Yesterday I started my day by trying Pilates. Um...................I came to the conclusion that I was not meant to be a human pretzel and quickly turned off the DVD.
Then, I tried Yoga.............not fast Yoga. Healing Yoga. My hip tends to pop in and out of joint and since I really don't want to hear how I have messed it up by being heavy, I thought Yoga might help stretch it out. Can I say......................I LOVED IT! So relaxing.
However, I felt I wasn't "working" hard enough, that is.................until this morning. Every muscle ached. I am thinking Yoga maybe 2 or 3 times a week.
Well, this morning I met a friend for a nice "walk". I adore her. She loved me when I was 300 lbs. and she loves me at 226 lbs. She is so accepting. Everyone needs a friend like her.
Anyhoo....................she lives on the largest hill in our town. Keep in mind we live in flat, below sea level Texas.
Holy Crap! 45 minutes of walking up and down hills. My lungs were on fire. But, I feel great! So much better than going to the gym. I love being outside but when it is 106 degrees by 3 p.m. I tend to hang out in the air conditioning. I just love Texas weather (NOT!).
We decided to meet 3 days a week.
I am determined to keep my gym time to a minimum. I crave the outdoors (it may have something to do with growing up in the Pacific Northwest). I think my body needs that fresh air and vitamin D.
All this working out is CrAzY to me! At 300 + lbs. the only exercise I got was walking to the fridge. Now, if I miss a day I am in a funk.
Such a huge difference after loosing 92 lbs. I feel myself getting healthier and healthier.
I love my band! It has given me back my life.