Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day 13

So the blogging part of this challenge is not working, but I've made it to day 13 with two hour-long yoga classes, and either Back Care or Abs Yoga with Rodney Yee. Last night, I also had a 75-minute tap class and an hour of belly dancing. My legs feel smoother now, and BC and Abs are getting easier.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Day 4

Abs yoga with Rodney Yee, about 20 minutes. WiiFit says I gained .9 pounds; ugh. Oh, well, it's not day-to-day. (Plus I had LOTS of hair cut off, so I had hoped that would be something lost!

Food: Super Golden Crisp with 1% milk, large hot chocolate from Starbucks (half the chocolate), poor lunch choice at Macaroni Grill--grilled cheese with tomato and a few Romano chips, a piece of bread with oil and pepper, and a sprite; a piece of toast (Tuscan Boule bread) with butter (after I cut off the section with the cat-tongue marks!); and an awesome Chipotle-inspired chicken fajita-burrito (chicken with enchilada sauce, Mexican cheese, rice, corn, shallots, and seasonings on a flour tortilla), and one delicious peanut butter Dove chocolate. Maybe I'll have a couple of m&m's while reading, but most are blue, so I won't eat them.

Day 3

After six hours of Best Buy, where my back ALWAYS gets locked up and prevents me from moving well, I knew I had to do Back Care Yoga. I did Rodney Yee's video-tape version of Back Care, which took about 20 minutes. I was already feeling better from the abs yoga the day before, AND WiiFit proudly told me that I had lost .9 pounds, and my balance and control had improved. So even if that was just a fluke, I was more optimistic.

As for food, I had some Super Golden Crisp and milk for breakfast, and some vitamins, a small bag of Doritos and a small bag of Harvest Cheddar SunChips at Best Buy (I have to remember to bring a snack, as the Sun Chips are the healthiest thing to munch on there). When I got home, I had some ziti with meatballs. Yeah, I'm not proud of my diet for Day 3.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Day 2

I decided to do a yoga challenge. I want to do at least 15 minutes of yoga per day for sixty days. I should be able to find 15 minutes each day, right? And then, I'm hoping it will get easier, like it has in the past, and I will do it for longer each day, and go beyond 60 days. I don't want to justify NOT doing it, like, well, I danced for an hour, so that counts, instead. I want to do YOGA every day.

A few years ago (well, more than a few!), I started a little bit at a time. I bought a Back Care yoga tape and did that. It got easier quickly, and I added an excruciating ABS yoga routine, which caused me to swear at the TV, VCR, and Rodney Yee. But THAT got easier quickly, too. I was gaining momentum. I added other routines, and I found amazing benefits. I know the benefits, but I haven't been able to get myself back into the habit, no matter what. I imagine it's like what smokers feel; they know how much better their lives would be if they could quit, but there's SOMETHING holding them back. I felt AMAZING when I was doing yoga every day. I want to feel that again.

I decided to keep a blog, because keeping track and putting it in writing will make it easier to keep going. Like it matters more?

My Wii Fit told me tonight that I'd gained almost 7 pounds since we'd last met. Well, it's time for that to turn around. WiiFit is keeping track of my weight and BMI, and here, I'll track yoga and food. Maybe if I'm reporting on what I'm eating, I'll pay attention to it more. The new job gives me a lot of time to sit at a desk and munch, and I do. That needs to stop, too. So... here we go!

Yesterday was Day One. I spent an hour doing yoga in class. It wasn't a bad class, but I need to regain strength and flexibility. Things I USED to be able to do aren't as easy, but some other things are getting better.
I am not sure I will remember what I ate yesterday, but I'll try. One slice of toast with butter (Tuscan Boule), vitamins, half a container of beef stew (which was SO GREAT!), some dark chocolate m&m's, 3 peanut butter Dove chocolates, a Granny Smith apple, some ziti with meatballs, 3? GinGins, a few dark chocolate m&m's, probably more.

Today is Day Two. I did 20 minutes of Rodney Yee Abs Yoga. It's still not a hard as it first was, but it's not as easy as it got, either. I had a bowl of Super Golden Crisp with 1% milk for breakfast, vitamins, 2 blueberry poptarts, a handful of Kashi Fire Roasted Vegetable crackers, 2 dark chocolate Dove chocolates, half a container of STILL YUMMY beef stew, a small bag of doritos, a few chips and salsa, a Frozen Toasted Almond, a chicken taco salad, and I'll have maybe 15-20 dark chocolate m&m's while reading or watching TV.