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Michelle J. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
I have had four kids and gained allot of weight. 2 years ago I decided that I was tired of the way I looked and instead of wishing that something would miraculously happen or trying to accept myself as a fat woman, I got off my butt and learned to eat right and exercise. Now I am 80lbs lighter... Full Bio
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Summer 2009 Yoga Class Schedule by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise June 21st Sun Salutation is canceled due to family matters. Summer 2009 Yoga Schedule Sunrise Yoga Session 1 6 AM Tuesday/ Thursday at Mob ... Read on »
Pose of the Week – - Legs up the Wall by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Legs up the Wall pose is a restorative pose.  You can relax and enjoy this pose. Alignment Tips: Lay on your mat, lift both legs up to the sky.  Just like ther ... Read on »
Moon Salutation by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This week in class we did several variations of Moon Salutation.  I think that this one became the class favorite.  Enjoy the flowespecially tomorrow when the moon ... Read on »
Playlist for yoga class-4/27-4/30/09 by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Yoga Moods CD 1. Aureole ~ Jens Gad Prsents 2. Swan ~ Altea W. 3. Staraja Ladoga ~ Achillea 4. Cape Porcupine ~ Achillea 5. Odin’s Hill ~ Achillea ... Read on »
Pose of the Week- Warrior I by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The last week in April we did several Warrior I poses. Alignment Tips: Feet/Legs: The goal is to have both feet facing forward.  Keeping that in mind, let’s ta ... Read on »
Yoga Class 2 Beginners by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Song Artist Guru Ram Das                      Singh Kaur Chance                                   Ken Block Shooting Star                      Wideaw ... Read on »
Pose of the week–Airplane by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This week in class we did Airplane Pose. Alignment Tips In this pose it is best to start in Mountain Pose, inhale  as you lift your arms over head.  Exhale as ... Read on »
My Calorie Counter-Diet Power by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Well it happened to me.  I thought that working out would be all I needed to maintain my weight.  Working out alone is not what helps keep the weight off.  I say with ce ... Read on »
Gentle Sun Salutaion A Half Series by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise If you are a new to yoga and find the full Sun Salutation a bit hard to do, try this one. 1. Child Pose This is a relaxing pose.  Allow your forehead to rest o ... Read on »
Sun Salutation A Challenge by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This post is for all my yoga students, or soon to be yoga students.  Classes start right after Easter so remember to call the Chamber to register. I am asking ... Read on »
I have now been 40 for 24 days. ... by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I have now been 40 for 24 days.  When people look at me I want them to say, “40—NO WAY!”  So here is my workout plan.  I will be listing them daily, except for the days ... Read on »
I enjoy working out in the morni... by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I enjoy working out in the mornings, yet Saturdays are hard for me to get out of bed.  I rolled out of bed close to 9am and finally made it to the gym close to 10am.  Th ... Read on »
It is the weekend and my workout... by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise It is the weekend and my workout schedule is more causual than during the week.  I went to the gym after church so I had make-up on.  I hate going to the gym with make-u ... Read on »
This song has been haunting me a... by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This song has been haunting me all weekend.  I can’t stop listening to it.  So I thought I would put it on the site. Please share you thought on what the song me ... Read on »
Today I was a baby and did not w... by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Today I was a baby and did not workout.  I didn’t set my alarm last night because I was pooped from a long stressful day of shopping and trying to  maximize my shopping ... Read on »
OK, OK—-I didn’t workout again. ... by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise OK, OK—-I didn’t workout again.  It is not like me to not workout.  I haven’t been to the gym since Sunday—that is 3 days off.  I can feel the fat just growing.  Guilt i ... Read on »
Yeah!  I did it and I feel great... by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Yeah!  I did it and I feel great!  There is nothing better than the feeling of a good workout.  I burned 1040 calories in 1 hour 22 minutes.  Whooo Hooooo!  Here is what ... Read on »
I did these, but instead of a du... by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I did these, but instead of a dumbbell I held both hands on a 3 pound weighted ball. Read on »
Last night I had trouble falling... by Michelle J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Last night I had trouble falling asleep. It was after midnight when my body finally felt relaxed enough to sleep.  This happens to me on occasion.  It usually lasts up t ... Read on »