Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

When it rains

Written on November 4th, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

It’s raining again! and I can’t help but feel gloomy. Yes, it has that effect on me. I try to fight it off by keeping myself busy and active. Just like today, it was raining the whole day and despite my hectic morning sked, the gloominess caught up with me in the afternoon, I gave in with a nap. I thought I will be energized afterwards, but it failed! So I ended up the day with a Yoga practice. That’s when I felt the energy, perfect for wrapping up the day. Now, I still have a lot of energy and after doing some reports and still have time to blog :-)

Although I love the cold weather, I guess the rains just affect me. I love the cold weather cause it’s to be a fashionista when it’s cold. You can layer your clothes and not worry about having to sweat :-)  I remember when we visited Europe, I had a grand time wearing different stylish clothing, winter jackets and even the north face jackets, which I never even bothered to look in the malls.

This is just me thinking out loud…. After all, I did not let the rainy weather affect me that much. I guess what I am saying is … You can do something about every negative feeling you are experiencing.

My Fitness Journal

Written on October 1st, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

It’s been a month since I started my yoga practice and I have been practicing three to five times a week. This is the start of my journey to a fitter and a healthier me!

One month into the practice and I feel that I am already reaping some of its benefits. For one, I feel the happy hormones are always present, I am more energized every day, the grumpiness has lessened, much to the content of my kids and of course, my hubby :-)

Fitter by the day! As I deepen myself into the practice, I am discovering that my body can do a lot of stuff that I have not tried before. It’s liberating to undergo such thrilling poses that I never thought I can do, especially with my age now. I have felt the change when I go up and down the stairs and even just walking a mile… I am pleased that I don’t grasp for breathe or even if I do at times, it will take a lot of time to do so.

Weight management was my ultimate goal when I enrolled and I have been quite successful in doing so. Thus, it is in the maintenance that will pose quite a challenge but with discipline, I know I’ll be able to do so.

No more diet. My metabolism is faster now and I can eat whatever I want as long as it is in moderation. The exercise makes me eat less and I can even live with only yogurt for dinner… Can you imagine that?

More “Me Time”. Yoga practice is about creating your own space and every time I go to shavasana (corpse pose), I find time to relax and free my ever worrying mind. If there’s one thing I find it difficult to do is just to let go. Yoga has introduced calmness in my mind. Just by practicing Yoga is enough “me time” for me. I don’t even look for a great massage at the end of each session :-) Even though I feel some sore in my muscles every now and then, I don’t really dwell on it.

I look forward to practicing yoga every day and even if I still cannot perfect the pose, I don’t get intimidated. Besides, I have only been practicing for a month. Yoga has taken all my anxieties away, given me a clearer mind to think of what is NOW and let go of what the future has in store.

The old me would probably still be anxious about my ultimate dream (of having our own house) but now I just let go… Now, I would look at the elegant tubs at bathsofdistinction or the furniture and fixtures in the mall with much content for I know that I am blessed. And as long as hubs and I are working hard and giving it our best, we will soon reap the fruits of our labor :-)

Should I try Yoga?

Written on June 13th, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

yogini on exercise ball Ever since I watched Kung Fu Panda 2, my fascination in yoga have been revived. One should find their “inner peace” according to Master Shi-Fu. I have been a member of a fitness club but my interest seems to always fade. One reason maybe because the boredom is setting when I am alone and second, I cannot do any hi-impact exercise because I have to take care of my knees. I need to find something that will be less stressing and with interaction, and Yoga is one of the things I can think of.

I have seen my blogger friends like Yogini from Manila live the benefits of Yoga. I believe Yoga can help me de-stress. It does not only increase flexibility but it can also tone and strengthen muscles though proper breathing.

Okay, okay! I think it’s time to look for a nearby Yoga studio and hit the yoga mats. Wish me luck! (wink)

Photo Credit : photo remix: Yoga woman on exercise ball – flickr_enthusiast_rocks_Nilmarie_Yoga-001 by adria.richard on Flickr. Some Rights Reserved.

No time to slack off!

Written on November 19th, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

Being a WAHM, I tend to take my time on things. However, when you are operating a business, no matter how small it is, you do not have time to slack off! Even when you have your own predicament to deal with, life does not stop and wait for you. That is the reality of living in the fast lane. You need to catch up or else…

For the past couple of weeks, I have been extremely busy, so I was inclined to take things easier this week but “no”, circumstances did not permit me to do so. Pushing myself a little more is what I do. The outcome now reflects on my physical health.

I am now feeling a little slow. An achy throat and muscle, yikes! I think I know what’s next! I think I need to gulp in some more vitamins, especially vitamin C. I just hope that this will work (just like the other times.) I can’t afford to be sick. :-(

Doing the hoop!

Written on November 19th, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

Thanks to a friend in the blogosphere, I have found a new way burn some calories by doing the Hula Hoop. Yes, that thing we used to play around with our hips and waist when we were kids.

It’s a fun and exciting way to exercise. And I am making it more exciting by engaging my kids, especially my teenage girl. My boy is having a hard time but he’s trying his best.

In doing my research, I have learned that hula hooping dates back in Ancient Greek. They use wood such as bamboo during the old days. Now, you can purchase hula hoops in safe plastic in different sizes and colors. Doing the hula hoop looks easier when you see it, but it’s quite harder when you do it. Honestly, I can only maintain it for 3-5 minutes. LOL! That’s actually an improvement from 10 seconds, when I first started. It increases blood flow and your fitness level.

One of the best thing about it is that you can do it at home, it’s cheap! Now, my plans of purchasing used gym equipment, has been deferred. Hopefully, I can lose some weight doing this. I am crossing my fingers! :-)