun an arrow. Maybe your aim isn't that good. LOL! It looks fun. I'll definitely have to give it a shot one day. *winks*
    3619 days ago
    Aprile! You fabulous with that bow and arrow! Like a Greek goddess!

    You are doing the right thing... keep forcing yourself to get moving and before you know it, you'll WANT to go to the gym or go for a run. It's not going to happen overnight, but if you stay consistent, it will come.

    Good for you on the yoga! I HATE it! I know it's good for me, but I just can't! :D Glad you are enjoying it!
    3619 days ago
  • DYA177
    Hey sister girl, although I sometimes do not leave a note, I have been following you and your interesting blogs.

    I know exactly how you feel. After my miscarriage in June, I really didnt want to do anything at all, even before the miscarriage, while I was pregnant. But, 6 weeks later, here I am trying to get my body back to working out. It's hard and one step at a time.

    Kudos for you for trying new things. That's what life is all about.

    Love the PIC!!!
    3619 days ago
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