A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Stress less

Stress less has been part of my February Challenge. More strength training. Less stress.

I mean stressing less about what I am eating and what I am weighing.

Eat healthfully and mindfully without obsessing about calories or weight on the scale.

Of course, those things are important but they don't define me. I'm into this fitness thing for health and for that feeling of joy, of energy, of well being, of I can do anything!

Yesterday and today, I went for some new ways to approach workouts. I combined workouts.

Sunday I did Taebo Bootcamp Live ( 30 minutes) then added a 15 minute toning workout from Jazzercise, given to me by an older lady friend who was cleaning outher cupboards. Jazzercise made me think of you, Cindy!

Today, I did a 30 minute Taebo followed by the last 20 minutes of Turbo Jam's Punch Kick and Jam. capoeria and toning and working on form with a little tai chi stetch.

Injecting some fun and variety into my daily workouts.
P.S. Speaking of Jazzercise...Collage Video has two new Jazzercise workouts listed. Apart from the toning workout mentoned above, I've never done a Jazzercise workout. I'm tempted to add them to my birthday wish list of workout DVDs....


Julie said...

Love hearing about the new workouts that are out, thanks Leonie.
Funny...I think the 'peripherals' (stress, angst,frustration...etc) have been such huge obstacles in my life and I love the consciencious efforts that Cindy, you and I seem to be being led into...it's kind of empowering putting them in their place and letting them know who's boss.

I can't believe how good the schedule is working out...and God is amazing...started the whole 'get my life in order' thing last week...lost a kilo from the changes I made!...'things' happened yesterday that have led us to decide Joshua is going back to Homeschooling...got a late afternoon/evening job that is a breeze today! God was definitely getting me ready for buinsess! But because I had thought things through and put some necessary 'order'...its achievable!

Leonie said...

Wow, Julie, lots of change in your life! And you are right - working on fitness also means working on other things in our life.

A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Thought for the Day

"Good friends are good for your health."

~Irwin Sarason

"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy! And happy people just don't shoot their husbands!"

Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde