Friday, August 13, 2010

Yoga Help!

I apologize for my absence the past couple of days...I have been really tired and not feeling the greatest! I'm not 100% convinced this is the reason, but I had ice cream on Wednesday (co-worker's birthday) and Thursday (ice cream social in our building...heat index of 103, I'll take it!) and it really made me feel sick both times afterward! I've never had a lactose intolerance, but maybe now that I've cut it out so much, it's starting to happen.

Both days when I came home from work I had zero energy and felt a little sick to my stomach! No good-o! I managed to still squeeze in a workout on Wednesday night because it was the Sculpt, but last night was cardio and the thought of jumping all around with a sick belly was not high on my priority list...I then konked out at 9pm!

Let's talk Sculpt 3-4 for a minute here...holy crappers. So much more lower body work compared to Sculpt 1-2! There are 10 sets of lunge w/ right leg, 5 squats, lunge w/ left leg that nearly killed me by the end. Then, you finish up the workout my maxing out squats...oh man! It felt really great though! And...drum roll, please...I knocked out 5 more pushups than ever before! One of these days I'm going to be able to complete all the sets, I swear!!

Now, on the yoga front...I think I'm the only person in this world that has not fallen in love with yoga! Several months ago I took a beginners set of classes to learn all the basic moves. I didn't hate it, but I didn't fall in love with it enough to pay to go back. I tried to do one of the videos on Exercise TV, but I found it even less enticing to do in my own living room. What is wrong with me, people?!

I've decided that after having some time away from it, I'm ready to give it another try! Does anyone have any suggestions for a good yoga DVD, webcast or Exercise TV video? Something that a beginner can do? I would love some suggestions because I really would love to find a liking for this!

A friend and I stopped by the Farmer's Market yesterday and one vendor had the most awesome looking veggies! All sorts of weird hybrid looking ones and things I had never seen before! I picked up some baby zucchinis, a red & green pepper, some plums & some bagels...I know, bagels? Yes, bagels!

No idea what kind of beans those were, but they were white with pink/purple speckles...I wanted to buy them just to have them!

My diet has been not so good I mentioned feeling very tired and sick to my stomach...I can only blame myself! Besides the ice cream, here are the other bad things that went into this belly lately:

Whoa is me!

I have some fun ideas for cooking this weekend so that will help me keep healthier things around! I hope you all have had a good week and stay away from ice cream :)

Here is an awesome article you should check out about vegetarians & fitness...thanks to Fitnessista for posting it!

Also, for anyone who is looking for a new phone or is an Android fan, a good friend of mine just started a blog on all things Android...check it out! VECDROID

Talk you all soon!!


  1. I haven't jumped on the yoga bandwagon yet, mostly because I'd like to take a class to make sure I'm doing the moves right. I don't want to hurt myself.

    Check out Love, Veggies and Yoga blog and click on FAQs and click on "Yoga" -- she goes into great detail about the different kinds and lots of recommendations.

  2. U def need to try cinnamon puffins!

    Sorry you were not feeling great : p I know since I eat healthy 90% of the time, when I do eat icecream, cake, or lots of sugar, I dont feel well either , my body is not used to it!

    Hope you have a fab weekend!!! xoxo

  3. I used a friend's Bryan Kest dvds when I was first getting into yoga. She swore by them, and it was a good way for me to get used to the moves on my own. But I have to admit the yoga thing didn't truly click for me until I went to classes. You just have to shop around a little, because there are a lot of mediocre classes and teachers out there who just won't inspire you. Get suggestions from people who do yoga about studios or teachers - it makes such a difference!

    And sorry about the ice cream - I know the feeling! :( boooo

  4. You know I hear you when you talk about stomach issues! OY!! Have you tried P90X Yoga? OMG. I too was someone in the past that WANTED to like yoga but didn't get it, didn't get the thrill when I tried it. P90X Yoga is killer, it is 90 minutes and you work up a SWEAT! (in fact I will likely do this tonight). My BFF Amy goes to hot yoga down in St. Charles and I am sooo going to start going on Fridays or weekends in the future. ;-)

  5. I would suggest taking classes in yoga, rather than doing a video. There's just something about either the group atmosphere or the instructor being there to correct form that makes it magic.

    You sometimes have to really "shop" around to find an instructor and class you love - they're not all created equal. I thought I hated yoga until I found THE BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER!

  6. Thanks for all the yoga suggestions, I will have to check them out!