Sunday, July 27, 2014
It's that time of year again in AZ - scorching heat. The city pretty much shuts down entertainment wise and folks avoid going out into the "oven" of the day. And what happens? Eat, eat, eat. Ugh. Vacations can break things up but they are their own trap for diet detours. Enough whining. I need to purge my pantry and freezer and get back to having the right foods in the house. Even if I don't feel like it.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I have been going to Yoga almost daily since last July and loving it. I finally found something that gets me moving that I enjoy. So, last week when I over did some twisting and strained my back I was bummed. I've had a weak back for years and have had sciatica issues in the past. This time it was muscle strain. I took the week off from yoga, had to, couldn't move very much, and did the ice, heat, muscle relaxant, pain killer routine. Yesterday I was able to walk again without a cane for support and did a few minutes on the treadmill and was back to Yoga, very easy, last night. I've let my weight creep up and those extra pounds don't help. The back pain is a pointed reminder that there's more to keeping fit than appearances!
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Calories - weekly average over 1600, for 2 weeks up to 2000
Nutrients - over on sodium, carbs and fats; under on protein and calcium
Steps taken - averaged 4K, only one day up to 8K, goal is 10K per day
Fitness minutes - under 60 minutes except for 6 days, 1833 for the month, 2K is goal
Weight - crept up end of month was 174
I know what I'm doing. I'm still comforting/rewarding/soothing myself with foods, Starbuck treats and Rita's custard. And the "big bread" subs at Subway are calorie laden too.
I'm also not deliberately moving; no treadmill this month and little walking.
I plan to look into joing You Fitness, near my Yoga studio and do a gym workout before or after Yoga. Walking on the treadmill while I drink my morning coffee and review blogs gets some movement in even if its not cardio.
On the good side, I really have cut out soda and I don't allow potato chips or cookies in the house. We're experimenting with gluten free diet so maybe that will have an impact.
Monday, May 19, 2014
I had a great vacation last week, went out to the Channel Islands off of Ventura, California and camped, kayaked and hiked with family. Getting away from the electronics was renewing. Our phones and computers constantly pull us away from being fully present. I feel I have my resolve back and I plan to limit my time with technology; spend more of my time MOVING instead of having my nose in a screen!
Saturday, May 10, 2014
I love a lot of the things I do; work, yoga, travel, making dinner at night, sleep! But some things get to me and when they do, I eat. Boredom and worry are co-conspirators in going to the frig and snarfing too much food. Lassitude has set in too, and I just don't feel like getting on my buddy, the treadmill, or even walking outside. Power yoga keeps me flexible and helps my balance and strength but I need to find a cardio I like as much. I wonder sometimes if the lack of cardio sprials into inertia. I can ponder all I want, but the imortant thing is to do something. I want my clothes to not feel tight. I want my stomach to not stick out. Simple.
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