Today I woke up at 4 am, just in time to see my husband stop studying and come to bed. I tried not to wake him, but I had no intention of sleeping. Instead, I came up with a plan for the morning, which I wrote out while he slept. I would get up and dressed at 5:30, head to the garage and do yoga. I’ve found a podcast (from yogadownload.com) that talks me through yoga flows. I recommend it as more portable than a video, and since, when you’re moving around like that, you can’t easily watch a video anyway. I would then go for a walk to watch the sun rise, and maybe a run.
And that’s what I did (except I didn’t run because it’s too hilly. I’m considering going to my usual running place later today). While it was a bit of a struggle, and I didn’t finish the whole series of sun salutations, it felt really nice to have done yoga first thing. I stopped mostly because I didn’t want to miss the sunrise. At first the arrangement of clouds looked goofy, especially in that florescent coral color. I was able to get to the top of the hill in plenty of time to see the first rays of sunlight. I took tons of picture, most of which I’ll spare you from since they are pretty similar. Then suddenly I noticed that the morning sun was making me feel pretty! So I took some selfies. In most of them I look disgruntled because the sun was blinding me, but I managed to get one picture of myself that I can share. My hair had been in braid all night and I hadn’t yet bothered to brush it, so I had to shove it all to one side.
I saw two really large birds that I think might have been red tailed hawks, and I saw either three coyotes or one coyote three times. All in all, I would say that my experimental morning walk was a great success, and I hope I will continue to be tough enough to say goodbye to bed sheets and hello to sunshine and exercise.
My weight persists in remaining at 250 lbs. Some things are inevitable though, and I’m not bothered that my scale isn’t keeping up with the changes in the person that I am. I had a breakfast of oatmeal, pecans, peach, banana and raspberries, amounts in accordance with the 21 day fix plan. I have yet to try any of the 21 day fix workouts, since I am so happy with running (or extra slow jogging, as the case may be) and elliptical right now. What I need to start doing is start working my arms and strengthening my core. I’m also starting to try the social feature on Lose it, just to see what it’s like. So far so good. People seem to respond to comments pretty quick, although I see no opportunity for private chatting.