My weeks exercise

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Registered: 07-31-2014
My weeks exercise
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Sun, 08-17-2014 - 10:36am

Not my usual exercise routine this week as lots of other comittments, I did manage to pull in a yoga dvd for two sessions. It was difficult as I had not got enough floor space and was having to dodge furniture. As you discussed it was hard work after not doing any for a few weeks. I also found it was done quite quickly; I prefer to do it slower and hold the poses for longer. I bought 2 dvds so will try other one next week. Still no sign of new yoga teacher which is making me cross as they are getting my membership money each month but I am only doing half the classes I want. I couldn't go to any gym classes but gave a massage and did some heavy gardening which should have burnt about the same calories. I have been careful with my eating and took pack-up lunch to day course I went on so I would not be tempted by naughty choices on offer. I had a good weight loss (4.5lbs) last week but not sure how I will do this week. I weigh myself on Mondays and do a quick check on Friday which showed that I was still the same. So ...... I shall have to cross my fingers when I get on the scales tomorrow. Next week will be difficult as DS & DDIL are comming to stay for a few days; we don't see them very often and its nice to sit and chat over a (big) glass of wine and a special family meal. How is everyone else's week going?

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 8:18am

Hi Florrence, good for you for doing yoga at home.  You make me realize that I really have no excuses for not doing yoga, since I could do that at home, too.  My gym has turned all yoga classes to hot yoga, and I just cannot tolerate the heat.  The 4.5 pound weight loss in one week seems really high!  Just make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids and not starving yourself.  Welcome to this board.  We have quite a few fitness-inspired people here to give everyone plenty of motivation.  Keep us up to date with your progress.  Oh, and I share in your angst over eating (and drinking) with company.  I am the same way.  Enjoy your family!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 8:46am

Congrats on the weight loss!  Cut yourself slack when you have visitors--far better to enjoy their visit and get back on track when they leave than to stress while they're here.  It really is about finding a lifestyle that works and not a "dieting" lifestyle.  We used to do a weekly fitness routine like this--maybe we could get back to it. It is nice to see your workouts laid out before the week.  Feel free to join us daily, too!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 10:19am

Good job on the workouts Florrence. I wouldn't stress to bad on the family and food. Enjoy yourself and have fun.

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 7:53pm
Florence, good for you on the yoga...I am going to disagree with others and say that a meal does not have to be high calorie to be a good meal - especially in summer when there are so many great vegetables and fruit in season...you could grill chicken or shrimp, make an awesome salad, cook a green and a yellow vegetable, make fruit salad, and end with frozen yogurt with fruit or angel food cake with fruit. I mix a little white wine with diet tonic water and a slice of lemon or lime over lots of ice for a low cal but festive drink...when you are starting a program, I think it is important to really work to stay on it...after a while, your idea of a 'treat' evolves into something different than at the beginning...I don't think you should deprive yourself, but I think the discipline matters ( and I mean the generic 'you', not you specifically). Best wishes
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Registered: 07-31-2014
Tue, 08-19-2014 - 2:08pm

Hi sj, I usually try to base each meal on the food pyramid i.e. a little protein and carbohydrate, a bit of fat/oil and sugar, and lots of fruit & veg. Luckily I can eat veggies till they are comming out of my ears & dh makes a really great fruit salad, all dairy is low fat. I don't weigh but work on eating till just satisfied. I do enjoy a glass of wine and do measure this, though the 'portion pot' for wine that I use seems not much bigger than a thimble! Like the idea for the festive drink, it would make it more of a proper 'glassful'. I do drink plenty, about 2+lts daily, all tea/coffee decaf; though just lately I have not had my mug of hot water first thing on getting up, must start again.

I am intrigued by hot yoga, but it doesn't sound very 'serene' to me, just rather sweaty.