Saturday, August 22, 2015

30 Days of Yoga

The window for current walking over, I needed something new to do, that didn't involve going to ghetto gym. Because, I just can't.

I'd been thinking yoga, but none of the videos I have are beginner enough and doyogawithme was pretty unreliable. Casey to the rescue! He found Yoga With Adriene. I can cast from YouTube with Chromecast (which totally rules BTW). I'm not doing 30 days consecutively but I plan to do it a few times each week. I've done a couple of days so far and am really pleased. It's still free, and the production quality is great, just like the content. So far, so good.

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That's pretty much it, other than dog walking, for my fitness plan. Keeping it easy for now and I'm not sure if I'll go back to heavy lifting or not. Or much cardio. More fitness for the middle aged I guess.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday update

I just finished week 4 of AIP. I lost 1.6 this week bringing my 4-week AIP total to 13.6 pounds lost. Which is pretty good actually. Especially since I'm really doing this to help my allergies an asthma, not lose weight.

On that note, I'm 4 weeks without and asthma attack. This would be remarkable regardless of the pollen count but is especially notable since ours have been so high of late. My nose has been a little runnier than usual the last day or two but that could be because I had to switch preventative inhalers (screw you very much ACA). No sense of smell yet either.

I'm going to keep this up for a bit longer to see if time is the answer. I have a follow-up with my allergist on 9/11 and would like to see if my breathing tests look better now.

Anyway, other than a bit of inconvenience, I'm not having any trouble with the diet restrictions, and it's not hurting me in any way, I may as well keep it up.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Current walking

Only 4 more days in the summer that I get to do current walking here. I say this  every summer, but I should have made more time for this. For those who don't know current walking is simply walking in the lazy river. It's actually harder than it sounds, especially if you walk against the current. Casey and I usually go together and we can chat and enjoy the sun and water together.

Not sure what I'm going to do after Wednesday. Maybe yoga?

Friday, August 07, 2015

Friday Update

Oh hai!

I'm doing AIP again and I'm down 7.2 in two weeks. Go me. I'm not doing AIP to lose weight though, I'm doing it mainly for my allergies, anosmia and asthma. I haven't had an asthma attack since I started and my sense of smell (that I regained with my latest round of prednisone) hasn't completely gone away. I'm pretty happy with that. 

But still, losing weight is good too. I've got a couple of big events this fall that I wouldn't mind being less fat for.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Workout plan for the middle aged pt. 2

I decided to try some "easy" yoga this week. I say "easy" because it was still kinda hard for me. I've gotten so out of shape and weak.

I own several awesome yoga DVDs, but they're WAAAAAY above my current abilities. Fortunately, I found doyogawithme. The site has lots of free videos of various levels and lengths. The site relies on users to pay what they can in an effort to make yoga available to the masses. Kinda nice. Kinda stupid business model. Whatever. Yoga.

Soon, the pool will open again for current walking and I can do that. And I'm going to have my bike tuned up as well. Look at me go!

Friday, May 08, 2015

Friday update

Up .6 this week. I kind of expected a gain based on the last 2 awesome losses. I also didn't get as much sleep as the previous week and I'm pretty certain that's a factor.

Onto the next week.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Friday Update

Yes, I'm doing these again. Again. I seriously need to drop a few pounds. I'm hoping it will alleviate some back pain and make breathing easier.

Anyway, I was down 3 last week and 2.6 this week, simply by eating clean most days and catching up on sleep. (Note that I was on prednisone the whole time too.) I even had a few cocktails and some splurge meals in Las Vegas. I think sleep is the bigger factor. I usually average about 6 hours of sleep a night. This week I forced myself to be in bed by 8:30pm three nights in a row. I feel like it reset me or something. I don't think I'll be able to do that all the time; stuff needs to get done. But it certainly something  worth trying more often.