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Motivation: I Hate Sweat Pants.

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Olympic medalist Jim Ryun said: “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Where do you find the motivation to start a new habit?

As some of you know, I have started doing yoga and also eating healthier. The motivation comes from not wanting to be stuck wearing sweat pants.

Plus, if I’m this fat and don’t exercise or eat healthy food, I will regret it for more reasons than having to wear sweat pants.

I also do not want to cross the line into full-blown diabetes. Finger sticks forever does not sound like the path that I want to go down. So if I can stay away from junk food and drop the weight, maybe I can keep the diabetes at bay for awhile longer. My doctor told me that 14 years ago. It’s about time that I took his advice.

Here is a video on how to say diabetes. Enjoy!

30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 20

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http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/what-is-yoga/

It was another late start to the day. However, I knew that I was going to fit in the yoga workout no matter what was happening.

I was searching on YouTube and found a yoga instructor that I haven’t used before. Her name is Sarah Beth and you can find her everywhere on social media. She was a great instructor. The class had a nice flow – not to fast or too slow. Just right. I’m not sure if there is a Goldilocks Yoga but this would be it.

30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 19

Whew! I just got my yoga workout in time. I feel like a tiger. I feel like a tiger that is going to be late for work if I don’t get going.
I really enjoyed the yoga with Candace video.

found on pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/yogaposeweekly/week-128-entries-tiger-pose-vyaghrasana/
found on pinterest
http://www.pinterest.com/yogaposeweekly/week-128-entries-tiger-pose-vyaghrasana/

30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 18

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Do or do not, there is no try. Yoda is my motivation for doing yoga today. There were even a few YouTube video which bases the yoga on the wisdom of Yoga.
Try not to pay attention to the unfinished ceiling in the second video you must. She does have some valid points about fighting depression. We have to keep fighting the winter blues. I find yoga to be especially helpful in warding off the blues.
I also am going to do the third video for the yoga workout today.
May the force be with you!

Link to more images:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/star-wars-yoga-diagrams#.sb85E8BLBO

30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 17

I was so close to missing my yoga workout today. It would have been disappointing to miss after so many days. Luckily, I made it home in time to try out Lesley Fightmaster’s yoga class. She has a soothing voice and is also very encouraging. I definitely recommend trying out one of her classes.

Back in the day, I could do a backbend. Back in the day was sooo long ago, although it seems like it was just yesterday. It is yet another pose that I’m aiming to accomplish.

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30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 17

Purvottanasana ~ "If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?" Dogen Zenji ~ ~
Purvottanasana ~ “If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?” Dogen Zenji ~ ~

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Oh Jillian Michaels, I just don’t know about this yoga video. It seems a little bit aggressive for yoga. If I don’t get this yoga pose right, are you going to come through the screen and yell at me?

Seriously, I couldn’t watch this whole video. It didn’t seem like what yoga is supposed to be, as far as meditation.

I switched to this one. It seemed less scary and a little more like yoga, if yoga was a bubbly cheerleader. Still, it was fine.

30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 16

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http://www.cloudywithachanceofwine.com/10-free-at-home-yoga-workouts-for-busy-moms/#_a5y_p=2699551

10 minutes of working on the core? Perfect. I’m almost running out of time. Luckily, there was a 10 minute video. It was awesome. Tara Stiles has the most relaxing sit-ups ever until you start to feel the burn in your muscles. Before you know it, you’re working up a sweat and then it’s over.

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http://www.pinterest.com/pin/145804106661189476/

Sorry, I could not resist.

P.S. I did find a website, Cloudy with a Chance of Wine, with more workouts for moms who don’t have time. The link is under the picture at the top. Enjoy!

30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 14

10 o’clock p.m. is the latest that I’ve ever done yoga. I’m pretty sure I also wore the most inappropriate clothing too. Yoga pants are wonderful because they don’t fall down.

The video that I did today was faster than the yoga I’ve done recently. I’m getting so close to that crow pose. So close. On the other hand, I am so far from a headstand. I think I’ve got the concept down but not the actual movement of my actual legs.

Guess what I can do? I’ve been doing this pose since high school. I didn’t even know yoga existed. Someone saw me doing this once and asked me if I did yoga. I had no idea what they were talking about. It was just something I did while trying to not do math. It’s called a plow pose.

http://www.yoganonymous.com/conquering-fear-through-halasana-plow-pose/
http://www.yoganonymous.com/conquering-fear-through-halasana-plow-pose/

And this one too. I just don’t do it as well as I used to.  Sooner than later, I’ll be doing this shoulder stand again.

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http://www.pinterest.com/pin/399342691928069507/

30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 12

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Day 12 of the 30 Day Yoga Challenge presented itself with some challenges. I tried to take a nap but I was too busy blogging and trying to find a good yoga video.

Finally, I found one that was the right length and level. 12 days ago I couldn’t do too many of these poses. I can honestly say that I could do plank, downward facing dog and cobra. Let’s not forget about Shavasana.  I can totally do Shavasana.

My balance needs some work. I really want to master tree pose someday.

Tomorrow, maybe I will try yoga in bed. Stay tuned!

 

 

30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 11

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Dear Readers,
It’s day 11 of the 30 Day Yoga Challenge. I haven’t given up. In fact, yoga is one of my favorite parts of the day. It really has helped me to de-stress and focus. Sometimes, I do meditate at work so I don’t freak out. My co-workers probably appreciate less freaking out.

I think that I’m improving as far as flexibility and balance. There is still a lot of work to be done.

Today, I chose a video from PsycheTruth on YouTube.  I didn’t really notice her belly button ring. I was a little more focused on my own exercise.  She also has several yoga videos if you’re interested. I don’t feel the ache in my muscles yet but I have a feeling that I will.