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Pulling It Together Before Christmas

Right now I should be in my weekly yoga class that my friend teaches.  I hope she understands that I'm not there (this is my second week missing the class and I enjoy chatting it up after and before class).  If I were there I'm sure I would be losing it during savasana. Christmas is two days away and I have lots to do and to top it off my dog Mocha isn't doing so well.  She's a chocolate lab and is 14 years old (you could say she was/is my first baby).  Her age is catching up with her and she is not putting any weight on her left rear hind quarters as of today.  She has also been 'losing control' of her back end every so often (if you have owned a dog you may know what that means if not then I'll spare you the details).  She has been in my life from the time my husband and I were dating and when we first moved in together.  We had quite the adventure when we got her as a puppy.  I'll never forget the 8 hour drive to both check out the breeder and see h…

The 12 Days of Torture

I took an exercise class today after my five mile run.  It was called Mid Day Blast.  It was only thirty minutes long but it was an intense thirty minutes.


Jess is the teacher for this class and every week she has given us a completely different set of exercises.  I find her method of teaching to be both fun and challenging.  My body never knows what it's in for and my body feels that thirty minutes for a few days after.

At the start of class Jess told us the theme was The Twelve Days Of Torture  Christmas (torture by my definition). She had twelve different exercises that we would be doing over and over again much like the versus in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas.  We had to do (not necessarily in this order) planks, side planks, jumping jacks, cross over lunges, superman's, inchworms, burpees, push ups, bridges with marching feet, trees, calf raises, and squats.  We did each exercise in thirty second intervals and I was feeling it (still am btw :-)!  I was going to r…

Dear Self

Dear Self,

Eating too many cookies, chips, cheese, chocolate, pie and cake this time of year is only going to add lbs to my a55 and thighs.  Why am I working out 5x a week for an hour at a time to only put an excess amount of calories and fat in my body?  This is craziness!

Just because it's the holidays that doesn't mean I'll never see these foods again.  Live a little and pace it! and choose wisely/carefully.

Back to work!