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Posts Tagged ‘yoga’

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. […]


Ouch!

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 […]


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 […]


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.


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. […]


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 […]


10 Fitness Myths Unmasked

I get these e-mails from Beachbody.com. 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 […]


Getting back on track with exercise

I have to pat myself on the back for getting up early to go to yoga before work this morning. For some reason I was wide awake about 30 mins. before I had to get up. 5:45 and I am awake. WTH!!?? So right about now I am ready for a nap. Good thing I […]


Specially Challenged Monkey

That is what I felt like during my kickboxing class last night. But I made it. I looked and felt stupid. But it was an amazing workout. The first 3 minutes we had to jump rope. I thought I was going to die. And I wondered how I would get through the whole freakin’ hour. […]