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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Day 6

Ugh. I can't stay awake tonight, so I'm headed to bed at 8:20. This isn't as unusual as I'd like it to be, unfortunately.

I did 30 minutes of personal training tonight, this time arms/upper body. So I skipped the down dog tonight. I did all the other yoga poses though. I'm still at a 10 count for 1 more day, then I add 5 and more poses.

Day 5

I was too tired last night and forgot to post.

I did all of my yoga poses, still at a 10 count. I'll move up next week.

I also did 30 minutes of personal training, working on my legs. The upper body personal training is today.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Day 4

I'm noticing that I'm not as stiff as I was. I'm not 100% better, but I am better.

Tonight I did the same as before including the mountain pose, tree and side bends. I did some extra leg stretches as well. My hip is aching, but I was able to stand up from my desk with no stiffness today. Yay :)

I've been adding veggies into my diet, but need to add more. I've been watching what I eat, but might need to bring the calories from 1460 to 1350. I need to exercise more.  This I know.

On the other hand, I've been doing personal training for 30 min twice a week, and now I'm adding the stretches/yoga. I'm making progress, and have committed to an exercise challenge the month of May. I'm making the changes slowly so they stick around and I can keep the changes permanently.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Day 3

A nice repeat, holding for a 10 count.

I'm feeling a bit less stiff most of the time, but I want to regain flexibility, not just feel less stiff.

Still working on it.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Day 2

Day 2 of doing yoga before bed to relax. It's not any easier yet, but as I said, it's only day 2.

I did add a few extra poses to stretch a bit more. I also did a mountain pose to focus, then a 10 second tree pose.

I still woke up stiff, but I didn't expect overnight success.

Saturday, April 25, 2015


I'm almost 45 and I've noticed a few things lately.

1) I'm having trouble reaching things.  I'm not flexible any more, not like I used to be.  Some might not notice it, but I do.  Especially with the young kids still.

2) I have absolutely no energy.  I'm constantly feeling worn down and want to sleep more than anything.

So tonight I'm starting with the first phase of my change.  Tonight I did a total of 10 yoga poses, holding them gently and counting to 10 with each one.  As they get easier, I'm going to increase the number and the time.

The poses are as follows:

down dog
warrior 2
warrior 1
reverse warrior
side angle (done on both sides - I repeated all warrior poses when I went to do the side angle on the other side)
wide legged forward bend
half lord of fishes pose - both sides
child's pose

I held each pose for a count of 10, but I'm thinking I'm going to look on Amazon for a full easy 15 minute routine to work out the kinks

The lack of energy may get better with a daily yoga practice. The 1/2 hour twice a week personal training isn't helping.  I'm keeping active, and I'm wanting to sleep more than anything.

We'll see what happens  Either way, I'll be doing the warrior poses, the angle pose and the forward bend at least once a day.  The rest will be done before bed.