Way before I started WW, I bought this yoga tape - Yoga for weightloss. I like it a lot, because it has 4 different women doing the routine all at once, but working at different levels. Some of them use blocks or straps to modify the positions, for those of us who aren't willowy and maliable. Anyway. The routine's 45 minutes long, and I've never been able to get through the whole thing before, simply because holding Proud Warrior (or whatever - any of the standing poses) for as long as they do would make my feet ache. I've been too heavy.
I got all of the way through the routine last night.
Do you know how amazing you are? The victories of your life are so inspiring. :)
I'm bellydancing to Tom Jones. Shh. Tell no one.
You're way nicer than me.
Eep. I am very scared of Bikram Yoga. Too much heat makes me miserable and fainty. But I know many people love it, so if it's free, maybe it's worth trying.
Turns out actually not free.. just cheap. I'm thinking it might be too far a haul too. I'm just not up for that much driving this weekend.. but we'll see :)
There will be yoga this weekend for sure, because man, my sides are uber tight.
I have to admit, I like the idea of the heated room.. but that might just be because it's 14F outside right now.
How goes the move?
Well, there are boxes, some of which even have stuff in them. :D
And last night we lugged the last of my former roommate's stuff out to a friend's house, so that's one less thing I have to deal with.
Amazingly enough, though, no-one is claiming my FREE computer desk. I want someone to come take it away, so that I don't have to deal with it!
I can make a filter for talking about that trip so you don't have to have your nose rubbed in it, if you want.
And Grand Canyon... wow. I've never managed to be there for more than about three hours, because it was always a flying visit wedged into the middle of a business trip. But it's stunning, and v v v big. One of my clients has done trips down the length of it (rafts) and down into it (donkeys, I think?) and says it's even more stunning from inside than from the rim.
Don't worry about the filter.. You shouldn't have to do that just because I'm cranky. ;)
I think I might be able to con Matt into this (not like he's going to need much convincing) if I told him there might be time *in* it.
What time will you be at the station tonight?
Probably 6:30. I should be able to leave here a little before 6.
I think you and Matt should do the donkey tour. And there should be pictures.
Melly. You are a nice person. You don't have to be perky, cheery all the time, you know.
And and and HEE! I was saving your new number in my cell phone directory while riding on the bus this morning, and I thought, "Melly needs a text message with kishy faces in it," and so I sent you one.
*even more kishy faces!*
You don't have to be perky, cheery all the time, you know.
I know.. I had actually meant to say that I'm not a very *good* person. Because that's closer to it. ANyway.. today is better. And I'm totally saving that message for a long time. :)
a) Nobody is nice all the time, not even Big Bird. Don't beat yourself up about whatever it is. *hugs*
b) Losing weight and staying in shape is HARD and if we didn't have setbacks and trouble every now and then it wouldn't really be a challenge and you wouldn't get as much from it, imho. Doesn't mean it doesn't suck and you don't get to be upset about it (cause you DO), but it's not the end of the world, you know? It just is. And I believe in you. <33
c) Oooh, Bikram Yoga! THAT would be cool. Or, if you're ever interested, you're welcome to come try my Vishwayatan Yoga course in G'belt (either Tuesdays at 6pm or Saturdays at 10am) with me, and I could probably slide you into my gym for free either before or after. Just sayin'. :)
d) Have I mentioned in this comment that I love you? That should have been a. *kisses your nose*
a) I beat myself up plenty.. but then I sat down and figured out what the real problem was, not just the symptoms, and it comes down to feeling over-commited, over-worked, under-appreciated, and exhausted. So I canceled the tentative plans with my mother that I had for the weekend, I penciled in some non-time-specific dancing and maybe some yoga. I need to be good to me for a bit.. as horribly selfish as that sounds. :)
b) I just get so discouraged when the initial results don't come as fast as I want them to. Like somehow one good day of eating or three good days of exercise is supposed to be all it takes to get back to where I was in October. I had to focus on the other things.. the increased energy, the muscle control, etc. so I stopped getting so caught up in numbers. Of course I'm wearing my fat pants today.. so that poked a bunch of holes in my armor.. but it'll get better eventually. ;)
c) Wanna come? Also, if I have weeks off this semester (because I'm about to start a college class on Tuesday nights) I'm totally taking you up on that offer.
d) I love your smile almost as much as I love your hugs .. both of which pale in comparison to how much I love your brain and your heart.
a) I think it is very cool that you are belly dancing. I know I often miss it. Someday I'll manage to get back to dancing. Is the class you are going to with Fat Chance? I know when I was dancing Bambi used to rave over them and had all of their videos.
b) Did I mention I love your icon? Some days I feel like that.
a) The class I'm going to is actually one of a series of classes I'm taking at TribalFest5 (http://www.blacksheepbellydance.com/tf5/index.html
) I'm taking everything from the Intermediate Fusion class to the Smooth Transitions for Drum Solos and a bunch of stuff in between. Between 6 and 8 hours of dancing on Thursday and Friday and about 4 hours on Saturday. I'm so excited I could about pee myself. :) Sadly, I'm missing the FCBD class because it's Sunday. HOwever, they're teaching that exact same class in a series of workshops including one in DC on the 29th of July. (just in time for Pennsic!)
b) I needed a "this day sucks" icon.. this one was perfect. I put the text on because.. yeah. :)