I decide to start exercising again so I won’t always feel physically ill.
I have not exercised for two weeks. I have excuses. I was out until late at night, I had the kind of anxiety where you’re afraid to do anything but stare and hope something bad doesn’t happen, I vomited in a public bathroom from stomach … Continue reading Anxiety, periods, and gastro are all more powerful than me
I haven’t been exercising because a weighted blanket of anxiety has been gently draped over my shoulders, immobilising me from doing anything useful. I am grateful for my meal preparation during the last week. It was difficult for me to eat with my family, due … Continue reading Meal prepping: something I can do well
Some days, I don’t want to have fun while exercising. Four of the planets, in my natal chart, are in Scorpio and I was raised Catholic: sometimes a bitch needs to flagellate. Today was one of those days: I didn’t want music or an upbeat blonde … Continue reading Learning how to breathe
I refuse to call going to brunch “cheating”. I want to eat healthily and get fit but I do not want to miss out on brunch. So I went to brunch yesterday. I ate two poached eggs, mushrooms, grilled cherry tomatoes, bacon, a beef sausage, … Continue reading Confessions, breakfast, working out, and feeling better
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Hello, blogosphere, it is I, Janine back from what feels like forever. I won’t make any excuses. I dropped off my fitness journey just prior to my Thailand trip and worked out very sporadically since then. ‘Sporadically’ is a word I learned from the 1995 … Continue reading Bitch. I’m back.
Yesterday I did 30 minutes of cardio and 15 minutes of core but I didn’t blog about it. Sue me.
The cardio was a low impact video from POPSugar Fitness – I haven’t linked it here but you can find it if you want. The instructor irritated me because his partner was assisting in the demonstration and he kept on referring to her with these baby names and it annoyed me.
I’m not a fan of pet names and while I was sweating I hated it. My core workout was supposed to be longer but I was finished.
Today my yoga workout was 45 minutes and was set at an intermediate level. I know I’m not at intermediate level (yet) so I didn’t put pressure on myself to complete some of the more difficult moves.
I was able to generally keep up with the class using some variations and I surprised myself with how much I could complete.
I think I’ve found my favourite yoga instructor. Micki Duran is strong, graceful, and balanced. I was really inspired to reach that level of control of my body.
I think I’m going to exclusively follow her yoga videos. This video pushed me in cardio, strength, flexibility, and balance without discouraging me from continuing with my workouts.
It was difficult but I want to get better. Also, she’s friends with Fergalicious Definition Make Them Boys Go Loco.