Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Yoga, Skin & Random Thoughts

Yoga
I've been pretty faithful to my morning yoga.  I'm doing it at least 3 times a week.  Of course, it has only been a couple of weeks, so I guess I should wait a few before I get too impressed with myself.  I can't believe something that takes the roughly the equivalent of two hits of the snooze button is doing so much for me.  It is getting easier and easier to "make" myself get up and do it.

I did a harder session today.  I have been doing this yoga show on & off for a few years.  This is an episode that I tried once, but in the past, I would skip it because I had to modify too many of the moves.  First, you are asked to crouch with your feet flat.  Before, when I would crouch, I had to raise my heels...I literally couldn't make my feet flat to the floor.  Today I did!  Another move in the episode is (from the crouch) to roll back onto your butt and swing your feet over your head so your hips are in the air and your feet are touching the floor behind your head.  Before, I had to get out of the crouch pose and sit down.  Then put my legs in the air, but I didn't really get my hips up.  Today, I was able to roll back and swing my feet up with my hips in the air.  I wasn't able to get my feet back far enough to touch the floor behind me, so I have room to improve...but I'm definitely making progress!  The last one where I noticed a difference was (from this pose) when we roll back up to our feet.  Before I just had to stand up, then lean over.  Today, I had to kind of stick my foot out to brace myself, but for the most part, I was able to roll up in one motion.  All in all, I'm feeling quite proud and ready to continue the challenge!!

Skin
This weekend I bought some Nivea Firming Mousturizing Lotion for my saggy skin.  I actually think I'm noticing a difference.  I have been applying it faithfully twice a day and my arms and belly in particular seem to be firming a little.  It wasn't very expensive, so I think it is worth it.

Random thoughts
  • I'm wearing heels for the third day in a row with no ill effects on my feet.  Additionally, I did high impact aerobics on Monday and ran yesterday...and still don't have any feet issues.  Love it!
  • I find that I'm taking a few more fashion risks.  Not real risks.  Ha!  But small ones.  Like today, I'm mixing prints.  Also, I'm taking a lot of care to work in accessories (including my new robot necklace.  Yes, I said robot.) and different shoes.  I have all these cute things and I end up wearing the same things ALL the time.  I have pictures of the outfit, shoes & necklace below.
  • I caught a glimpse of myself this morning in my mirror and I liked what I saw.  I didn't feel fat.  I felt normal.  Those moments are becoming more frequent and lasting longer.  It gives me hope that I will live outside my head someday.  :)
  • I'm going to work out 3 times today and I'm not even worried about it.  Wow.  Times sure have changed.

3rd Day in 3" heels with no foot pain!

Robot Necklace...


Mixing patterns and feeling good.  :)

 HUGS!

15 comments:

tagyourit said...

Really cute outfit! I can't wait until my belly gets a little smaller so I can do more yoga and Pilates moves. Right now it is still in the way. You are doing great!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Wow, you look great!

Dawnya said...

You look amazing!!! I love that necklace. Mail it to me in Austin please. Thank you. LOL

Stephanie M. said...

I LOVE your robot necklace! And YAY YOU on the yoga and the shoes.

FitBy40 said...

WOW, you need to come to my house and do a fashion intervention! You look fantastic. Great job!

SUchipmunk said...

You are doing AMAZING!! :)

Darlin1 said...

Soooo cute!!!!

Lyla said...

Super cute!

I'm doing yoga this afternoon. I'm not in a routine yet.

Amanda said...

Hotchachacha lady! Love the whole outfit including the necklace.
Fabulous yoga too. DonT you love how it makes you feel. It energizes me.

I am feeling good today too. I don't look cute per say...I am in workout clothes but I just got back from a great high impact class and it was awesome. Wish we could work out together!

Laura Belle said...

Look at that hottie!

Love the look!

Tori said...

GORgeous!

Justawallflower said...

So super cute!

Kiwigirl said...

Get you! You look fantastic!

Ronnie said...

HOT MAMA! I love the mixed prints! And the heels, and the robot necklace! :D

Stephanie said...

Awesome job on the high heels. That is and always will be my goal. To rock the heels without the mind numbing pain that used to come with it!