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A Quick Update

It’s been a good week, but I’m excited that it’s Friday.  I have a busy weekend of fun things planned, and it will start with sushi and a hot tub/pool party with a few friends tonight.  There’s a lot more coming up, and I’m sure I’ll share more than anyone wants to know about it later. 😉

I’m enjoying making it through Bikram Yoga, and I noticed a distinct improvement in myself yesterday.  I was able to do a posture that I hadn’t been able to do previously, and it helped me push through the rest.  I also noticed that I’m exhausted when I’m done.

I typically exercise in the evenings, but I have been doing Bikram in the mornings.  I actually took a nap before class yesterday because there was no way I would have made it through a three hour lecture (no matter how interesting it was) without one.  I might try some evening classes next week, but maybe not.  I like getting it done early, and I’m guessing that my body will adjust if I keep doing it.

In giving Bikram an honest try, I’ve also imposed a cupcake ban in my kitchen that will last indefinitely. My plan is to refrain from eating one until my birthday because I’ve had too many bites and tastes recently.  After being asked to make them for some events, I figured I could do it without eating them, but that’s a lofty goal for someone who isn’t a sugar addict.  It was just silly for me to think that I could do it.  Even if I could, why should I torture myself?

I love to bake, and I’ll still do it.  That said, I’m going to stay away from baking cupcakes for the next month as I try to reform some of my habits.  I made a decision to work on making healthy food choices, and I’m feeling good about it.  My goal is to wait to step on the scale until my birthday, and at that point,  I hope to see some positive results.

I don’t really have anything else to share today.  I’m feeling a little giddy for reasons that I may or may not get into at some point later,  and I’m looking forward to the good things I mentioned.  Right now it’s time to sleep so I can be productive tomorrow.  (Have I mentioned that I’m exhausted?)

Until later, friends……





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  • Reply
    Rachael Mahoney
    June 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

    My daughter loves sushi. She could probably eat it every single day. I can tell you, it’s really hard to cook yummy, fattening goodies for other people then watch everyone else enjoy it. I’ve done it for my family and it always makes me a little grumpy, which is why I don’t do it that often anymore. I agree with you, instead of having the temptation dangling right under your nose, sometimes it’s just best to steer clear.

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    June 14, 2013 at 10:30 am

    rethinking and regrouping is right where i am at…..until later with our late night chats my friend….

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    June 14, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Yep, if they’re not in your kitchen, you can not eat them! Stay strong! Now I’m perusing your blog to find out exactly what Bikram yoga entails. If you haven’t described it anywhere else, how is it different from other kinds of yoga?

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    June 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I’m really proud of you Kenlie! I think it’s awesome that you’ve turned some of your recent emotional struggles into such positive endeavors! Regular yoga is something I’ve been afraid of for awhile (taking a class with other people, I mean), so Bikram Yoga is definitely out of my league until I get over my fear. Good for you for taking it on!!

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