My Progress

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Yoga! Yoga! Yoga!

I had a blast last night. It was really fun and although challenging, I kept with it the whole time and never felt like I was falling very far behind. I definitely need to keep at this to develop some more flexibility, but the main thing holding me back is specifically my gut. I suspect in another 30 or 40 pounds it'll be a complete non-issue. I borrowed a mat from the instructor, but I'm confident that I enjoy it enough I'll want to get my own mat and start doing it at home more often with the TV (and of course every Wednesday in March and April here). I guess I'll check out prices at Walmart, Target and Dick's.

The sense of calm it brought me was very substantial and needed after such a long day. I was sweating a decent amount, but my heartrate averaged only 135 (about 65% maximal). I warmed up with a very intense workout on the elliptical: 25 minutes at an 8-minute mile pace, avg HR=171. Between that and the 70 minutes of yoga, I burned about 1500-1600 calories.

I'm gonna put in another good elliptical tonight and then tomorrow, after class, I may do another light workout to make up for the one I missed on Tuesday. I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow afternoon. I'm looking forward to hearing some encouragement from her regarding my weight loss progress. The last time she saw me was over 40 pounds ago last October. Have a good day, yall. I've got a lot to get done here!

1 comment:

Brandi said...

Great work on the yoga!! I would start at walmart (they are usually cheapest) for the mat. I think the one I got was around $13 or so. Its just a basic one. Nothing fancy, but it does the job!