Thursday, March 31, 2016
I'm still here! Logging my food, exercise, etc. I have been working a LOT since December, teaching yoga and barre classes, more than 15 most weeks at 5 different locations. A yoga studio opened in my hometown, just down the street from my house so I have been teaching a lot of classes there, too. Walking to work is the best thing ever!!
On the heels of all of this, I have been feeling progressively tired, like get up in the morning and fall asleep on the couch putting on my shoes tired. I thought it was just being old and cranky but after some bloodwork it seems I am anemic. Perimenopause and heavy periods for the past few years have apparently zapped my system, so I have been taking a liquid iron and B vitamin supplement for the past few weeks and am beginning to feel better.
I am still working on getting a regular personal yoga practice together. Tuesday and Thursday mornings we have been doing a teacher's class at 5:30 AM at the studio, which has been great for me although I hate getting up that early!! Yoga between 5 and 6 AM is very auspicious, traditionally, and more practically it means a great start for my day. I am considering popping down to the studio on my own MWF at 5:30 eventually to keep up the good works. Maybe just getting out of the house is the key for me.
I am hoping that getting my iron and blood levels back in order will not only make me feel more energetic but also make weight loss not such a struggle. Right now all I am doing is maintaining, which isn't where I want to be, although all things considered, it's not so terrible. Happy Spring, Spark friends, I hope you are all doing well and feeling good!
Here is a yogic suggestion for all your leftover Easter candy!!