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The Fit Empress: Updates from the Empire of Me!

1205068_SMJPGI’m back, and the Fit Empress has a new home!  Follow me as I move through my journey of fitness, life and fun.

I started this blog in November 2013 as a way to document my weight loss journey (still in progress).

Flash forward to July 2014 and here I am: Continue reading

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Getting ready for my Yin yoga workshop this weekend.  My goal is to keep my food intake pretty light and healthy.  Lots of water, firing up the NutriBullet for smoothies and exercise. 

I’ve stagnated in my weight loss the last few weeks, so my goal this week is to get things kickstarted again!

Heat, Juice and Balance

Hot Yoga = Amazing

I’ve been juicing today so I had to sit down a bit more than usual but class still felt wonderful. 

The juicing last week didn’t go too well, but I’m doing it again the next few days.  However, this time it’s more “primarily juicing.  I still eat solid food – light food as much as possible – but right now going cold turkey just makes me more stressed about food, and then I make some INSANELY bad food choices out of hunger.

Everything is about balance and doing what works for you while still being healthy.

This is my race (or yours) – no one else has to dictate what is right or wrong as long as you are doing what you know to be right for your body and to allow you to meet your long-term goals.

Sidenote: The shower after hot yoga class is the best ever!

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Some Like It Hot….

3rd Hot Yoga class today (I’m counting the Warm Yin yoga class I took on Tuesday) and it’s official – I love it.

Don’t get me wrong – it is killer and there are seconds I wonder what the hell I’m doing there, but I love it.  The heat, warm loose muscles, sweat and best stretching ever just does it for me.

Not to mention the shower you take afterwards – best feeling ever!

Now the black girl hair issue – well, I’m going to get my hair done tomorrow.  The sweat is no joke.  No chance of saving it.  I see some girls in there with their hair hanging down and I wonder how they can survive it.  I pull mine up and use a sweat wrap band – but that’s more out of habit than anything.

Hair aside – the feeling and flexibility of hot yoga is worth the hair repair afterward.  I strongly recommend it if you’re hesitant or nervous about taking a class.  Don’t be intimidated!

P.S.: Juicing is not my thing – I’ll do a more formal update but let’s just say I haven’t been able to stick to strictly juice – and upon further reflection, I think I’m okay with that.