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Nadia - I accept this award on behalf of all those who have exercised in non-traditional spaces....  :lol:​ 

 

LadyM - I'm trying not to allow any guilt to settle in about spending time/money on me.  But I really am feeling pretty good these days, so that helps keep the guilt at bay.

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I would definitely recommend yin yoga or restorative yoga especially with the running! I absolutely love it, especially if there is a candle lit class right before I go to bed. It makes me remember that not every "workout" means that you need to break a sweat, you can always work out in different ways! The mind, the body, the breathing...let me know how it goes!

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Thanks, Rachel!  The yin yoga is good for me, I could feel it.  Hard to get my mind to settle, all the  more reason I need it!

 

Yoga Day 110 (4/23)  Loved class last night.  I had an altercation with someone after work and I was very agitated (I HATE confrontation).  I called my sister on the way to Yoga to talk it out (didn't want to go into class so agitated), but she wasn't around.  So into yoga I went and I came out feeling calm.  Wow!  That type of occurrence would typically leave me up all night, replaying the confrontation, thinking about how I should have handled it differently.  I had none of that.  Yay Yoga!  This class was a level 1-2, out of 2 levels (1-2 is in between 1 and 2).  I was a  bit concerned that I would be lost, but it was fine.  I asked the instructor afterward if I was out of place and he said I was fine.  He suggested I do some level 1s to help me with my concerns about my alignment.

 

About to head out for a long run - maybe 7, 8 miles.  Then I'll do yoga.  Not too much going on this weekend, which is good because I want to get the house as ready as possible for the party we are hosting next Saturday.  Enjoy your weekend!

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I am THRILLED for you, Sara! Yes, yoga is powerful in that it helps you tap into your own power to change--your energy, your mind, your breath, your body. So glad you experienced that firsthand. If you weren't hooked before . . . you sure are now, aren't you? YAY!

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Yoga Day 113 (4/26)

 

It was a good weekend.  Lots of cleaning and getting ready for the upcoming party.  I had an intense yoga experience with BF Brian. :P  Our neighbors hung out on Saturday night and brought their adorable 5 month old.  This week will be crazy between practices and end of month.  But it is all good.  My brother is coming up on Tuesday and I'm not sure about when my sister is arriving.

 

My Mom is having a catheterization today, so I'm a little stressed about that.  And my son has been complaining about his stomach.  I'm not sure how to handle, because I don't think he has a bug, I'm not sure if he is nervous about something.  But this morning he was crying and miserable.  I hate that!  We might have to get him into the doctor just for peace of mind...

 

ETA: Forgot to mention that I actually cooked this weekend.  Made enchiladas (sans tortilla) in crock pot (very bland, I liked the ease, but need to work on the sauce) and chocolate chili.  It is nice to have some protein cooked and ready to go in the kitchen for a change.  I made rice to go with the chili and actually ate some, I've been too low on carbs again, and I can feel it in my workouts.  Need to get some better options (thinking sweet potato, beets, carrots) for me.  Although I don't think rice is too terrible an option.

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Rice works for me, too, but it just doesn't seem as nutritious as root veggies, so I choose them more frequently.

 

Yay for cooking!

 

I hope everything goes well with your mom and that your son is OK, too.

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My Mom is doing well.  One stent put in and she should come home today.  The doctor thinks constipation for my son (which I never considered, because he goes everyday).  So we are working on getting him sorted out, I think it will take some time (I know how long it has taken me!) and we go back in two weeks.

 

Yoga Day 114 (4/27) Yoga at my parents' and then Cage.  The rest of the week is pretty much shot with workouts, but I will get in my daily yoga.  I'll fit in a run on Friday and hopefully on Sunday.

 

Feeling a little pushed and pulled with trying to work on my son's diet (he is a bit of a picky eater) and with his crazy schedule this week.  At least his teacher was really understanding with what is going on with him and has agreed to let him have a water bottle at school and to be more flexible around using the bathroom.

 

Two separate functions tonight for my son, it will be busy!

 

Jen - I hope I can make the enchiladas more appetizing.  I really the ease of the crockpot, but I hate bland!

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Me, too (on the crockpot) - I keep trying.  Yesterday was pork country style ribs with salsa dumped over it.  Everyone (except the pig loving 10yo who ate chicken) thought it was good.  Good luck sorting out your son's diet / tummy issues.  That's no fun!

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Jen - Crock pot ribs sound great!  Haven't tried that...

 

Yoga Day 115 (4/28)  Just yoga tonight since my son has another late practice.  Two hour and a half practices for First Communion seems a bit much...

 

My Mom continues to do well.  They will evaluate if she needs another stent in a week or so.  

 

My son continues to not do well.  This is so frustrating.  I know how awful constipation can be, but at least I can force myself to do the things I need to.  Not so easy with my son who is stubborn and that is being made worse by his not feeling well.  Will be putting another call into the doctor today as my little boy who goes regularly everyday, has not gone since Sunday.  And that is with intervention.  I'm worried that all this attention on the matter is causing anxiety and that's why he isn't going.  Sorry, to much info, I'm sure.  But I'm really frustrated/anxious about it.

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You are a one good nurse to your family, that's for sure. Poor little buddy, it must not be easy for him to handle. Do you think he will be willing to do some exercises with you? You know, play time with Mom excuse. Maybe some yoga twists to aid the movement of the intestines. There are specific poses for it as far as I remember. Also can you slip a bit of magnesium into his water? I am no doctor, but these things seem to be harmless to try. 

 

Crockpot ribs are the bomb, we make them all the time. So good.  

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Jen - Thanks!

 

Nadia - Thanks.  I think the yoga twisty idea is a good one.  He often likes to do down dogs with me, so I'll have to entice him to do some twists.  ;)

 

Crockpot ribs - hmmm... now I'm hungry!  Think we still have ribs from our pig...

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Why have I not made crockpot ribs? Wait. I've made nomnom's korean short ribs but never branched out. What should I make? Suggestions?

 

Sara, so sorry about your little guy. I hope it gets resolved. He must be very uncomfortable!

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LadyM - I was looking at NomNom's ribs.  Thank you, he has been very uncomfortable and it has been hard to watch.

 

Yoga Day 116 (4/30)  Tonight is month end so I'll just be doing a quick yoga practice when I finally get home.

 

Success for my little guy!  Not a satisfying movement, but something.  Hopefully things will continue to move for him and that will help his stomach issues.  Sorry if TMI.  But on the way in this morning, the poor guy's nose was just poring blood, blood everywhere, his hands were covered, it was coming out of his mouth.  Ugh.  Got him cleaned up at my parents' house and he seemed fine when I left.

 

Food is fine, I increased my intake a bit as I realized I'm hungry due to TOM.  Had half a banana yesterday mid-morning and brought another banana in today.  Also had beets with breakfast and added some extra protein to lunch.  At least I wasn't starving yesterday like I was on Tuesday.

 

Doctor appointment and lots of cleaning on tap for tomorrow.

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Thanks, Bethany!  He's finally doing better, although he was complaining about his stomach this morning...

 

Yoga Day 119 (5/3)

 

Great weekend.  My son did a great job with his First Communion and the party afterwards was fun.  Got to hang out with my sister and brother.  Sunday we did a walk in support of my friend who has cancer.  It was such a beautiful day and the event was early, so we had plenty of time to get some stuff done at home, including some planting in the garden.  I'm so glad the good weather is finally here.

 

My eating was less than stellar and I let myself have a few bites of the delicious cake we got for my son, that was worth it.  I tend to drink a little too much wine when my sister is in town, not that I was feeling badly, but those calories really add up.

 

So back on track today.  Cage tonight and I'll fit yoga in somewhere.

 

Yesterday my son said his stomach was feeling fine, finally.  Complaining again today, but at least he had a good weekend.

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Thanks, Jen.  I'm starting to wonder about that.  Two days in a row, lots of complaints in the morning.  Begging me to not make him go to school.  But he really seems to like school, has lots of good things to say about it, happy when he comes out at the end of the day.  I've asked if there's any problems at school, but he says no.  I really hate yelling, but I was yelling this morning just to get him moving.

 

Yoga Day 120  (5/4)

 

Cage was good last night, although my friend didn't make it due to an accident on the highway (she was not involved).  I'm not sure about tonight.  I have to stop at the grocery store.  I'm hoping to fit in a run and yoga, but it might end up just being yoga.  Just signed up for yoga class on Thursday.

 

Added some squash to my grocery list for starchy veg.  Sweet potato doesn't seem to be the best fit for me.

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Sorry about the yelling.  I hate when I do that!

 

It could still be anxiety even if he likes school and nothing is wrong.  It could just be that he's anxious to do well.  13yo's bff is like that.  He's obsessed with doing well in school.  And is terrified of getting sick.  Even though he's getting straight A's, he thinks if he gets sick and misses a day of school, he'll fail middle school then not get into top classes in high school and then not get into a good college and then not get a good job.  He works himself up into a tizzy over it, honestly believing that if he doesn't ace 7th grade, he'll be a failure for the rest of his life. His parents are working on that! :)  Anyway, it's something to watch.

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Jen - Thanks for the food for thought.  Something is definitely going on...  And it isn't like we have been letting him stay home, so he thinks he can say he has a stomach ache and get the day off.  I don't want him to have anxiety, but he is definitely the type of kid that can go into worst case scenario analysis.

 

Nadia - That is not the thing I want to have in common with you!  :P

 

Speaking of carbs (sort of), total hunger attack.  No carbs for breakfast the day after Cage is not working.  Just made some oatmeal because I am so hungry it hurts.  Hope this takes the edge off...

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