weight loss

10 Thoughts That Cross My Mind In Yoga Class

I've mentioned this before but I've made an effort to reinvigorate my yoga practice. And by reinvigorate, I mean restart, because since early last summer, I've been all spin. all the time. So I know you're supposed to stay present in yoga, but frankly, I have to let my mind wander just to distract myself from how much pain I'm in. And while I let my mind wander, here are some of things that cross my mind:

1. I really hope we start off laying down

2. Wow. I really need a pedicure. When did my feet start looking like that?!

3. Unngghhh. Damn pushups… Is it too soon to be in child's pose?

4. ooooh, that twist feels good

5. ouch ouch ouch

6. When did I lose all my flexibility?!

7. Why did I buy a polka-dot mat? Its making me dizzy

8. Oooh, that's a pretty tattoo. Should I get another foot tattoo? Is that stupid? What would I get?

9. ahhhhh savasana….

10. What do you mean wiggle your fingers? Can't I just lay here a little longer?

I'm not gonna lie, these first few classes back have been rough: I feel like I've been hit by a truck because my muscles are so sore, but I always sleep so soundly after a class! I'm really looking forward to building strength as I continue this practice this year-- I'd LOVE to be able to do a handstand going into 2017!! Will I make it? I'll keep you posted!

XO

Photo credit: @yoga_girl on Instagram! 

Photo credit: @yoga_girl on Instagram! 

 

 

 

Weekly Weigh In and my favorite Oscar Dresses

Ugh. This week's weigh in is disappointing, and I'm blaming it partially on Suzanne and her sugar-filled Oscar's Red Carpet party. I really ate an obscene amount of hot fries, brown butter rice krispie treats and sour patch kids, and consequently, the scale came in at 150.0 lbs this morning. Woof. Although nothing some serious water, green tea, clean eating and a workout can't fix. The lesson here is: an unhealthy night can cause a weight swing of 2-4 lbs, but its nothing to worry about as long as you account for it in the days that follow.

Anyway, the goal of last night's party was to discuss the Red Carpet, and these were my top 2 dresses:


(pics via Just Jared)


I also really loved Kerry Washington's dress, but in retrospect, I do agree with other commenters that the bottom of her dress needed a good steaming.

Any thoughts on Oscar fashions?

Weigh In and Brunching at Cleveland Museum of Art

So when I first posted my weight loss strategies, little did I know that dry January would be the hardest of all. Not surprising I guess, when one is invited to a FABULOUS Blogger Brunch at Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and such brunch features a heaping table of french pastries and lump crab quiche. Did I mention mimosas?



Lump Crab quiche

Brunch temptations not withstanding, this week I weighed in at 148.6 lbs, finally past the 150 lb barrier!!

Getting back to the brunch: a bunch of my friends (who also happen to be fellow bloggers) were invited to a spend a lovely afternoon at the Cleveland Museum of Art-- brunch was followed by a screening of Mademoiselle C, the oh-so-chic documentary featuring Carine Roitfeld and her foray into publishing her very own CR Fashion Book

If you're not familiar with Ms. Roitfeld, she is the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, known for her oh-so-casually-perfect-smoky-eye, and unique "burgeois-slut" styling (P.S. I called dibs on using burgeois slut in my recap). Its a fascinating documentary-- a behind the scenes look at what it means to be one of the most respected women in fashion, similar to The September Issue, but different, because, well, Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld are very unique people! 

You can watch the first 5 minutes here….





 Documentary insights aside, it was also the first time I had watched a movie at the Cleveland Museum of Art; in fact, until yesterday, I had no idea that the Museum offers regular screenings of some very unique films! You may view the schedule of upcoming films here.  Spring is still a little while away, and an afternoon at the Museum really is the perfect prescription to the winter blues!! Hope I see you there!!!