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:
- Ostentatious in one’s learning.
- 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!