This morning I decided to take part in my old yoga and Pilates DVD, “Louise Solomon’s Yoga & Pilates Total Body Toner.” This DVD has been with me for about 10 years! It helped me lose my baby weight after my son was born. I gained about 35 pounds while I was pregnant. It seems like it was SO much easier to lose weight in my 20s than it is now in my 30s! Anyway, the DVD’s helped me shed a few pounds here and there throughout the years. I felt amazing after I finished a 30 minute workout this morning! I’m going to continue doing it three times a week, either before or after work. I would like to work on toning my body and living a healthier lifestyle. My job and not working out as much cause my blood pressure to go up. A lot of my family also suffers from diabetes. Working out is a preventive measure for me. It also allows me to feel more energized! Lately, I’ve felt tired and unmotivated
Although I won’t completely stop eating pizza, hamburgers, enchiladas and tacos, I plan on cutting back. I especially need to cut out soda for the time being. Exercising has always been a part of my life. Even if I stop for awhile, I eventually go back to it. I enjoy riding the bike at the gym, the treadmill, walking, doing yoga and Pilates, etc. Back in high school, I ran track and cross country for four years. I would say this was when I was in the best shape of my life. I don’t enjoy jogging anymore because my knees start hurting. However, doing yoga and Pilates gives you an amazing feeling after you finish. I feel as if my body begins to crave it! It also helps me have a clearer and relaxed mindset.
It’s never too late to get back into exercising or eating healthier! Taking the stairs instead and/or taking a short walk, parking the car further away are all good beginnings. I think it’s still OK to enjoy your favorite unhealthy foods and snacks at times though! I won’t give up ice cream or chips completely! Happy Sunday everyone! I found The Brothers Grimm DVD here in my house. I’m trying to get into the movie but it isn’t happening. I think I’ll just do some chores around here or pick another movie!