Oct 232017

I seem destined to a few times a week routine at the moment. I am not going to complain about that as it is definitely better than nothing at all. πŸ˜€

Monday (Oct 16)

  • Meditation 16 minutes
  • Vjnana Manual Monday practice (25mins)

Tuesday (Oct 17)

  • Mindfulness reading (15mins)

Thursday (Oct 19)

  • Meditation (Sam Harris on YouTube) 30 minutes
  • Yoga (30mins)

Friday (Oct 20)

  • Meditation (11mins)

Hopefully I will find a more stable routine in the week to come.

~T πŸ˜€

Oct 162017

Well, this week turned out a little bit better than last. I can definitely feel the difference, so that is good news! πŸ˜€

Tuesday (Oct 10)

  • Meditation for 30minutes
  • Vjnana Manual Sunday practice (40mins)

Wednesday (Oct 11)

  • Mindfulness Reading for 20minutes

Thursday (Oct 12)

  • Meditation for 12minutes
  • Free practice (20mins)

Friday (Oct 13)

  • Meditation for 26minutes
  • Vjnana Manual Friday practice (34mins)

~T πŸ˜€

Oct 102017

Well, it has indeed been a while since I last posted This Week’s Workouts as I have been rather sporadic in my workout routine. Also, not having a gym makes it more challenging. Although I do tend to walk quite a bit every day, this maintains my weight but does not do much for tone or my idea of ‘fitness’.

Therefore, as I set out to do early last week, I have gone back to meditating and doing yoga regularly. With a slight hiatus starting early for the long weekend, I did manage to get myself onto the mat a few times.

So, here’s what I did last week, so technically this is a LWWs post. πŸ˜›

Monday (Oct 3)

  • Meditation for 15 minutes
  • Vjnana Manual Monday practice (35mins)

Tuesday (Oct 4)

  • Meditation for 20 minutes (Tara Brach)
  • Vjnana Manual Tuesday practice (25mins)

Wednesday (Oct 5)

  • Meditation for 22 minutes (Tara Brach)
  • Vjnana Manual Wednesday practice (35mins)

I am satisfied with the start at least! πŸ˜€

~T πŸ˜€

Jul 292017


July 23rd (Sunday)

  • 58:52 5.21km on treadmill

July 24th (Monday)

– Treadmills were all taken due to some maintenance in the gyms, so had to do a short 20' workout

  • 60 30kg total abdominal crunch
  • 40 back crunches
  • 20 4kg tricep curls (each side)
  • 12 4kg bicep curls (each side)
  • 30 20kg chest press machine

July 25th (Tuesday)

  • recovery from sore heel

July 26th (Wednesday)

  • 46:43 4km on treadmill

July 27th (Thursday) – July 28th (Friday)

  • Rest days

July 29th (Saturday)

  • 39:06 3.06km on treadmill
Jul 262017

It has been years since I wore proper trainers/sneakers to work out in. Ever since I discovered Vibram Five Fingers, I never really looked back.

My love for these kind of shoes started with my love for what I call ‘toe-socks’ which are popular in Japan. I still wear them around the house or especially on flights as it helps my feet. They are also great for yoga to train the toes to open out wide giving a nice base for your feet.

However, there are times when my heels start to hurt as I tend to be a heel-toe walker rather than the other way around. Therefore, not having enough support/cushion can leave it bruised or sore.

Participating in the MRTTAD Summer Challenge where we are in teams to try to see how many kilometers we can get in has been a challenge indeed. First, I had stress. Then, I got sick. This week I finally got back to it, but then hurt my heel….

So…I had been contemplating going back to ‘normal’ shoes again especially since we are likely moving to a country where I’ll have to actually put coverings on my feet. This seemed like a good time to take the plunge.

Determined not to spend too much on some new runners, I went shopping yesterday with only a set amount of money in my wallet. In short time, I found these lovely Adidas for just the right price!

They have been given a go today, so will see how my heel feels tomorrow, but overall, I am happy with my purchase. Still, it is going to take a bit to get used to wearing coverings on my feet again! πŸ˜‰

~T πŸ˜€

Jun 242017

JuneΒ 18th (Sunday)

  • 60β€² Private yoga session

June 19th (Monday)

  • 20’29” 2km walk/run on treadmill
  • 2’18” plank regular and elbow

June 20th (Tuesday)

~wasn’t feeling well last night so had someone sub my yoga class and decided to just do a nice ‘leisurely walk’ today just to ensure that I reignite the habit of getting to the gym every day. Hoping to be back to normal soon – feel better than yesterday so far….

  • 33’05” 3.07 walk on treadmill

June 21st -23rd (Wednesday -Friday)

  • Chaos….

June 24th (Saturday)

  • 33’36” 3.12km walk on treadmill
Jun 172017

Last Saturday I was not quite as warmed up as I should have been doing our practical yoga exam. We did things a bit quicker than normal to save on time. Unfortunately, I did not also apply this to pushing myself a bit less knowing that injury was possible….

So, we were nearly finished when we went into upavistha konasana (seated wide legged stretch) when I felt something in my glutes pop. It made a sound much like knuckles cracking. At first it felt kind of good as if something had been released. For most of the morning I felt fine. By the time I got home in the afternoon I was limping and sore. An ice pack helped and I thought I would be okay.

However, I have still had yoga sessions this week when I seem to re-injure the glute with a forward fold… πŸ™ On top of that, to compensate for the pain on the right glute, my left lower back has started to hurt as I am obviously off balance a bit now. So…that’s annoying, but I managed to get through the week anyway.

Instead of the gym – which I am going to get back to as soon as I’m healed up as I have agreed to do a July MRTTAD challenge with a team – I attempted planking…. πŸ˜›

JuneΒ 11th (Sunday)

  • 60β€² Private yoga session

June 12th (Monday)

  • 3’05” plank
  • 60β€² Wellness Yoga

June 13th (Tuesday)

  • 60β€² Private yoga session

June 14th (Wednesday)

  • 60β€² Private yoga session

June 15thΒ (Thursday)

  • 2’30” plank – been a bit lazy with my bum and back pains….

June 16th (Friday)

  • 60β€² Private yoga session

June 17th (Saturday)

  • Rest

So, not really great, but better than nothing I say! Just another week or so of the regular yoga sessions until I have a month off. Then, it’ll be time to hit the gym and reassess my schedule a bit. πŸ˜‰

~T πŸ˜€

Jun 102017

After a week and weekend of overdoing the TV time, I think that it is necessary to have an upping on my working out even if that means a lot of yoga! By the end of this week, I will have completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course making me a full-fledged RYS-500 yoga instructor!!!

June 4th (Sunday)

  • 60β€² yoga practice with meditation
  • 60β€² Ladies Wellness Yoga
  • 60β€² Private yoga session

June 5th (Monday)

  • 30β€² light yoga practice with meditation
  • 60β€² Ladies Wellness Yoga

June 6th (Tuesday)

  • Rest day

June 7th (Wednesday)

  • 30β€² light yoga practice with meditation
  • 60β€² Private yoga session

June 8th (Thursday)

  • Rest 

June 9th (Friday)

  • 60β€² Private yoga session
  • 60′ Private yoga session 

June 10th (Saturday)

  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Exam Day!!
Jun 032017

Starting the week as the beginning of Ramadan and a good opportunity to use it as a way of getting myself back into regular practice for myself even if it is a short session. I need to get my meditating on too, so will see how we go this week.

May 28th (Sunday)

  • 35′ light yoga practice with meditation

May 29th (Monday)

  • 30′ light yoga practice with meditation
  • 60′ Ladies Wellness Yoga
  • 60′ Private yoga session

May 30th (Tuesday)

  • Couch potato day…. 😐

May 31st (Wednesday)

  • 30′ light yoga practice with meditation
  • 60′ Men’s Wellness Yoga

June 1st (Thursday)

  • 60′ Private yoga session

June 2nd (Friday)

  • Rest day

June 3rd (Saturday)

  • 60′ Private yoga session
May 272017

My workouts are still stagnant. I need to get myself moving or at the very least outside in the sun. I will aim to do more of that this week since my schedule is (fortunately or not) freeing up. For this week, I managed:

May 21st (Sunday)

  • 60′ Ladies’ Wellness Yoga

May 22nd (Monday)

  • 60′ Ladies Wellness Yoga

May 23rd (Tuesday)

  • 60′ Private yoga session

May 24th (Wednesday)

  • 60′ Men’s Wellness Yoga

May 25th (Thursday)

  • Poolside

May 26th -27th (Friday – Saturday)

  • Rest

There is a small chance that I will do some yoga later or even the gym, but it is small for the weekend. Likely, I will make it up this week as I try to regulate the working out or perhaps just let my brain accept that this amount of yoga is enough…. πŸ˜›

Until then,

~T πŸ˜€