Workout and Word of the Day #79

It feels so good to be more active.  Yesterday we went for a nice long walk around the Japanese garden.  After that we got some veggies from the store and I cooked up a giant stir-fry with Portuguese sausage.  I have been guilty of not eating enough vegetables and having a good wok is a great way to fix this.

A few hours after a late dinner I finally got around to working out.  It was late, but I still wanted to get it in because it feels so good to take good care of myself.  I have finally started to embrace the fact that I do not need to do a ton of workouts everyday. I just need to make the workouts that I do count.

Today’s Workout is Abs + Booty + Yoga

30 Minute Abs & Butt-toning Workout:

I love the fact that the only equipment you need is a mat.  There were a lot of traditional exercises like planks and squats and a few twists on the classics.  It has been awhile since I have done a core workout and it felt good to feel the burn!

Dancing Ab Workout (Lose Belly Fat) with Keaira LeShae

This workout stood out to me because I wanted to do some cardio and work my core.  I also didn’t want to spend more than 23 minutes and this one fit the bill!  I had a lot of fun.  It was a little repetitive, but I think that is a good thing.  I am going to add this one to my tool box of workout staples.

TRUE-Day 3- Stretch | Yoga with Adriene

This is my 3rd day in a row of practicing yoga and it feels good.  I think this is the first time that I am not putting a lot of pressure on myself and it makes all the difference.

Today’s Word of the Day is:

pedantic– adjective

  1. Ostentatious in one’s learning.
  2. Overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.

Exercise makes me feel passionate about my life.  It brings me back to a time when I was disciplined and had a consistent routine.  It also brings up memories and emotions.  Yesterday as I did that dance workout with the mirror in the background I could feel the judgmental voice creeping up.  Ain’t that a bi***?!?!

I felt strong during the first bodyweight workout and even admired my strength and my curves.  When I started the dance workout I was critical of myself.  It felt so good to dance, but I was not able to hiproll on the beat like I used to because I am a little out of practice.  I love the fact that dance helped me to love my body and lose a lot of weight last fall.  I just need to not be so hard on myself.

I was able to relax and let go with yoga and it felt so relaxing.  I am so glad that I decided to workout even though it was late.  This was actually last night’s workout so you might be hearing from me again!

❤ Alana


7 thoughts on “Workout and Word of the Day #79

    1. Hi Susie,
      What happened to your knee? Thank you it feels good. I am amazed with how much of a difference it makes on my mood. I hope your knee will feel better soon.

      ❤ Alana

      1. It’s been almost a year now. Either arthritis, or bursitis. Doctor said it could be with me forever. I just switched my workouts, and that really helps.

      2. I am glad that you were able to modify and find exercises that you can work with. I woke up with a little knee pain and took a few minutes do a couple of gentle exercises. I hope you are enjoying your day so far.

        ❤ Alana

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