The power of yoga

Did you know?  September is National Yoga Month!  I know it’s the last day of the month, but you can go to www.yogamonth.org and find a studio near you.  Most studios are offering a free class (or week of classes) during this month and it’s not too late to try it.

OK, so I knew that yoga was doing something for me because it has helped improve my mood, my posture, and my stress level…but I never thought that I would be working out sooooo many muscles!  I have muscles that I didn’t even know I had, that hurt right now!

One more plus for yoga!  🙂

If you love yoga or if you’re looking to venture into this form of exercise and well-being – I highly suggest Rodney Yee‘s DVDs – his voice is so soothing and he teaches you the correct form of each pose first, so you don’t have to look at the TV screen while practicing.

I also ran across a very informative website that is all things yoga.  Check out www.yogajournal.com for anything and everything yoga.

Going to try and move up to the next level this weekend (if I can lift my arms by then – LOL).   Wish me luck!

Namaste

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Stop and smell the roses!

It’s nearing the end of September and in 1.5 months – it will have been a YEAR since baby Maxximus  was born.  🙂

I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by!  It seems like just yesterday, I had this tiny tiny person in my overly plump arms!

Well, I am proud to say, that I am down to 171 lbs – only one pound away from where I started this pregnancy journey.  Hooray!!  I finally made it.

I am, of course, going to continue to my original goal of 155lbs…but you have to stop and smell the roses (and give yourself a pat on the back from time to time…and now is a pretty damn good time)!

I seem to have picked up a new favorite workout along the way……Yoga!  I had tried yoga quite a long time ago, when I was overweight, and we did not get along so well.  I don’t know what has changed, besides the fact that I can see my feet again now (lol), but I am really enjoying this new form of exercise.  I feel like I’m building strength, improving my posture, and grounding myself – washing away all the daily stresses that tend to build up inside of me.  It’s my meditation and I really am loving it.  I’ve just recently started, but I’ll keep you updated on the long-term results, as I feel that they could be very promising.

Until next time…Ciao!ps – More pics being added to the Photo Journal now!

My new motto…

…Don’t get FAT SMACKED!

Check out this video to keep yourself and your loved ones from getting Fat Smacked as well!

Oh, and by the way, I’m down another dress size!  Woo-Hoo!

Mile Marker 177

One hundred eighty pounds on the scale, one hundred eighty pounds…take 10 days, drop 3 pounds…One hundred seventy seven pounds on the scale!

Wow…I can’t believe it.  I managed to lose 3 more pounds during my Birthday AND wedding anniversary week!  That is definitely an accomplishment in my book.

I’ve lost 63 lbs since I gave birth, 51 lbs since I came home from the hospital, and 41 lbs with eDiets!!!

To put that in perspective…that’s over 6, 10 pound bags of dog food!  Unbelievable!  I know I’ve lost weight before, but it really still amazes me just how much weight AND fat I’m no longer carrying around.  I don’t even think I could lift 6 ten pound bags of dog food, which makes me wonder how the hell I carried it around in the first place!

This past week, I really learned a valuable lesson.

You can have your cake and eat it too…just in moderation.  🙂

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