Sunday Updates

I’m excited because I leveled up in my Irish studies so I am on the step before the last level. I constantly say I haven’t learned much and my mother reminds me that I didn’t know anything when I started. I have learned; I guess I just thought by now I would know more. I don’t know anybody who speaks the language so it’s not as if I can talk with anybody in it.

In addition to leveling up with my language studies I finished the first draft to one of my books and worked on covers for other books. This is so much fun for me because I love the world of art.

All that goodness and I’m super excited about what?–The morning workout. I love working out so let’s just say working out is an art so I’m still in the same realm here ;).

Working out is such a great way to kick off any morning, but especially Sunday morning. Kicking the week off doing something healthy is another notch in “no excuses” wall that can, with hopes, keep the rest of the week on track too.

Stay Healthy

 

No Need To Sit

Yesterday I had to see to the lawn but the charger needed a break so while the lawnmower battery was charging, and I was tired of knitting, I decided to workout outdoors. Yes, there isn’t any privacy that way but I often hope people have a life and can mind their own business.

I get bored sitting so I got up and what started as pushups off the wall turned into lower body work, then yoga, more arm and back work, light walking on the path leading to the front door and more yoga again. As my braids fell down around my face I kept moving and it felt great–hot and sweaty but great still.

Getting up off my butt always feels good for me and sometimes I take a break from my writing work during the day just so I can do some yoga or some full cardio exercises even if I did them that morning. I’m a morning bird so I wake up working out.

How do you keep your energy up and your body moving during the day? Are you a seat of your pants workout person or do you structurally plot and plan every move? Whatever you do have fun, stay safe and as always…

Stay Healthy

Monday in August

Yoga really is a great way to get up and get started in the morning. Yoga not only stretches the body but it also can strengthen it. This morning was my break from the run/jog around the room and I did yoga for the total body routine, weight loss routine, slim waist routine and the flexibility routine. Forty minutes of workout felt refreshing upon completion.

If you are looking for something different to add to your usual workout routine or you just want to add yoga in for the day there are plenty of yoga videos online. I gravitate to Tara Stiles and her yoga routines but you can find so many that you can pick and choose which ones are best for you.

Don’t worry so much about balance. If you have difficulty you can keep a chair near that you can use for support or if you’re in your bedroom you can balance using the bed or dresser for support. I know when I hit a move that I feel a little wobbly in that day putting my fingertips on the bed on the side of me to stabilize myself really works.

Whatever your workout choice just remember to keep moving. If you are kind to your body it will try its best to be kind to you too.

Stay Healthy