Friday, September 23, 2011

Day 389

Trumpets sounded, angels sang, and heralds announced the grand news: after a long drought, I completed another goal!

13. Go to yoga for 8 straight weeks
13. Go to yoga for 8 straight weeks

Today I finished my goal by doing the Solar Meditation, Forward Bends, Core and Savasana.  I've learned a few things in the last 8 weeks: all yoga is not created equal, yoga is better when you have enough room to move freely, yoga instructors are killer on your abs.

I probably won't be doing a lot more yoga until we're in a house for the aforementioned space reason.  Our TV is in our living room, and we have to re-arrange furniture to work out.  Even when we shift things, this room is not conducive to floor exercises.  I'm looking forward to having a room where I can move around in front of the TV.

I'm also very sad to announce that my Kindle, the hero of Goal 2, has broken.  The screen is totally messed up.  The somewhat fortunate news is that since this happened within a year of purchase, it will be replaced, but I'm still pretty sad about it.

In other news... Hail to the Redskins :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 380

Week 7 of 8 already for yoga!  I started this week a little later than normal because this weather sucks.  It's been playing hell on my knee, and I've been limping more in the last week than I have in like, the last 2 years.  Not amused.  Anyway, next week finishes up my yoga goal, which is great because I haven't crossed off anything in a while.

I'm also making arrangements to visit my sister at JMU next month, so there's another goal in the works!  I really can't wait to visit her and see her townhouse :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 371

Workout efforts continue!

Today I did both yoga and Zumba.  It's an experience.  First off, Zumba is a blast but it will take some getting used to.  I'm doing this with John, which will strongly encourage me to actually keep up with it.  I felt like I was going to pass out about 2/3 of the way through the first DVD though... we'll have to work at that. On the other hand, if I keep this up I'll have my flat abs back in no time.

I tried a new area in the 'yoga matrix' today as well (after Zumba).  This brings me to week 6 of 8.  I tried the solar meditation (more action based than the lunar), the Chakra Namaskar, and the Savasana (which you're always supposed to finish with).  The Chakra Namaskar was a lot harder than I thought it would be, so not really one I wanted to do right after Zumba.  It goes through almost all areas of the body.  I failed at it a bit.  Oh well.  Next time.

Yoga also makes me realize another reason I want a house... more space for my yoga mat.  Seriously, the way we have things laid out now does not make for good yoga spacing/DVD watching.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day 366

I'm sitting here trying to distract myself from the last seconds of the Redskins game (YES WE JUST WON HAIL VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!) ok now I'm trying to calm myself down lol.  I got my yoga DVD in yesterday and did my first routine today.

I bought Shiva Rea Daily Energy Vinyasa Flow Yoga.  It's got 7 routines and the yoga matrix, which lets you mix and match routines/exercises.  I did the lunar warm up (more relaxation based), the core workout and the Savasana (rest pose).  Let me tell you, even though it was only 7 minutes on the core, it was an intense 7 minutes!  I'm feeling it!  The narrating is a touch cheesy, but that might be because I was listening to it in my living room instead of in a quiet/dim yoga studio.

So I really like this DVD and it will definitely become a part of my regular routine :)

By the way, just sending this out in case anyone is interested... if you buy online, Victoria's Secret has a 7 for $25.50 deal on select Pink panties... comes to $3.64/pair!  Just thought I'd share :)