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#1 dalilavender

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:21 AM

I have just a large glass of wine and an Advil ~ preventative measures for the stiffness I am sure to endure tomorrow.

I went to my first new yoga class and I am pretty sure that I will be stiff from the eyebrows down.

Forgive me, for I will be CRANKY later. :D

G'night all.
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#2 deb12c

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:08 AM

I hope you are feeling OK and not stiff.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 03:54 PM

Good luck hope you are not to stiff.

Denise

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:46 PM

Good luck!

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 09:02 PM

Yoga is GREAT for you Dali:)!

What you need to do tho, as much as you won't want to, is when it hurts... gently stretch MORE. You're lengthening your muscles with the yoga.... and if you do not keep stretching, you are in for a world of pain your next session! That's really the key to exercising... you STRETCH out those muscles, possibly tear them, then you rest for 2 days, and they repair themselves... SHORTER.

The point of the yoga is to stretch to begin with... and believe it or not, if you are really hurting, stretching MORE will actually feel better afterwards than not!!

What I try to do every day to keep my muscles long, is do kicks... in sets of 10. 10 forward each leg, 10 side each leg, 10 back, switch legs. The more you do this, the higher you can kick, and the longer your muscles. At first, you won't be able to kick very high, but within a month, you will be able to kick over your head in each direction.... then lotus positions, grabbing toes around your back, etc are easy:).

#6 dalilavender

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:20 PM

I have done Yoga for a little over 10 years now. I am just doing some new stuff to address muscle tension from stress. When those muscles start to work out they are sore, sore, sore.

I am not too bad, mostly just stiff muscle memory in my shoulders and neck.

I had a long bath in Soapbuddy's milk bath last night and had a really really good nights sleep. Hmmmmmm, such nice milk bath.
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#7 dalilavender

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 08:14 AM

Well, I am off the the "wellness consultant" today.

2 hours of fitness assesment and lifestyle consulting.

Wish me luck.

Oh yeah, I lost 5 pounds. woo hooo
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Posted 03 April 2008 - 11:14 AM

Good luck I hope things go well and congratulations on losing 5 pounds. I need to start walking again and lose some weight. I use to speed walk 5 miles a day and need to start it up again.

Edited by deb12c, 03 April 2008 - 11:14 AM.


#9 dalilavender

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 09:59 PM

The wellness consultation went well.

I have set up my work out program.

I'm off, I should be loosing about .7lb/week. So in a year I should be back down to my "fighting" weight and much fitter.

Here's to hoping :)
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 03:23 AM

Dali, you aren't exactly overweight to begin with:P.

Peggy is on the same kick. That's why she's been so scarce. She got a personal trainer and is on a RESTRICTIVE diet (Nutrasystems), on top of going to the gym and being beat up on for like 4 hours 7 days a week.

I'm telling you girls, you'd save so much time and money if you just did my kicks every day, and a few pushups... hehehe.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 07:36 AM

I can emphathise, Dalila. If something comes up and I can't make it to Aikido for a week, or especially two, after the first few times back I feel like a caravan of 18 wheelers has run over me, for weeks. Seems it takes a very short time to get out of shape, then sooo long to get back in.

Right now I'm just getting over the soreness of going to a Zen retreat at the end of last week. I don't think it's possible to 'get in shape' for that, though. :)

One thing that I found did help me is drinking lots of water before, during, and afterwards. I didn't feel quite as much like it was an M1 tank that ran over me, more like a small Sherman. :bjump: That said, I used to be real bad about not drinking much water, so there was much room for improvement.

Glenn

Edited by radagast, 04 April 2008 - 07:38 AM.

Glenn

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#12 dalilavender

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:46 AM

I could loose a few. :)

The bottom 1/2 of my kayak is done and by summer I will have a new boat to paddle.

I like going to the gym to handle stress, it pulls my out on my horrendous work routine and gives me a new perspective.

I did incorporate your kicks in to my work out - we call them the "Helen Kicks"
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:43 AM

Awsome! I have an exercise named after me! :bjump: :)

As simple as it is tho, it's very effective:).

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 12:04 AM

Your going to just Love that yak. But do remember one thing that took me a while to learn. A roll is all the way back up... :) It took me weeks in a pond to learn it. I did paint "Half Way There" on the bottom just so people would not get too scared when they saw me float buy upside down...





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