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Archive for the ‘yoga’ Category

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 […]


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Hi. Welcome to my new exercise, health, etc. blog. I plan on writing about my own experiences about losing and maintaining my weight, exercising, food and anything related. As you can see, previous posts from my personal blog have been imported. Anything that I have written on my personal blog pertaining to diet, exercise, health, […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]