What are you happy to leave behind in 2009? For me it’s 105 pounds! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010… What are you most looking forward to in the New Year?


I am happy to bring in the New Year 105 pounds lighter. 

A great  reason to celebrate by any measurement.

But my journey is not over just yet!

Starting back up Friday, January 1st., 2010 I am back on program 100%

My goal is 135 pounds – 20 more pounds to lose.

If you have a few or a lot to lose… join me on January 1st for motivation right here on my Blog “Its Melting Off” , where I will be blogging my day-to-day progress.

I will be using Medifast Meal Replacements on their 5&1 Meal Plan. That’s 5 meal replacements and one Lean Protein and Vegetable meal.

I am going to schedule time to stretch every day for 10 minutes. Yoga  and weight training twice a week and cardio at least 3 days a week for 20 to 30 minutes!

Sounds like a lot going on… and it is!  I’m worth the time, energy and effort.

So join me daily starting New Years Day for my first entry to a slimmer me.

My hope is you get excited and motivated to get moving and improve your health along with me! So come on….it’s going to be a great year and decade for all of us!

Joyce Blonskij, Take Shape for Life Client & Health Coach

For those of you who would like to try this program please give me a call at (916) 812-2378

Send me an e-mail at Joyce@Blonskij.com

All The Best To You In The New Year!


Some like it HOT! 105 degrees to be exact. HOT YOGA – Photos of my first time. I have to say… it’s a lot like golf. “It looks easy”

I stepped out of my comfort zone…

nervous and excited to give it a try… I set out this morning for my very first HOT YOGA class here in Folsom at Bikram Yoga.

Getting healthy and living an active lifestyle is very appealing to me. I knew this was a step in my journey. And something that I must do.

What made me most anxious was that it was going to last for

90 minutes!

Man-O-Man that seemed like a long time to do yoga!

As a newbee I wondered if I’d last that long… but I was willing and ready.

Heather was the class instructor.  She put me at ease right away. She said for the 2 first-timers, our goal is just to stay in the room for the entire 90 minutes.   Well heck, I can hang out for 90 minutes. No problem. I got it. I was feeling confident now.

It started out with everyone getting a floor space. Putting down a long skinny mat with a towel over it, facing the long wall of mirrors. Thinking back – I’m surprised we didn’t fog up the mirrors.  That would have been funny.

Hot Yoga...here I go.

Folsom Hot Yoga Sunday Class (916) 984-9000

I knew I was going to have to listen and focus if I was going to get into the pose. A couple were very easy, and a couple were pretty advanced. I realized that if I was going to eventually do some of the poses …I’d have to strengthen my core.  Something I definitely need to work on.

Hot Yoga Pose

It's a lot like Golf. It looks Easy.

Balance and focus were needed when we got to the one leg pose.  My right leg – could not stand still. My left leg, well have a look!

Hot Yoga Joyce on one foot.

Balance... Pretty Good for a first timer!

What struck me was the care Heather showed in this class towards the students and her knowledge to guide us verbally through multiple sequences of poses and rest. 

I completed the entire 90 minute class!

Heather My First Hot Yoga Instructor 11-15-09 Folsom CA

My 1st Hot Yoga Instructor, Heather

I feel a great sense of accomplishment.

…and enjoyed the experience!

 I was willing to take a risk today and try something new. I am so happy I did.  Getting healthy and living a full life means getting out of our comfort zone.

If you are in the Folsom Area, Karen Fitzpartick the owner of the Folsom Bikram Yoga is hosting a FREE Class this Thursday, Nov 19th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

If you want to try it out… I recommend it!

Call to RSVP for the FREE class because space is limited. (916) 984-9000

Bikram Yoga in Folsom is located at 1013 Riley St. Folsom, CA (next to kohl’s)

After My 1st Hot Yoga Class with Karen

Just completed my 1st Hot Yoga Class, with Karen Ernst

Comments and questions email me at Joyce@Blonskij.com