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Yoga Report

The verdict on yoga is in...I LOVED IT! I thought I would think yoga was too foo-foo and not enough cardio, but let me tell you...I was so wrong. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't think I can solely practice yoga and feel fulfilled in terms of my exercise regime, but I think Yoga adds multitudes of benefit. A special thanks to blogger Lance for encouraging me to try yoga! Thanks Lance!!

My favorite pose during the class was the "tree pose," which is demonstrated to the left. However, I did a slightly modified verion of this and my foot was just below my knee...no where as high as that woman's is...but I digress. I think yoga is excellent for gaining strength and flexibility. I also find that it really relaxed me and made me become more aware of myself and my need to breath better during the day. I am going to try to start practicing yoga 3 days a week and go from there. I also slept like a baby after the class...which I think is a result of the destressing that came during the class. So, I'll be trying to do Yoga 3x a week now: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I think it is something that is necessary right now for my peace of mind and sanity. So it is well worth the extra time in the gym.

Thank you to everyone who responded to my rant about the scale. I know that I need to focus on being happy with my body and not obsessing about numbers. I am trying my best to focus on working out and eating healthy...if the numbers happen to drop...that will just be an added bonus. I'll just have to keep reminding myself of this.

So brief update on this weeks workouts...

Sunday: 2 mile run + Strong Class
Monday: Yoga Class
Tuesday: 2 mile run + Lifting (arms)
Goal for tonight: 2 mile run + Yoga Class

I'll have to skip tomorrow's workout because I have to be on a plane by 8 am to Houston. And won't be done with my workday until close to 9 pm and then have to be up for a 7 am flight back to Chicago Friday morning.

Friday evening my goal is to do another 2 mile run and a Yoga Class. Next week I have no travel for work, so I am going to rock the workouts next week. Also, I came to the realization this morning that I just CANNOT do the morning workouts. So I've come to accept the fact that I just will be relegated to working out at night. Maybe once spring is back in the air, I'll be more motivated to workout in the mornings...but until then...I'll just continue to hibernate in the mornings.

Hope everyone is having a great week. I'm starting to feel more positive and I will continue my workouts even though its hard right now because I'm in that routine setting period. I hear it takes like 3 weeks to set a routine...so hopefully by December this will all be cake. :)

Oh yeah...speaking of December. We're having CHRISTMAS at our house this year. So you'll all get to experience the "Griswald-ification" of my household. (My husband is insane over Christmas and really is just like Clark Griswald). Nick and I are planning on buying a real tree this year...this will be a first. I'm also beginning to gear up for hosting Christmas and am trying to come up with a crafty gift to make all of the guests....yes you heard it....Tara is actually acting like a "house-wife." :)

Yoga is good :-) It's a lot harder than I thought it would be. You tend to expect alot of deep breathing and people going "oooommmmm" but it's tough exercise. My instructor friend gave me a tip on the balancing postures like tree and dancer. She said to find a spot in the room or on the floor and focus on that while trying to hold the pose. It works :-)

what a great blog..well done...I am just starting my first blog...into yogurt not yoga tho...thanks

Good job executing your plan. It's always great to mix up the routine and try new things. Keep it up!

Can't see the line, can you Russ?

That there's an RV!

Because I love you so much, sweetheart, I'm going to be sporting one of these holiday classics: the infamous DICKEY!


Oooo, I can't wait to see the holiday lights at your house!

I've been wanting to try some yoga. I may just have to give it a whirl. :)

WOW! You hosting Christmas. I did not that once - or twice - and it was complete disaster. No more of that.

As for the yoga, that's awesome that you love it. I need to try it myself again....with an instructor helping me out.

I LOVE yoga and seriously the tree pose is by far my favorite followed by triangle pose. I think it is a good way to keep you balanced in running.
I also have the same problem w/ my scale and now that I'm getting married its worse, but you are definitely inspiring. Keep up the good work! And good luck w/ Christmas planning.

can't get into yoga...no patience.

I hear you know a lot of Hawaii. I'm trying to plan my honeymoon to The Big Island and Kauai...any recommendations? When's the maui Marathon...maybe I can work that in...hehe.

Housewife? What's that??? I like to **play** housewife.

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  • Still feeling defeated by my injury that prevented me from running the Chicago Marathon this year, I've decided to refocus!The new focus of my life and this blog is to train and prepare for TWO half marathons next year. I'm also *DREAMING* about gearing up for a triathlons, but have no bike right now. :)
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