Leafy Yumminess!

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Well hello and good morning to you all!!! Here I go again on another one of my hair brained plans. I have become a vegetarian, or so I think I have. I don’t know, how long do you have to go without eating meat before you can officially say you’re a vegetarian? A week? A month? Years? Is there a vegetarian handbook out there? Oh well, I guess it doesn’t really matter because I make up my own rules as I go. This is MY life isn’t it?

So far I’ve gone 1 day without eating meat and honestly I really don’t see this as a potential future problem. I really think I can do this! I shall see I guess and so will all of you. Until I either crack or turn green I will see you next time my lovely followers.

30 Days of Yoga – On Temporary Hold

Hello all. I apologize for not posting my progress yesterday. I did well with my Yoga and meditation, however, hit a snag in my life later on that evening. This snag has continued into today and unfortunately I’ve allowed it to interrupt my flow. I know I shouldn’t allow this, however, it has currently tied me up both physically and mentally. I feel that it is very important to take special care of this issue before moving on. I wish I was brave enough to share it with you all but I am not at that point yet. I will do my best to recover from this quickly and try to get back to my Yoga endeavors. Until then I may or may not be posting any blogs. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

30 Days of Yoga – Day 1

Well today marks my first day trying out Yoga. I meditated for about 15 minutes prior to starting (something else I’ve decided to start simultaneously), however, I have some mixed emotions about how it went. I searched on YouTube and there were quite a few “Yoga for beginners” videos. I tried a few and I think I’ve found the one I liked the most. Below I will list my likes and dislikes about my first Yoga experience.

Likes:

Being that I was watching these videos on YouTube there was plenty of variety therefore I was able to check as many as I wanted out prior to starting. I felt very relaxed and really had a sense of peace during and after my session. I can see the benefits of starting an exercise routine like this.

Dislikes:

I don’t have the proper equipment/gear to be able to perform some of the poses (i.e., yoga mat, belt, etc.). I also, couldn’t get the kids quiet enough for me to concentrate and focus on what I was doing. I realize that these “dislikes” have nothing to do with actual Yoga and more to do with me.

Overall I think it was great and I will keep on going and chronicle my journey along the way. As always any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated. 🙂

Quick Update

This has been my mantra for the past couple of days. Sorry for skipping out on yesterday’s post (and Thursday’s as well). Just for catch up; Thursday was a serious workout day for me and my family. We all stretched and walked to the park, played some basketball, through the football around, tossed the frisbee back and forth, jogged around the park then walked back home. After that we went to the pool and swam for a few hours until our muscles were killing us.

Then in the afternoon a took another walk at another park with the BF where we were able to catch up a little (we don’t get to see each other much).

Anywho, yesterday we took a little break and this evening there is a back to school pool party splash bash in which we will, again, swim until our muscles ache.

I am about 97% sure that I will start my 30 days of Yoga countdown on Monday, however, it’s still not confirmed because I need to find a Yoga source. By this I mean that I don’t have any Yoga video or affordable Yoga classes in town but if I have to YouTube it I will!

Well I said this would be quick and it is because I snuck away from the kids (who are  currently waiting for me to start the DVD we’re supposed to be watching together) in order to give you guys an update.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday! Write ya tomorrow.

On a Whole Wheat Multigrain Roll

Ok folks! I am on a roll! I took, yet another, 20 minute walk this morning and did well with controlling my portions yesterday. Feeling really good about myself right now 🙂

Can’t wait til Monday when I officially start with the yoga. My oldest son even gave it a try. I thought at first he would see it as “girly” and “soft” but after he tried it he realized that there is a level of difficulty to it, so in a way yoga has earned his respect.

I would love some feedback from the audience on some easy, healthy meal ideas. I say easy because I know if it’s something that’s going to take an eternity to create it’s just not going to happen.

Hope to hear from you soon!

P.S. I am curvalicious right now, however, I will post pics once my curves are a bit more tamed! 🙂

New Info

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post here’s what I’ve learned and executed thus far. I’ve done some more research on yoga and found out that next week would be a better time for me to start as mother nature has me sequestered for the next few days.

In the meantime I’m doing what I can to start improving my health. I took a 20 minute walk this morning and had a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries. I think the most difficult time that I have is listening to too many people when it comes to what I should be eating. There’s just too much information out there and I don’t know which one is best for me.

I don’t have any insurance or funds to spend on a nutritionist so my best bet right now is to control my portions. As a little glimmer of hope, this upcoming semester in school, I will be taking a health and wellness class which I’m hoping to gather some great info on what I should/shouldn’t be eating.

So for now I’ll do my best and try to keep everyone posted daily so hopefully they’ll be less chance of me flaking out.

Wish me luck!

Downward Dog??

Checking out Yoga

Hello again everyone. A few posts ago I was rambling on about countdowns. How, in my opinion, these were the most interesting types of blogs to follow. It’s almost like watching a soap opera, you just can’t wait to find out what happens tomorrow! Any who, I was dabbling with this idea after seeing a video about a man who was disabled and couldn’t walk without the help of knee braces and forearm crutches. This man was able to rehabilitate himself after starting yoga and now he can walk unassisted.

So I’ve checked out some websites, some YouTube videos and I’m gonna do a little more research but I may give this a shot. Maybe an even crazier idea might be to have a different countdown every 30 days. Maybe Yoga this month and recipes next month, I don’t know, I haven’t thought that far yet.

I am overweight, wouldn’t mind getting more flexible and would love to be able to run. This man’s video inspired me to make a change in my life and maybe by combining it with my blog I could have some kind of accountability. I’m going to take a little walk later on this evening and give this a little more thought. If I decide to go through with this hopefully I can have some followers encourage me along the way. Who knows maybe I can have a sort of virtual group of people doing the same, that way we can encourage each other? Either way this is gonna be a great exercise (no pun intended).

By the way, I’m not that great at adding links so if you want to see the video I’m referring to, go to YouTube and search for Never, ever give up. Arthur’s Inspirational Transformation! I thought, if this man can do it with difficulty walking, I should be thankful that I have full use of my legs (and entire body for that matter) get out there and do this for myself!

Can’t wait to let you guys know what I decide! Write ya soon 🙂