And I’m writing this so I don’t chicken out.
I’ve been doing yoga at home since my last post almost a month ago, and wanting to join a class. But they’re so damn expensive! Anywhere from $12-17 per class! They’re a lot cheaper at the rec center at school, but before I pack my giant butt into yoga pants and try out a bunch of balancing poses in front of my students, I figured I’d do a test run somewhere far from campus.
So…Groupon (not a paid endorsement) to the rescue. I picked up a 10-class groupon for $25, and I’m trying out a Basic Yoga class tonight and some slow vinyasa classes over the weekend. Most of the yoga studios in the area offer a first week free package, so I might do a few of those when the 10 classes coupon runs out. In fact, if I play my cards right, I could be in good yoga shape before I ever have to set foot in an on-campus yoga class.
Bought a new pedometer as well, and I’m hoping to log in 10,000 steps a day by parking far from my office and taking nightly walks with hubby. So far my nutrition and exercise have improved, but no movement on the scale. I’d like to be about 10pds lighter for my next doctor’s visit in two months…something that will undoubtedly improve my cholesterol and my mood.
Meanwhile, I’m on winter break this week and just back from visiting my sister’s family for her birthday. Mom and brother were there as well, and while we scheduled a few walks in there, none were long enough to counteract all the food we ate.
So today before yoga I’m getting the week’s healthy menu together, shopping and cleaning the house, and taking a nice walk with the dog.
I’ve been recording my food/exercise using an app, but maybe I’ll do it here instead and really be accountable.
Breakfast: 10 almonds, 6 cheezits, half and half in my coffee
Lunch: Michigan cherry chix salad on 1/2 whole wheat pita, 20 veggie straws (love these)
Dinner (post yoga): lean cuisine lunch/butternut squash ravioli…1/4 cup asparagus
Snacks: 1 sushi slice at the market, 1/2 cup orange/carrot juice in 12 oz water, (pre-yoga snacks: 1/2 large banana, 1/2 small apple, 2 tbs peanut butter), clementine
Exercise: 30 min. walk, 1 hr basic yoga!