Monday, February 15, 2010

Days 30 and 31

First of all:        Happy New Year!!       Let's see what the year of the tiger brings.

Photo Credit: Wesley Hargrave, Daily Mail.

This is how PCPers look when doing frog jumps, I mean tiger jumps. And exactly like a tiger roar is how it sounds after a set of those!

Last Saturday it was snowing softly so we decided to take a walk in the woods. We walked for about 2 and a half hours up and down hills on soft snow. It was very cold and with heavy jackets and boots I felt that the exercise was intense. So I didn't jump that night and had just enough energy to do the rest of the workout, which is getting harder and harder.  I liked the new chest dips because apart from strength you need to find your balance. I couldn't do many of those dips....

Sunday I took my weekly picture, not much change but let me tell you that I am getting some muscles. It must have been after that night's work out, because today I have nice shoulders, they just popped up!

Now, Sundays I am very lazy. I wake up late, drink coffee slowly and read. That's why I wonder if there is a PCP brunch. Something so powerful that you can have breakfast, morning snack and lunch in one. Is there such a thing for lazy Sundays? Because after a late breakfast and a book so good, I was already late for lunch, and didn't have any snack the whole day. When it was time to work out I wasn't feeling the power. I jumped only 900 times and at the end of the exercises my legs and arms didn't want to respond.
After today's mail from Patrick I know that egg whites are a must and snacks are very important if I want to have a good work out.

The new diet is working fine on me. Now I get hungry in between meals and it feels easier to eat snacks.
My daily intake of egg whites is higher and there are less grams of carbohydrates, except at breakfast!!!
I think I'm getting faster at eating which is necessary to do all the other stuff of life.

What I haven't been able to do is yoga the way I wanted. I do some asanas after the workout but I don't feel like waking up much earlier to do an hour of  proper yoga before breakfast. I need to sleep, I enjoy my heavy sleep of these days. Maybe I should try harder to make time for the practice, push myself a little harder in that sense too. But sometimes I think I need to take it easy because to be honest I don't have lots and lots of energy yet. Perhaps in some more days I will be needing less sleep and being more efficient in the rest of daily duties and then, yoga will flow. 

Hope you have a nice Monday!!!


  1. Great tiger picture! Roaring and fierce... just like we PCPers are! :)

    I haven't done as much yoga either as I thought I would... the workouts take their toll on my body and my time and it just hasn't quite happened. But good for you for getting your sleep. That is definitely important too.

    Congrats on doing so well so far & cheers for the year of the tiger!

  2. Don't worry about letting the yoga slide for the next 60 days or so, when you come back to it it'll be better than ever!

  3. Happy New Year! I know it's difficult to give up the activities you like, but think of these three months as rehab for the parts of you that need strengthening. It will be worth the wait when you return to yoga as a PCP tigress! Have a great week!