Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Yoga and KBs.
One of the benefits of KB training bare foot is the strenth and stability that you can build in your feet. During the winter it is too cold most times to workout without shoes, and I noticed the effects of losing that benefit most in poses like these. Now that the spring is here I prefer to train without shoes and I'm even looking forward to doing some workouts at the beach this summer in the sand.
I'm going to be changing back to my original Bikram Yoga Studio much to my disappointment. I switched studios because of a groin injury I got praticing on a slippery carpet and the owner was not willing to change the position of the poses done this way, and to my knowledge has not changed the carpet. But with 36 available class times a week (5-7 per day) compared to 13 (1-3 per day) my practice is suffering because of the difficulty fitting a regular time into my schedule. So I've made the decision to adjust and go back once my current membership is up in June. I am excited to go back to 5:30am classes 3 x a week.
Monday AM weight 129.2
7:00am KB snatches
5:15 Bikram yoga
4:30-9:30am coffee w/cream 70 cal.
11:15 strawberries 150 cal.
11:30 broccoli and tuna salad 520 cal.
3:15 ice cream (just a few bites, really!) 100 cal.
3:30 chili pepper soup w/ground beef (6oz) and squash 500 cal.
7:15 yogurt, 1 c. full fat maple & 1 c. nonfat plain 340 cal (220 + 120)
Total calories 1680
Tuesday AM weight 128.2
7:30am 1 hour 10 min. walk
4:00-9:30am coffee, espresso w/cream 140 cal.
11:00 almonds (5) 30 cal.
11:30 steel cut oats w/milk and sugar 220 cal.
12:30 stir-fry w/teriyaki beef (6oz) 550 cal.
3:30 chocolate sucker 70 cal.
6:30 spinach salad w/tomato, chicken (4oz) and anchovy dressing 450 cal.
Total calories 1460
My stir-fry had 1 large carrot, 1 red bell pepper, 1 red onion and 10-12 stalks of asparagus all sliced thin and stir-fried in 1 tbl. oil. Garlic, ginger, fish sauce, lime juice and zest, brown sugar and red pepper flakes were added at the end. The flank steak was marinated in teriyaki and then cooked under the broiler. I had a whole 6 ounces because I had a hard workout yesterday and I need the protein for my workout tomorrow.
I spent the morning walking, shopping, cooking and portioning meals for the next few days. My body was really sore from my workout yesterday, it's been a while since that's happened, but it felt good.
I know Mark gets embarassed when I write about my compulsive overeating, it's difficult for him to understand the insanity of it all. But I don't really take it too seriously because I know I have things under control most of the time. Like the last 3 days, nothings been a problem and I don't foresee a problem until my cheat day, and then I'll try again, and I will get it handled, that I'm sure of. But 6 days out of seven ain't bad.
I don't have a fear of gaining my weight back, I like the way I eat, I love to cook healthy fresh food, and most importantly I really like being thinner! I feel good about myself and I think I'll keep it this way for a while! I'm fine and my life is good.