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by Courtney on October 26, 2011

Boy, I’ll tell ya…this morning has been one of those mornings where I *really* need to keep looking for those little things. Technology and I are not exactly the best of friends so far today, so if you are actually reading this post, then that means we’re at least making progress. That being said, here’s the post that was supposed to go up this morning…only I had to re-type it and lost some of my photos from this morning, so it’s slightly different. Ok, here we go!

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Do you ever have those days where there is absolutely no workout that sounds appealing to you? Man, they are the pits!

This morning when I woke up, there really wasn’t anything in particular that came to mind, but I figured once I got dressed and started movin’, I’d eventually find my mojo…but no such luck.

I started and stopped two different videos from Exercise on Demand before finally deciding on these two:

I made it through these workouts fine, but I really wasn’t enjoying them like I usually do, which was sort f strange. Either way, I had already known that I wanted to incorporate some yoga today because HOLY MOLY are my muscles tight. Adding a second (or third) day of yoga every week wouldn’t be a bad idea, so hopefully I can get my act together and do that.

Actually, I was just recently sent a copy of this Yoga Bootcamp from Exercise TV to try out, so maybe I’ll give a few of these videos a go. Has anyone else tried any of these?

I know I’ve seen them available on Demand, but just haven’t checked them out yet. From the looks of it, it appears as though this DVD series has a 28-Day Plan similar to the 10lb. Slimdown Xtreme that I just finished up, but much less intense. I don’t think I’ll be committing to any challenges at the moment, but I’ll definitely give some of them a try!

Breakfast

Are you sick of looking at eggs and pumpkin gingerbread yet?

Well, sorry ’bout that, because I still have about 1/4 loaf of bread left, and I’m still just as much in love was I was a few days ago. Especially when it’s topped with cinnamon raisin peanut butter.

I give it until Friday before it’s demolished.

*Did you guys happen to notice today’s ketchup face? Originally, it was a scared face, but I think after my morning, it’s a good way of represetnting my feelings towards technology at the moment. Sheesh!

Alright, thanks for letting me vent a little bit about my technological issues today. Hey, sometimes we can’t win ‘em all, right? Luckily, one little positive in my morning came in the form of a nice, hot hazelnut coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. So I guess it hasn’t been allll bad. ;)

Questions for the Morning:

Do you incorporate yoga into your workout routine? If so, how often do you practice?

When was your last “run-in” with technology?

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1 Faith @ For the Health of It October 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

Ugh, technology can be so frustrating! I’ve been fighting with my phone lately. Time to upgrade as a Christmas present???

I don’t do yoga nearly as much as I should. I feel amazing after it! Maybe I’ll make it a goal to practice at home once-twice a week and then take a monthly unlimited pass once I’m done training for my 5k.
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2 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun October 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

I did catch the face and wondered if you did it on purpose for a “frustrated” face. Haha! Techonology – can’t live without it, but it can be such a PAIN!
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3 Meg October 26, 2011 at 11:04 am

I thought it was a frustrated face too!! I really wanna truy the pumpkin gingerbread now it looks so yummy!
I used to do yoga 3-4 times a week but my schedule lately has been so busy I can only do it 1-2.. but I want to get back into my groove because I lovveeeee it!
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4 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake October 26, 2011 at 11:04 am

I hate when I can’t decide what I want to do for my workout! I’ve done the start a video, stop a video thing quite often!
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5 Shanna, Like Banana October 26, 2011 at 11:06 am

You can always send me that last bit of pumpkin gingerbread if your readers are sick of it ;)

I may be an Aerospace Engineer, but there is a lot of technology that I’m a huge dummy with…if our internet goes out, I’m like a deer in headlights. I just sit and will it to come back =P
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6 Erika October 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

Hi Courtney!

Two things as a first time commenter:

Do people tell you, you look like Minka Kelly?

Where did you get that pumpkin stencil for the bat? or did you do it yourself?

Thanks

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7 Courtney October 26, 2011 at 11:34 am

Hi Erika!

I don’t think I’ve ever been told I look like Minka Kelly – but I certainly wouldn’t mind it!

And yes, I definitely used a stencil for my bat carving. I’d like to think I’m somewhat artsy, but I’m not THAT good! :)

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8 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 26, 2011 at 11:20 am

Love hearing your reviews of the Exercise OnDemand workouts – it helps me pick them when I need a quick workout! :)
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9 Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers October 26, 2011 at 11:21 am

I was hoping it was a ghoulish spooky egg ghost face.

I guess frustrated will work, too.
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10 Courtney October 26, 2011 at 11:33 am

That’s actually what it was supposed to be…I had another photo with a scary pumpkin-ghost statue behind it this morning ;)

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11 Mallory @ It's Only Life October 26, 2011 at 11:23 am

i never incorporate yoga. i just can’t stand it. (sorry to all you yogis out there). it bores me to death!
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12 Samantha October 26, 2011 at 11:26 am

I tried Power Yoga for Arms & Abs last week. It was a tough one my arms were killing me the next day!

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13 Courtney October 26, 2011 at 11:32 am

Ooooo, good to know!!

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14 Danielle @ Dish'n'dash October 26, 2011 at 11:26 am

Totally feeling you on the lack of workouts being appealing except that for me it has resulted in very few workouts over the past few weeks. Gotta get back into the habit!

My last run-in with technology took place last week when my darling cat knocked over a glass of water, which, of course, was sitting right beside my computer. While it was still working at that point, an hour later, it was no longer functional. After three days of letting it dry out, still no go and it is now being fixed – under warranty, thankfully!
Needless to say, my cat got the stink eye for a couple of days and I’ve learned to never leave unattended glasses of water by my computer again.
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15 Yaara October 26, 2011 at 11:47 am

OMG! yes–I totally agree with the above comment–you do look like Minka Kelly–a lot. I’m sorry things started out kind of icky today. I definitely had a morning like that myself–where nothing in my life seems to be going right. And–I totally have been there where I go through what workout I want to do and each one seems to not hit me. It gets better. Hopefully your day is going better already.

Yaara

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16 Tina October 26, 2011 at 11:52 am

I’m definately not sick of seeing the pumpkin gingerbread, but I do have a question…how are you able to be so good about not eating it all day long? When I bake I tend to pick on it all day and not have much control!
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17 Suzy October 26, 2011 at 11:55 am

I LOVE yoga. I do it at LEAST once a week. Sometimes it’s hard for me to get into it because I love fast paced cardio, but I always feel so much more relaxed after. I love the after feeling of it most. I’m a big fan of P90x’s Yoga disc & TurboFire 40 Minute Stretch which is essentially a yoga routine.

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18 Alexa @ Simple Eats October 26, 2011 at 11:59 am

So I made that bread on Monday night and I seriously can’t get enough of it. I also made it just for ME and it’s halfway gone. It’s so addicting!
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19 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life October 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I’m having my run in right now! I keep getting errors when trying to update my blog too! It’s just not our morning!
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20 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I was feeling exactly the same way yesterday – no workouts sounded appealing to me. When that happens, I usually just force myself to do a quick but intense circuit workout to get my blood pumpin’ or I give myself a rest day if I feel I really need it. Today I woke up feeling much more motivated and excited about my workout. I guess sometimes it just happens.

I honestly rarely do yoga. I’m just not a huge fan. I wish I enjoyed it more because I’m sure it’d be great for me. I think I should probably find a different type of yoga to try out… Maybe I just haven’t given it much of a chance.

I’m sorry about your technological issues! Recently I got a virus on my laptop, and I wanted to throw it across the room I was so frustrated! Technology can be such a bittersweet thing!
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21 Rachel @ Runner's Tales October 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I like to practice yoga at least twice a week. I really like to switch up what type I practice. Bikram (hot) yoga is usually a weekly constant but I also like to attend Restorative (Yin) and Vinyasa classes.
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22 Jess @ Jess Go Bananas October 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I did catch that face! LOL I only practice yoga once a week so far, but really want to practice at least one more time! I love it! :D
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23 Cara @ EAT.PRAY.RUN. October 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Good luck with our good friend technology today, it can be one of the most frustrating things because we seem so helpless against it!

Yoga – wish I could say I did it often, but I don’t. I had a month free at a yoga studio and loved it but between running and x-training I just can’t muster up the time!
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24 Lena @Fit on the Rocks October 26, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I need to start incorporating some sort of yoga because my muscles have been much tighter since I’ve started running. Problem is, I’m literally the least flexible person I know. I have run-ins with technology every single day because my work systems are so slowww and glitchy at times. They should be happy I haven’t gone Office Space on my computer yet :)
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25 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled October 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Yesterday I wrote a whole post and then when I published it, half of it disappeared. So frustrating since the second half took me longer to write than the first.
I keep trying to do yoga but find myself getting anxious and not relaxing. I’m a freak.
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26 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy" Girl October 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I’m not a yoga girl, so when I really don’t want to workout, I force myself to go to spin. It usually does the trick.

My work computer freezes every day at like 4:00. Yes, it makes me so happy. I think it’s trying to tell me to go home early :-)
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27 Hope October 26, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Technology is really annoying and frustrating! The last time I got annoyed was when my work computer lost all of my work that I was doing for an hour and half! Needless to say, I was ready to throw my computer our the window! ;)
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28 Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I love yoga–particularly Bethenny Frankel’s DVDs. I feel like that is a yoga-cop-out, but there is a real instructor there, too. Plus they’re a good workout AND Bethenny makes you laugh the entire time!

My last run-in with technology? I couldn’t get things to properly print for my law school applications. To say that I was freaking out is an understatement. Luckily, a very patient tech support guy helped me and it was all sorted out!
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29 Jen@FoodFamilyFitness October 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I love yoga, when I atually do it, but I need to incorporate more!
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30 Khushboo October 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Technology is in a world of its own! Yesterday for the longest time, Wordpress was giving me issues. Every time I tried to preview my post, I kept getting the message “sorry the page you are looking for cannot be found”…grrr!

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31 Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I WISH I had some of that bread right about NOW!

I have a love-hate relationship with technology….that is for sure! And BOY do I need to add some more yoga to my life….I need to de-stress and get some stretching in!! and stat.
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32 Ruthie Hart October 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

thanks to YOU I now incorporate yoga into my workout! I always hated the slow paced yoga classes at the gym and your Jillian workout dvd rocks!
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33 Shari @ The Daily Dish October 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

That yoga bootcamp sounds intense. I’d love to hear what you think of it. :)
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34 Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I’m forced to incorporate yoga because I teach it! haha but honestly, I don’t do it as often as I should..
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35 Amanda @ Fashionably Plate October 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Yoga is my go-to workout when I don’t feel like working out. I often end up doing it at least 3 times a week but only for about 20 minutes. The pumpkin gingerbread looks delicious!
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36 Shana October 26, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I did one of the bootcamp yoga workouts. I think it was the upper body one that the guy instructs. It was killer! There were moves in there that would take me years to be able to pull off. I’m not really interested in trying it again but only because I was frustrated that I couldn’t do all of the poses. I have three DVD’s by Ashley Turner that I love but I haven’t tried her bootcamp yoga because it seems like more of a relaxation/stretching yoga as opposed to a power yoga and I have been feeling the power yoga lately! Can’t wait to see what you think!
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37 Courtney October 26, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Awesome – thanks for the heads up on those! I’m planning on hopefully giving one of them a try this Friday

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38 Nancy (Beyoutiful Fitstyle) October 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Cinnamon raisin peanut butter? Really? I need that!
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39 Courtney October 26, 2011 at 10:02 pm

It’s AWESOME!

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40 Nancy (Beyoutiful Fitstyle) October 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I’m definitely searching for some now. Haha
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41 Shannon October 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Erika- I totally see that now! :)

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