Since I started working out at the gym 3 days per week, my muscles have been really tight. So I thought I would try some yoga last night.
Yoga Conditioning for Weight Loss
I pulled out this DVD that I have. It is nice and slow and it gives 4 different levels depending on what level you are at for flexibility. It is about 45 minutes long. It felt great. I tried to listen and follow the breathing that it recomends since I have never taken a yoga class before. By the time I was done my muscles were defintely feeling better but they are not quite back to normal. I’m trying to decide how many days per week I should be doing this since I am doing strength training at the gym. Any suggestions?
Breakfast this morning called for a smoothie.
In the blender went:
- 1 scoop whey vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 big handfuls of spinach
- rest of blackberry syrup – guessing it was about 3/4 c.
- 1 frozen banana
Blend until smooth
This made a huge glass full but it was oh so good. Since I have a terrible time getting my veggies in I am trying to incorporate spinach into my smoothies just add some veggies in the morning.
Even though this was a huge glass full I was starving by 11:30. Finally, after wanting to eat my arm off, it was lunch time.
Lunch today is a salad:
- Romaine Lettuce
In the tuna mix:
- 1 can tuna
- 3/4 c. ranch dressing
- 1 sweet pickle
- dill weed (maybe 1/2 tsp. – I just dump not sure how much).
I only added 1/2 of the tuna mixture and am saving the rest for another day.
Looking at this salad now and knowing how hungry I am, I should have brought all of the tuna mixture. Not quite filling the tummy today.
Well now it is back to work. Both kiddos have conferences tonight so it will be a late night.
How often should I do yoga?
I am trying to incorporate running on my off days from the gym but I have a terrible time getting up in the morning, any suggestions so I can get my run in before work in the morning?