I'm trying a lot of new things lately and Yoga is one of them. Well my version of it is what I'm trying. You see I don't like Yoga. I like cardio! Or should I say, I never did like Yoga. I've always liked cardio. If I'm going to work out, than I'm going to sweat, and move and feel it.
Last year I learned how strength training can help with endurance. For the last 1/2 Marathon I decided to give light weight training a try and couldn't believe the changes in my body shape.
So next up was the Wii Fit.. On a rainy day, I decided to try the Yoga moves.. Surprisingly, I was quite flexible and enjoyed attempting the balancing act. The longer I tried a move, the stronger I felt.
Moving on, I found some Pilates work outs... Holy Kale Bat Man... the ones I found kicked my hiney! Literally, you had to jump and kick your hiney.... I got bruises from Pilates. And I did Sweat. The work outs were good, but I wasn't feeling the calm stress relief that I normally feel after a work out.
So on my mission to shape, tone and feel relaxed at the end of a day, I gave some Yoga work outs on netflix a try. Wow wow wow... NOT what I remembered of yoga. I was moving, I was sore, and I was sweaty!
I felt the Yoga for like a week... every time I sneezed or coughed or sat down, OK you get the idea.
But I kept at it for just 10 or 20 minutes a day. A couple weeks in to this new routine, I'm feeling stronger, my balance and flexibility is getting better and I'm really relaxed (mostly)... So I'm Walking upwards of 5 miles several days a week (with tiny runs in there), bouncing on the trampoline (for another post), light weight lifting routines and Yoga! That has become my workouts lately. And I feel GREAT! Even lost a couple pounds. Who knew?
But I watched the video again and again... Someday I thought, I'll be able to do that... Then I realized I'll never know if I can't do it if I don't give it a try!
This is as far as I got, (and husband took a picture) ..Yes I'm seriously posting this picture for your humor purposes.
I held that spot for a good minute without falling or shaking, but couldn't get my legs up nor my arms to raise higher. BUT, it is a start right?
Some day, I will do that "SIMPLE" headstand... Yes Sirrree!