April Showers…

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Happy Friday!

Only 1 more day til I get to see Leah! :)

Last night I spent a few hours working on Glo Bakery stuff and I needed a break from the computer! I told myself I would only do 5 mins. on the treadmill, and that turned into 30!

Last night’s workout:

  • 30 mins. treadmill
  • Incline 10%, speed 3.8 mph
  • Max Heart rate: 143 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 124 bpm
  • Feel the burn: 183 kcals

After my cardio I decided to hit the floor for some yoga poses!

I did the Camel Pose:

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As well as the Bow Pose:

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Taking pictures is a great way to see your form and where you need to improve!

Also:

I think my favourite pose out of all of the ones I have done so far is the Camel Pose. It just feels sooo good on the back!

I also discovered last night that I enjoy yoga much more when I am NOT following along with a DVD. Weird, huh? When I have poses to pick and choose from I enjoy it much more. I guess that is because I have more freedom to follow my heart instead of doing things that I may not enjoy.

Today’s Question: What is your favourite Yoga Pose? What is your least favourite?

I absolutely hated the downward facing dog when I started. I am slowly starting to like it more as I get more flexible. I still can’t put both feet on the ground though!

I do think I am getting more flexible slowly but surely though.

untitled51 thumb2   April Showers… Day 8 (April 3rd): I want you to try 3 Yoga poses from Yoga Journal. Extra bonus points if you have never done them before! Even if you despise the ground that yoga walks on I want you to give this challenge a shot. If anything it will be a great stretch that you normally wouldn’t have done!

Also pick 2 exercises featured on my post here and do 2 sets of each as many reps as you can do!

How is everyone doing with the OSG BBBC Challenge? Drop a line and let me know! Also, if you have any suggestions for daily challenges I would love to hear them!

fixups thumb1   April Showers… FYI: I have updated the nutritional information on all of my bars in Glo Bakery. The nutritional info is no longer in a link, but I included it directly on the page. I think it is better this way!

I’m off to try to make a Jocolat bar! :)

Also coming up today a chocolate cake made with…BEETS!

See you later!

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brandi April 3, 2009

i love camel pose, too!

I always feel weird in it, but “dead bug” pose feels so great on my hips.

I can’t wait to see the jocalat bar try!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 3, 2009

Dead bug pose??? haha I will have to look this one up!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 3, 2009
Erica April 3, 2009

It has been raining TONS here too! I am loving the BBBC! Its fun to have a few additional new exercises to add to my usual routine! I am def feeling changes in my tummy!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 3, 2009
TorontoGirloutWest April 3, 2009

lol Oh downward dog . . . I’m trying to convince myself that I’m getting closer to being able to put my heels on the ground.

In reality I’m not so sure! ;)

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VeggieGirl April 3, 2009

Sooo much rain here – I hope that the May flowers come soon.

**My favorite yoga pose = twisting half-moon

**Least favorite yoga pose = temple pose

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Becca A April 3, 2009

Pigeon pose without a doubt and down dog feels awesome after running.

I am not big on the warrior poses.

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Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 3, 2009

I’m not big on yoga, but when I do any of it, i LOVE the warrior poses.

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Wiggs (The Beholder) April 3, 2009

I guess I love child’s pose because I could take a nap in it. Other than that, (along with dancing and chocolate), I do not like Yoga. I also dislike downward dog because it hurts my swimmy shoulders. :(

Onto more positive things – not sure if you saw it, but last week I did a post on how my roll moved! (The title of the post is “Progress!!!”) When you started the BBBC challenge, I took it as my cue to intensify my attempts to get healthy and in-shape, so all of the challenges you’ve been posting have been a fabulous jumping-off point for me. I’m pretty sure I lost a pound this week. Woot!

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Lindsay April 3, 2009

I can’t for the life of me balance through the tree pose and feel awkard in downward dog… My favorite right now is the bow pose!

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Bec April 3, 2009

You seriously have the best Lulu stuff ever!!! I am always so jealous!

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Run sarah April 3, 2009

Love your Lulu jacket! I like downward dog the best..so does my Pomeranian.

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erinbee. April 3, 2009

my favorites are camel. pigeon. and wheel pose.

i absolutely loathe chair pose though. oy ve.

i cannot wait to see how your bars turn out. yay.

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Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now April 3, 2009

Why didn’t you stick your tongue out like the second photo??

I can’t wait to see you TOMORROW!!!!!!!

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Katie April 3, 2009

I think my favorite pose is Warrior II. It makes me feel strong and powerful.

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Christy April 3, 2009

Holy cow. You are too cute. I love the pics of you.

I can’t wait to hear about your visit with Leah…you are going to have so much fun. Take LOTS of pictures.

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BethAnn April 3, 2009

I love the pictures you post of the area around your house. It looks so beautiful! I am so jealous of all the wonderful looking hiking trails you have right around the corner from your condo. Lucky!

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