I lost like 2 lbs. Nothing much, but it's better than gaining. I've been making an effort to eat more frequently with smaller portions. I have 2 fav. snacks right now: yogurt with any fruit and pineapple with olives and cheese. I know the last one sounds a bit.. off, but I came across the combo at a party. The hostess has it on skewers along with grape tomatoes and sausage. I just throw it in a bowl and nyam away. In an effort to be healthier, I put more pineapple than anything else, cheese being the least ingredient.
I've been doing 1 or 2 yoga sequences religiously everyday. I mentioned in my May Favs Video on YT how much i LOVE yoga. The postures are so elegant and graceful.. makes me feel like a dancer. And it's something that I can see myself improving in, which is always motivating, because I want to get better and better at it. As I see it, I'm not advanced enough to do different sequences everyday, because I always have trouble with completing any one sequences properly. Rather, I'm focusing on 1-4 sequences at the moment and I interchange when I do them doing the week (depending on my mood) and in doing so, I can tell when I'm getting better. Either because my balance is improving, holding the posture longer, not struggling as much, more flexible.. things like that.
Yoga also gives me a chance to calm it down and meditate. I do that after every sequence and it's very relaxing. It gives me a chance to focus, center myself, bring myself into the present moment and pray. Yes, before I go into the actual meditation session, I say my prayers. I find that after yoga, I can focus more on my prayer. I used to do it at night, which is when I think most of us do it, but I find that I can't focus properly and my mind starts straying. So, yoga is helping me physically, mentally, and spiritually. I'm really enjoying this and I'm happy.
I will eventually have to incorporate more cardio, but I'm taking it slow.. I'm really out of shape. I don't want to push myself too hard. And I also don't want to take on too much that I won't be able to follow through. That will just leave me discontented and defeated. Zuma is nice.. but I have to be in the mood for it. The same way, I does have to be in the mood to go to the club. Not everyday I feel like shakin my ass, ya digg?
Below are the sequences I'm currently doing. My fav. practitioner is Tara Stiles. I like her sequences, her voice, her aura, and the way she explains things. Another sequence I've been hooked on is from Yoga Today with Neesha Zollinger and it's a Morning Yoga sequence that I absolutely LOVE. It gets the body moving. Neesha also has a calming voice and explains things really well. It's not too strenuous, but at the same time it gets things moving in the morning.
My Goal: do a handstand & do a split
P.S. I know I haven't been blogging about much else recently, but that's because these entries are so easy to do. All I have to do is type. No taking pics, editing pics, uploading pics, researching etc., you know?