Monday, August 1, 2011

Veg'd out

I've been veg'd out on my vacation. It could also classify as lazy, but that has such a negative tone to it that I prefer to say I'm veg'd out. It's hotter than blue blazes here in Houston and sweating seems to be all there is to do. Not really, I could find something to do I guess, but lying around, reading, and watching movies seems to be high on my list these days. I was so stressed the last part of the school year that I think I'm still putting myself back together.

I got a new dvd, Heavyweight Yoga 2: Change the Image of Yoga. I've watched some of it to see if it's something I really can do. And just from watching a little of it, I felt more relaxed and calm. The people that are doing yoga on this dvd are all sizes, ages, and abilities. I tried going to a yoga class at the Y last year and felt like an elephant compared to all the tiny (and very young) people in the class. Needless to say, I could hardly do any of the poses and the instructor wasn't very interested in helping me. So, I told myself "when I'm thinner, I'll do yoga." Well, this dvd shows me that I can do yoga with the body I have now!

For so many years, I've told myself that "when I'm thinner" phrase. Honestly, I'm tired of waiting. My life is surely passing me by and I am sick and tired of not having a life. I am making a plan of attack to get back on track to losing. Low carb is my plan of choice, but I am going to try The Belly Fat Cure for a few weeks. This plan is very restrictive on sugar and carbs but giving up all carbs in the past has proven too restrictive for me.

I'm working on posting some goals, too. I think that is something I need to help me stay committed.

Anyway, hope you are keeping cool and hydrated!

ps  Here is a video of Abby Lentz showing how to sprinkle some yoga into your day even if you are in a hotel.


  1. Tena!!! You're still here! My google account is all messed up from here to next Tuesday, and I lost my friends/followers list. I saw your avatar on Trina's blog (I'm So Hongry) and here I am!

    Don't quit. You can do anything you want to do, and NO you don't have to wait until you're skinny to do it. Yoga? GO FOR IT!! Zumba? DO IT!!!! Oh gads, it's so much fun! Even for me with two left feet and a whacked out sense of balance. I love Zumba! Biking? Get back on it! You can do it, you can do it. Skinny chicks are overrated, so ignore them and pedal on.

    It's miserable hot up here, too. Miserable, I tell you. It was 106 at noon, and still climbing. We're going to beat that 1980 record!!

    Stay cool, my friend, figuratively and literally.

  2. Hi Tena!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind words. Reading your post you are so right. The perfect moment is never going to arrive. And your diet and exercise is never gonna be perfect but this is not about being perfect its about living your best life and in order to do that you have be in it. Not on the outside looking in. I struggle with that daily. But every step i take forward just builds on the one before. Be the person you want to be inside and surely that will radiate outward. Thanks again for stopping by i will do it again soon . Isn't this heat CRAZY?? Hugs! deb

  3. Thanks for the compliments and suggestions on the post today. I still have no idea what the foam is from. I hope it was nothing important. If so, I guess I'll have something else to write about. ;-)

    I still haven't gotten that book back. I feel bad about offering. Dammit.