Adding positive energy with singing

I worked from home today, which worked out pretty well. I got a lot of work done and was able to “sleep in” until 6:30. I have been getting up at 5 a.m. for work these days.

I was able to take the 5 p.m. Forrest Yoga class. I am really getting into this type of yoga. It is intense and amazing and spiritual and sweaty and cleansing and really works the abs and has you hold poses and works on your breathing.

Today before class started we sang. We sang a song from Chenoa Egawa. I couldn’t find the exact song. But listen to a few of the samples and you will get the idea. The instructor had mentioned that if you were in some kind of not good or happy or positive mood this song would change it immediately. It was fun.

I felt truly amazing after class. The feelings and sensations are hard to describe.

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Plugging on with regular work out

I slept badly last night. My sleep patterns are weird–I will slept decently for a week or two and then not sleep well for a week or two. Sometimes the better sleep lasts longer, which lately it has. But this past week I seem to wake up a lot. I have no problem falling asleep. But I wake up a lot. And this past week I wake up and don’t feel tired.

It was pretty bad last night and I woke up exhausted. I still went to the gym. Spin class was so tough. I decided to go to abs class and skip body conditioning. But I ended up doing the whole two hours. I came home ready for nap and unfortunately no nap ever happened.

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The body needs rest … especially mine

I came home tonight from work and the gym (Zumba) and I was just exhausted. I showered and got in my jammies.

I got on the couch and cuddled up with a blanket and started watching Three Sheets. Then Man vs. Food came on. Adam was eating some spicy stuff and I started to think I wanted to eat something. But I didn’t want anything too high in calories. So I went with zucchini “pasta” again for dinner. The Kickin’ Chicken gave it the spice I desired.

I thought about having a beer–mostly to make me more tired and the idea was (and is) to sleep better tonight. I didn’t sleep so great last night, mostly because I was working on a work project in my sleep. UGH!

But I decided against the beer and went with water. I am glad I made a better choice with my beverage. And I have to say I am getting sleepy because, well, I am tired. I was busy at work and had a headache most of the day. So my body is ready for some well-deserved rest.

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To work out or to not work out, that is the question

Yesterday afternoon my throat got a little scratchy and I was feeling really tired.

I can’t tell if I am tired or a cold is coming on. I was in Phoenix over the weekend and didn’t get the best sleep. And the past three nights at home sleep has been disturbed by the crazy storms we have been having. A normal good night’s sleep for me is when I wake up 2-3 times a night.

Last night I took Nyquil before bed and headed to bed early. I slept better than the two nights before that. But not great.

Today at work I felt tired and a little off. From 7 a.m. on (every 3 hours) I took my Zicam.

I didn’t feel super bad, but wondered whether or not I should hit my normal spin class after work. (Yes, this is the reason for this post. Took some time to get here.) It really depended on how I felt at the end of the day. Though if I am getting sick or even exhausted I felt that maybe I shouldn’t go to the gym.

Well, a late meeting pretty much decided that for me.

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A healthy body needs sleep, exercise, good food

This getting back on track thing is harder than I thought.

In the food area so far so good. Though I am not tracking my food and I should be. But whatever. (And I should be using the new app I bought, Tap & Track, at 2:30 in the morning on Monday when I couldn’t sleep.)

I did go to yoga Monday morning. I planned to go to spin last night after work. But at about 3:30 I hit the mat and was seriously ready to go home–though I stayed for almost two more hours.

I was going to go to yoga this morning. But when I was awake before 5 a.m. I thought I better try to go back to sleep. Don’t think that happened. But at least my body was resting–or so I tell myself.

Getting enough and good sleep is a big part of being healthy. I normally don’t sleep very well, even when I am not jetlagged. I find it rather frustrating … especially when my husband is snoring away. Man, if I could sleep the way he does …

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Good intentions

So I had every intention to go to my 7:15 a.m. yoga class this morning. I had my gym bag packed with my work clothes and had my yoga clothes layed out and ready to jump into when my alarm went off at 6:15. When it went off I thought, there is no way I can or am gonna get up.

I didn’t sleep well last night. I go through these cycles where I sleep really well for some time and then don’t for some time. I think I am in the don’t cycle. I am still really tired.

Today at work we have a lunch function called Mix n Mingle. The idea is for you to get to know each other–especially the new people. We are a fast-growing (still small) company so it is hard to know everyone. Because of the lunch no lunchtime workout.

But I am thinking maybe an afternoon 1/2 hour walk may do the trick.

My workout schedule is all off from being out of town over the weekend. And Curt’s friend Ryan is coming into town on Thursday. So I have three evenings to get the house in order (luckily it … Continue reading