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Archive for the day “February 10, 2010”

Yoga Tuesday

I do not consider myself an expert in yoga. However, I have had a bit of experience with it. I am fairly flexible (even with my extra weight) and am capable of doing most of the poses. Baron Baptiste really put me through the wringer last night. It actually literally feels like that. The DVD is called “Long and Lean.” It is 56 minutes of torture. It is also one of the best workouts I have had in a while. I worked muscles I had forgotten about. I got his movie streaming through Netflix, and I think I may need to buy it (it is only available for 2 more weeks).

Catching up on a few days.

2/5: This was a terrible run. T. E. R. R. I. B. L. E. I have learned an incredibly important lesson. Do not ever ever ever ever ever not eat enough protein before heading out on a very physical run. I normally eat a protein bar before heading out, but I was out of them. I also had not had much to eat before going out. I barely made it home.
About 2 minutes into my first 5 minute jogging phase, I had to stop and rest because I could not breathe. This had never happened to me before and it scared the bejeezus out of me. I have gotten used to the side pains, the itchy feeling my butt and sides give me from all that bouncing around, even the way my shins feel uncomfortable after going for a few minutes. Not being able to breathe is something I was not expecting. I do truly believe it is because I did not have enough protein before I went out.

2/7: I have decided to redo week 4. I actually think I could do week 5, but due to 2 bad days in a row, I made the decision to just redo this week. This run was better than Fridays, but not as tip-top as I would have wanted. I stopped a few times to drink and because I wanted to make sure my breathing was going well. I was definitely more comfortable on this run than I was on Friday’s run.
Important Note: Get used to breathing through the nose while running. I got a mouthful of bugs today…

2/8: This was my first day of simply cardio + workout. Verdict: I am an out-of-shape slob. I jump roped for about 15 minutes total, did 20 sit-ups, 8 push-ups, and 1/2 of a pull-up. Yeah.

Tonight, I will be doing an hour of yoga before bed. Uh. So I will be doing that in about 5 minutes. I hope to see some better running tomorrow. Hubby also put some new music on my “Workout” playlist. I am actually looking forward to trying it out tomorrow!

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