New yoga teacher is great

I haven’t been able to attend my regular Tuesday afternoon yoga classes lately. We have a new teacher. I really liked Suraya.

But I have to say Sean is a great teacher. I like his style. His class was challenging and a great workout.

I was trying to convince him to take over the Friday morning yoga class. They are looking for a teacher for that class to replace wonderful Ajaia. Anyone want to apply?

I am trying to get Hilda to take that class over. But I doubt the distance from where she and my dad live to my gym will be worth it to her. Dang!

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One-on-one yoga

I almost didn’t go to yoga this morning. But I thought I need to go. Get up! So I did.

(Oh, and last night I finally–after months and months–went back to kickboxing. Man, it was tough. A co-worker, Kim, joined me, which made it a little easier.)

There is this yoga sub at my gym for some reason I am not a fan of. I have started reminding myself to not let his style bother me and to just appreciate the practice.

I knew he was subbing today. I went into class and I was the only one. It ended up being great.

We focused on strengthening my core and stretching out my back. He asked me what I wanted to work on and we pretty much focused on my needs. Normally you would have to pay top dollar for a private yoga class.

Happy Friday everyone and have a great weekend!

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I’ve Got You Babe

While I was in the locker room this morning getting dressed after my yoga class this song was playing. I have to say that is not a very gym-like working out, sweating song. Weird.

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About a year now

So about a year ago I started working out (first in the gym at work).

For a month I walked about 3-4 times a week. Then in April I started the walk/run thing. My goal was to be able to run for 30 mins straight–because it is easy cardio and you can do it anywhere.

Well, I hate running. But I was determined. I think it was Day 3 that I hurt my knee and had to rehab myself. I decided then and there that I hated running and it really wasn’t for me, I mean, who was I kidding?

I started on the elliptical. Love that machine. Sometime in June I joined Mavericks, the gym I am still with. This is the longest I have continually worked out–a whole year.

Yes, I have joined gyms before. But usually working out was sporadic. I have had a few times in this past year where I didn’t work out for a week or two or three–usually when I have been sick. But for the most part I have been very vigilant. I am proud of myself.

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So for those of you who don’t think yoga is a real workout … I hadn’t worked out in almost 3 weeks because of the cold I had. I went back to yoga yesterday. And I took it easy. I didn’t overly push myself.

Today I am sore! My chest is a little sore and the part where my arm meets my arm pit is sore.

I tried to figure out what muscle that is but the charts online don’t specifically point to it and label. Is there such thing as pectoralis minor?

I took anatomy in college when I thought I wanted to be a nurse but I don’t remember much. (And yes, I hate blood and needles so what the hell was I thinking?)

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Lame workout

I went to the gym after work last night ready for a hard and sweaty cardio workout. Didn’t happen. Almost all of the machines were taken … again.

So I walked on the treadmill–I hate running. I still felt it and at least I did something. But I had almost talked myself out of going to the gym. I will be happy when the gym is back to normal.

I am going to take the 1 p.m. yoga class today.

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Merry Christmas Eve!

My gym hosted one yoga class today. It was a wonderful class.
Ajaia was the teacher. The class was pretty full.
Ajaia even brought a poinsettia and a little candle to make our practice more holiday-like.

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I’m a lightweight

So last night I had a glass and a half of wine and it knocked me out before 9:30 p.m.!!!!!!

The night before I had about the same amount and had to fight to stay awake for that movie Premonition–which wasn’t as good as I had hoped.

I have been getting up at 6 a.m. during the week–to either hit yoga at 7:15 or to be at work around 7ish to make up for the time I take off early on Mondays.

Speaking of yoga … we were doing these lunge things today and I felt pretty confident about my posture when my wonderful teacher Sarah said, Nice Ann! She told all of us we had lovely lunges.

I have to say I am definitely getting better and finding some postures much easier. About a month or so ago I was actually able to clear my mind a couple of times during meditation. I was so excited that I started thinking about how I wasn’t thinking. Dang it!

But lately I have noticed that my slight scoliosis and kyphosis are really showing more in some of my postures. (Maybe I just didn’t notice before.) Especially in plank … Continue reading

Downward Dog anyone?

So after about a week and half of not being at the gym I went back today. I did yoga this morning. And my friend Alex joined me. It felt really good to stretch and move again.

Tomorrow the plan is to do a cardio machine. I wanted to do the spin class, but I am going to take it slow. Plus I am still a little congested and coughing. But it is definitely a whole lot better.

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10 Fitness Myths Unmasked

I get these e-mails from Usually I just delete them. But this one peeked my interest.

“Can you turn fat into muscle? Is the morning the best time to exercise? Will you get cramps if you drink too much water when you exercise? Can those ab machines on TV get rid of your pot belly? Spend time surfing the Internet for fitness information and, pretty soon, your head will explode from reading all the contradictions and misinformation about the best strategies to get fit.

Here are some of the more popular myths and old wives’ tales that have been propagated over the years.” Check out 10 Fitness Myths Unmasked to see the answers.

Yoga compliment

My yoga teacher yesterday told me my Warrior II was beautiful.

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