For me, the end of the year is always a time to reflect on how things are going and what I would like to do differently. In addition to the New Year, my birthday is January 4, so it is a new age for me as well. In 2016, I will be 38. It makes… Continue reading New Year
I’ve been struggling with my motivation and enjoyment of exercise for awhile now. I started out 4 years ago hating it and learned to love it. But last year I started having back issues and then I fell and got that concussion and I haven’t felt thrilled about exercising for awhile. Being in pain makes… Continue reading Getting My Exercise Groove Back
Sound familiar? This is one of those lines of thought that I think so many people have when trying to lose weight or change eating and exercise habits. No matter what I do, it’s never good enough. The first question to ask yourself is “Good enough for whom?” Who are you trying to please? Who… Continue reading No Matter What I Do It Will Never Be Good Enough So I May as Well Give Up.
A few months ago, I wrote about having gained 5 pounds. Instead of fluctuating around the 165 lb. mark, I found myself fluctuating around the 170 lb. mark. In that post, I described a reasonable plan that would get me back to 165 lb. by doing a little calorie counting and sticking with my workouts.… Continue reading 169 – New Game, New Rules
A quick recap for those of you who haven’t been following along: I had been maintaining my weight around 165 for many months, fluctuating between 163 and 167. In October and November, I did a 30 day yoga challenge during which I did no other exercise. This meant I stopped doing quite a lot of… Continue reading 170 – Weight Maintenance with a Few Minor Adjustments
Tonight I had the pleasure of trying something new, Yoga Wall at Blissful Yoga Studio. I had never heard of such a thing before exploring the class list at the studio. But how can anyone not be intrigued by this? Suddenly, the wall becomes the floor and the floor becomes the wall! Whoa, mind-blowing. Now… Continue reading Yoga by M.C. Escher (Yoga Wall)
I have long thought about taking yoga classes. There’s a class offered at my gym, but I just can’t get into it with the sound of pumping music and pounding treadmills outside the classroom door. When I go to the gym, I am generally in the state of mind that I’m going to move fast,… Continue reading Thoughts on Yoga, 7 Classes, 10 Days