I’m feeling feeling ready and confident enough to go to a yoga studio, but because I’m high risk and there’s a pandemic, my doctors don’t want me to go. It’s frustrating. I’m finally to the point where I’m comfortable enough to drive there and am reliable enough to make it to classes. Because of the pandemic though I’ll probably have to wait until next summer to start to go to yoga classes! It’s too bad because I’d really like to go to in person classes and get to know some local yogis.
One option that I do have is paddleboard yoga, which is outside obviously, meaning that it’s safer for me to go to. So I might try that. I’m going to ask my yoga instructor about it.
Yesterday we worked on balancing poses like Warrior 3 variations and the tree pose. It was kind of funny on tree pose because I was wearing really slippery leggings and my foot kept falling even though it’s usually a pose that I can hold. Next week I’m going to learn pilates with hand weights.
I’m also frustrating because for some reason I’m gaining weight again, despite intermittent fasting, reducing my calories, and exercising twice a day on most days. I’m assuming that there’s something going on with my health if I’m still gaining weight, or it’s one of my medications. I just got my thyroid checked yesterday so I should find out about that soon, and my cortisol test should also be coming back soon. It’s just worrisome that I’m still gaining weight.
I’ve also heard that Lyme Disease itself can cause unexplained weight gain, so that might be the explanation. Apparently in some people it can cause weight gain and in some weight loss. So this might just be something that I have to deal with. Luckily, I’ve only gained about 2 1/2 pounds, but the scale is going consistently up.
The other thing that I’m loving these days is the local centennial trail. It’s a wide, paved trail that goes through our town. There are multiple trailheads. It’s really good for Maggie because it’s so wide, and there are wading spots along it in a couple of creeks. So it’s nice. And, it’s flat, meaning that we don’t have to worry about overworking Maggie on it (puppies aren’t supposed to do a lot of uphill hiking). Last night we walked 2.1 miles on it with Maggie, which is the farthest that she has gone so far.
Here’s a picture of Maggie on her walk last night:
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