6.11.12 - 6.17.12
Week in Review:
Monday (ok), Thursday (rough), Friday (good), Saturday (better), Sunday (ok) - Ashtanga
Tuesday - Pilates (reformer)
continued improvement: so it’s NOT adding protein that helps, it’s adding more fruits and veggies! Continued with extra green smoothie servings this week. I also ate raw celery and grapes too.
My knee and hamstring/glut pain was MUCH improved. I didn’t have any extra protein anything which had only seemed to add weight. WOW! It’s incredible.
Moving should feel good - I believe that the body enjoys being physically active. I have always loved moving (walking, ballet, modern dance, yoga, pilates, etc.), so I feel that this ashtanga business has really thrown me for a loop.
One of my biggest goals since I began this practice is to enjoy the physical challenges presented throughout the entire class - difficulty is fine, but ultimately I try to find the relaxation - the letting go - within the postures. This is perhaps my greatest challenge at this point.
My biggest issues have been the pain and stiffness of various parts of my body. Some days I find that I can let go of gripping muscles better than on other days.
I long for consistency in this practice - consistency of letting go….