GL Gets Fit #101 {posing}

Keep going!: Hi Loves!  This past week has been pretty good.  Although – I’m not going to lie, its also been leaving me sore!  I’m doing a 30 day challenge focusing on my gut and my butt!  My legs are angry!  I remember why I hate lunges and my thighs remind me after every one! However – I might be crazy but after 11 days they feel a little more toned.  If I’m successful in completing the challenge I’ll share it at the end and let you know how it went. Continue reading

GL Gets Fit #100 {new challenges}

Quote of the Week 'Yoga Is About Getting Your Ass Out of Your Head': Hi Loves!  My 100th GL Gets Fit post?!  Wow!!  I’m so happy I’ve kept these up, its fun for me to go back and read old posts and see how far I’ve come and how far I have to go.

Confession – I took a serious break from yoga.  Like 2 months.  I wasn’t losing weight so I thought I’d up my steps and miles and see where that took me.  Well… not really much farther than I was before I started.  Except eating poorly and gaining about 6 pounds.😦 Truth.  In July I’m taking things back to basics.  I’m attempting to do 30 days of yoga and a basic 30 day challenge.  I’ll let you know how those go.  So far – I’m keeping up on them but its also only the 5th!:)  I’d share but I don’t want to jinx my momentum at the moment!

What I can tell you is while I can still hold poses – they are much harder than they were a few months ago.  That alone has me pumped to get back in to holding poses that were so easy for me in the past.  My 30 day challenge focuses on thigh and butt muscles and holy crap my legs have been angry.  Thank god today is a rest day for that and yoga actually seems to help me loosen the muscles up.

Stats this week – (Starting in July)

  • July 1 – 4
    • 4 Challenge Days Complete
    • 4 Days of Yoga Complete
    • Gain of 1 more pound
  • Goals (July 5 – 11)
    • Complete 7 days of Challenge Tasks
    • Do 7 days of yoga
    • Eat Smart
    • Drink more water

Until next week my lovely friends – I hope its a good one!

 

GL Gets Fit #99 {bliss}

Silence, meditation, God in stillness: This week’s quote is hard to read.  It says:

“It is in the sill silence of nature where one will find true bliss.”

So true.  The past few months I’ve felt scattered.  My mind has been all over the place. My weight has been as well. Things happening in the background with friends and family that have kept me worrying.  But on my last true day of vacation – we stumbled across the lake that none of us had been to.  It was a cool evening, the water was peaceful, and the view was just so serene.  You know I took a ton of pictures but they don’t do it justice other than trying to capture a moment. Continue reading

GL Gets Fit #98 {6 miles?!}

#yoga #yogainspiration: Hi Loves!  This was an interesting week for me.  I had two days where I failed – I did not meet my 7000 step minimum goal.  I was going through a stressful day Thursday combined with a late evening with friends and I just didn’t feel up to pushing myself to walk an extra 3000 steps before I crashed.  The next day – was also a rough day.  I made it to over 6000 steps so I was closer but just didn’t have the umph to keep going.

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GL Gets Fit #97 {10K and exhausted}

This is so true! I often say, "I don't eat that." Before, I used to say, "I can't have that." and it really makes a huge difference.: Hi Loves!  I had an intense week.  I drove back home Thursday to spend 11 hours standing Friday helping make potato dumplings.  95lbs of mashed potatoes, and 950 dumplings later… this girl was toast.  Oh and the plantar fasciitis is was really pissed off in my left foot.  On the bright side – I crossed 10,000 steps Friday.  However since I wasn’t covering much ground my miles show it. Continue reading

GL Gets Fit #96 {just 100 more steps}

(Especially important to remember when working with young students!) 20 Motivational Quotes to Start Your WeekHi Loves!  Progress is progress right?!  Last night I wanted to reach my goal of 7000 steps, but I thought, I’ll watch the end of whatever is on tv while I walk.  Then I hit 7700 and I thought hmm… a bit longer and I’ll hit 8000, then 8500, and I finally stopped last night at 9000.  Just a few more steps I kept thinking… and I did it before I knew it. Continue reading