February 5th, 2011

Yoga – IN.  Gym – OUT.

I canceled my gym membership.  I wasn’t going anyway.  I give myself permission for the next 6 weeks to do nothing but yoga.  And only when I want to.  My new part-time gig as a front desk receptionist at my yoga studio will allow me to indulge in the classes I enjoy without worrying about the cost.

I will start the walking/running programming again when the weather warms up and the snow begins to melt.

December 1, 2010

I went to my first yoga class in ages, and I fell in love again!

I also bought a 30 Days for $30 pass at Blue Bamboo. Gonna get my zen on!!

Tonight’s class was Gentle Yoga, and I was terrible.  Couldn’t get my mind to slow down and flow at all.  A lot of practice between now and Christmas is definitely the plan.

November 27, 2010

I am suffering from the November Blahhhh’s.  It’s been very hit and miss with fitness.  Not even yoga can convince me to get moving.  I must find a way to beat the dark, dreary nights and chilly, bleak mornings to get moving.

And I think I need to get the cardio going again – perhaps this will combat the laziness.

Always a struggle….

I have been doing some reading:  Middle Age Weight Gain.  There seem to be some interesting and beneficial advice here.

September 30, 2010  —  The Beginning

I come from a family of women OBSESSED with weight.  Everyone.  Every.  Single. One.  Grandmothers, aunts, cousins, mother, sisters and most important to me, ME!

I am 5’4″ tall.  At my lowest adult weight, I weighed 124.  I was a starving college student, literally.

At my highest adult weight, I weighed 192.  Devastating.  However, I console myself with the fact that I was coming off a broken ankle, surgery, complications, 5 months of physiotherapy — and I finished my degree while I was doing it.  That was only 3 years ago.  I lost the “broken ankle” weight after finishing physio, and have lost an additional 20 pounds this year.  My current goal is to lose another 15 pounds or so, while being mindful of the 10 screws and the plate in my ankle.

And then I intend to never think about it again.  For the rest of my life.

That’s the real goal.

My gadget of choice:  a BodyBugg.  Hey, if it works for the Biggest Loser contestants, it can work for me!

I’ve enjoyed learning to run again, although I am not at the level where I would like to be.   But running or walking/running intervals will be my cardio of choice.

I’ve also recently started doing yoga.  I’m not terribly talented at it.  I have a monkey mind — it chatters constantly.  I do hope that, with more practice, it will give me some strength, flexibility and mental peace.

Can I get a Hallelujah for mental peace???  Hallelujah!!

And just for fun, I’ve started the 100 Pushup Program.

Crazy, I know!

Now I’m looking for a little accountability from this blog.


One response to “Fitness

  1. Mindy Kelner

    I can SO relate to the weight obsession. When I was about eight years old and starting to put on pre-adolescent weight, my mom made me drink skim milk while the rest of the family drank whole milk. That was probably the start of the feeling of my weight dictating my worth. I still struggle with it. It looks like you are doing great. Keep it up!!!

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