Impressing the doctor

I had my annual physical today. I have a great doctor. She takes that little bit of time with you–what maybe 10-15 minutes to talk to you and listen.

She was impressed that I have kept the weight off. It has been almost three years. She was impressed that I work out regularly (4-6 times a week–spin and yoga are the main focus). She emphasized how great both yoga and spin are for various reasons. (And my blood pressure was good, too.)

We talked about how to deal with work stress. She always has great advice–whether we talk about work, my plan to not have children, health, travel, etc. She is so non-judgemental and helpful.

I love my doctor’s office. All the women who work there are great and friendly and helpful and seem so happy to work there. I visit maybe three times a year and it is always a good experience.

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Find your edge in yoga

Find your edge. Listen to your body. No pain no gain. Which one doesn’t belong (in yoga)?

Today my yoga teacher Sarah told us to find our edge and also to listen to our bodies. In yoga you find your edge and then back off a little. You should only do what your body is capable of. You definitely want to challenge and continue improving. But you don’t want to hurt yourself.

I love my cardio, too. But the attitude is so different.

As I continue to be crazy busy at work I am making it even more of a priority to attend classes at the gym. My goal is 6 times a week. But that isn’t always realistic. I don’t like to work out less than 4 times a week. It keeps me healthy and keeps me sane.

I started tracking my food/calories on Monday. We’ll see how that affects my weigh-in on Monday.

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Yoga to end the workweek

I was crazy busy at the end of my workday but I made sure I was outta there at 5:10 so I could make my 5:30 yoga class, which I hadn’t attended in something like 6 weeks.

It was a good class. Tough, but good. The air doesn’t seem to be working in the classroom. So it was pretty sweaty. I still can’t imagine Bikram yoga. Jen, you are a superstar!

I know I have mentioned how work is busy and keeping me very occupied. But the end of the year is coming and there are so many things on my plate and new unanticipated projects popping up. Not quite sure how it is all gonna get done. But I am trying to make me a priority. And that is tough. I am adjusting my work arrival and leaving times on certain days to make sure I still make it to my classes and still work like a million hours a week.

So the exercise I seem to have taken control over. The food is another story. When I am stressed I tend to stuff my face with crap! When I am working long hours I don’t tend to take … Continue reading