Just another couple of days until Christmas and truly my body is feeling the effects of lots of eating, chatting and being off schedule. I am ready to have the holidays come and go so I can get back to my regular routine. As I have written in many past blogs I do not partake in the alcoholic beverages since it really can put me into flare quickly and without much effort. I am 178 days without a flare and not about to get one now when my body is already tired and teetering on the edge of exhaustion. However, I have been walking more do try and combat the terrible eating I’m doing. Yes I’m keeping it gluten free but not sugar free and it has really worn me down. My yoga practice is great and I have also been able to find myself in the Bikram studio for some warmth so I’m happy with the way my body is performing just wish I wasn’t so tired.
Weekly stats – 97,725
Daily – 13,104
Miles – 36.46
Floors – 141
Hope you all enjoy a safe holiday season and that your bodies are holding up
I think I am finally finding some consistency and some balance. I had another week where I was able to find time to get in 10K steps a day and within that week I also was able to still do my own yoga practice and teach a few yoga classes. My legs are feeling the effects of daily yoga and sometimes multi times a day yoga so just walking is a enough right now which means no time for spinning. That will come back around again later and for now I am content with the routine I have built in. I am still consistently getting in my 2 days of weight training a week as well. I am taking it easier on the lunges and squats since my yoga practice is heavy in the leg department. I am finding some strength among the fatigue and enjoying watching my body change as it strengthens.
Weekly – 75,796
Daily – 10,828
Miles – 29.54
Floors – 153
As you can see by my stats I have increased my walking activity to 10k steps a day. I am having a hard time balancing the hours of yoga needed for teaching with the activity that my body and mind desire in the form of walking, spinning and weight training. I have started my mornings a little early in order to fit in some cardio or weight training before my yoga. As I make this change I still need to be very conscience of the time I need for real sleep and rest. Life is a balancing act and sometimes I have it dialed and sometimes life shifts and I get a little unbalanced. I am honestly feeling a little unbalanced right now but I love teaching yoga so much and not willing to give up that part. As winter gets here and things slow down in my real career I will find those moments of enjoying life in a balanced manner. Good news is that I’m still weight training and actually had my session first thing this morning so that is out of the way and able to teach yoga this afternoon so both are getting accomplished today.
Weekly – 76, 741
Daily – 10,963
Miles – 29.82
Floors – 193
Hope you are all continuing to survive the holiday season and find your own balance in life.
I made it through the first of several eating holidays. At this point I pretty much have the gluten free plate figured out at Thanksgiving and splurge on the gluten rich pie. Since I don’t over indulge in the dinner festivities and I don’t participate in any of the wine or alcohol festivities I can splurge where I really want to which is the delicious plate featuring small slivers of several different pie flavors. Smothered in whipped cream which is gluten free so the more the merrier.
My Thanksgiving day included a 60 min spin, 90 min Vinyassa yoga and 90 Bikram class all before noon when it was time to re-fuel my body with moisture white turkey meat, mashed cauliflower, a beautiful assortment of roasted root vegetables and small taste of the ever so sweet potato mash. My husband stays home doing the cooking while I’m out burning those calories making room to replenish them. It works out well and has been a tradition now for 12 years since we have been married.
The next Holiday is our Christmas season which isn’t just 1 or 2 days like the calendar states but instead 5 weeks of fun filled eating, drinking, fire side chats, family gatherings and company holiday parties. Again I have this pretty well figured out and I do not commit to every single occasion that is offered between now and Jan 3rd. I have my limits of what my body is capable of. I try and do all the right things most of the time so I can enjoy some later than normal evenings with holiday cheer and chats.
I have been doing a lot of yoga teaching which is truly so fulfilling. I knew I loved yoga and knew I wanted to teach but I didn’t know exactly how much my soul would be filled by teaching. I’m taking care of myself while taking care of others during our yoga classes and taking time when I need to rest and recoup. Which means that my activity level is still pretty low outside yoga but that is ok for now and I don’t want to over do it.
Daily Average – 11,378
Miles – 31.12
Floors – 156