So not too chatty this week. It started a little rough, due to too much fun at my sister in-law's bachelorrette party. Saturday was fun, but Sun, Mon, Tue wasn't :(- too old too party like a Rock Star. So needless to say my great work out regimen and healthy eating went down the drain. I only ran 9 miles and didn't do my arms/core work out at all. I ate a lot of greasy food items thinking it would take care of my liquid diet from the weekend, but my old stand by chicken mcnuggets, didn't help. I did stay true to my Easter/Lent no sweets goal, but this week I felt like, more than others, I was craving sweets and my old Diet Coke/Diet Mountain Dew stand by. Along with being tired from the weekend festivities, my two 1/2 year old, going on 20, is really driving my ultimate "mommy push button" into overdrive... sleep issues with a child- not fun. I've never dealt well with the kids not going to bed easily (flashback Mason as a baby sleeping only 20 minutes during the day and crying himself to sleep for the first 3-6 months of his infancy). Oh and don't forget Mason and my Tuesday "lost tooth" trauma- I really was worn out from that adventure ( I really thought I was going to pass out).
So I tried to give myself a break and justify my non working out/less than perfect healthy eating ways this week... I'm not in training yet, Sleep is more important than working out (no early morning jaunts), and I'm not back to sweets or diet coke so I'm still doing o.k. with my eating. Although these justifications aren't bad it kind of goes against one of my earlier posts about "gutting it out". I didn't do that this past week, but the good thing is today starts a new week and so I'm "back on the horse" starting with a little yoga tonight. Felt great to do a 20 minute yoga routine- I know only 20 minutes, but have to start somewhere :). Below are two of my favorite yoga poses. Happy Sunday- onto a better week than the last.
Tree Pose - Vrksasana (vrik-SHAHS-anna)
Benefits: Strengthens thighs, ankles and calves. The tree pose also stretches the shoulders and thighs while improving the student’s sense of balance.*Steps to performing vrksasana:• Stand with your legs about three feet part on the mat and shift your weight slightly to your right leg.• Bend your left leg, reach down and grab your ankle. Bring the sole of your left foot as high up on your inner, right thigh as you can.• Balancing on your left leg, put your hands together and raise them above your head.• Hold for 30 seconds to a minute. Return to standing position and then repeat exercise on the opposite leg.