Sunday, 20 January 2013

yeah for yoga!!!

I had been wanting to get into yoga for a really long time. Both my Chiropractor and FP recommended it to me. I was just hesitant to go for several reasons...most of which were really unfounded. Anyway today FP suggested I come with her to a free class at our local Lululemon store. It was just what I needed. I really felt that I took some valuable lessons home with me from the class. Most of which is more to do with my personal life than physical fitness. The instructor was talking about finding your here and now and trying to let go of all the external factors in ones life to get a true practice. I really want to take that into my daily life and try not to focus on all the insignificant things I can't control. So along with a great stretch and relaxation from yoga I also felt that I took away some important life lessons as well.
I do plan to continue to practice with this class weekly!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

A few challenges

As part of my annual "New Year, New Me" resolutions I have decided to join a grain free challenge. I was skeptical at first as I usually start my day off with 1/3 cup of bran buds mixed with greek yogurt and fruit...i was okay today without it but of course I wasn't working and was distracted by friends and family at home. I think the challenge might pose a little harder than I initially thought. For lunch today I served a baked mac and cheese (pre packaged as our friends are orthodox and strictly Kosher-which we are not) as well as lots of cut vegetables with hummos. Luckily for the me the mac and cheese was pretty disgusting (i even noticed one of our guests gagging on it- they later told me they normally get a different brand if they buy that sort of food). For dinner I replaced the taco shells with lettuce as was suggested. It was pretty good- and I don't feel overly stuffed! I was able to eat four of them without the horrible guilt i would feel if i ate four tortilla shells! I wasn't tempted by the chocolate cake I baked with my girl this evening. It looked okay but even though it was a low fat, parve cake when I calculated the points value from Weight Watchers I was still a whopping 6 points. No thanks!!!

Other resolutions include things like get back on the working out regularly track. I signed up for a 10k in May and hope to get to the finish line in under 60 minutes... need to work towards that goal!
and finally of course there is the patience with my kids resolution...they can drive me batty at times but i vow to try and keep my cool, not let them rattle me and to keep screaming to a minimum..that is a really hard one for me and I did break it today already but will keep trying to work on it. Really that is the most important one IMO!!