60 days down; only 30 to go.
why not finish what you started? For me, the results I have achieved so far are all I need to keep going, but here’s some tips for sticking out any program you start in 2013.
60 days down; only 30 to go.
Today’s workout is yoga. A lot of people avoid programs with yoga in them thinking that it is just a bunch of stretching and it isn’t in alignment with their goals of slimming down or bulking up. They envision something like this
not this (but I thought it was funny)
I looked up what yoga is. The word yoga means unite. To unite the body with mind and the mind with the soul. Yoga is an entire lifestyle philosophy which includes exercise as one part of it. Training your mind and body and connecting with your spirituality to achieve a balanced life are the main goals of the yoga lifestyle. Active forms of yoga that are included in many exercise programs, like P90X, improve strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina. Many people who do yoga say that it reduces anxiety and stress, improves mental clarity, and even helps them sleep better.
That’s what I read, this is what I know. During the first 30 days of P90X yoga was the most difficult of all of the exercises. I didn’t have the strength or the flexibility to do a lot of the poses. As I continue with the program I have noticed a tremendous difference in my strength and flexibility that carries over into my other training and has improved my running. Each time I push play on the YogaX dvd I am able to do more. The sense of accomplishment doing each exercise is incredible and gets my day off to a perfect start and I have so much fun doing it everyone wants to join in.
Are you looking for an exercise plan for the New Year? Here is a list of my favorite workouts from 2012.
The Best Cardio Workout – I know you’ve sung like no one was watching, but have you ever danced like no one was watching? Put on your favorite tunes and just go for it. It’s a great way to get your heart rate up, blast fat, build lean muscle, and burn 300-500 calories per hour.
The Best Ab Workout – laugh until it hurts. Not only is it good for your soul it is a great Ab workout. It can also improve your overall health.
The Best Workout to Tone Your Arms – whisk something up in the kitchen. Oh, feel the burn as you whisk away. Never mind the calories you will consume enjoying your creation. You’ve just worked on toning your arms and shoulders. Making dinner made #1 on the list of 10 things to do to drop 100 calories now.
The Best Workout to Tone Your Legs – I have 2 favorites for burning those leg muscles. Combine the two and you have a super leg workout that’s a lot of fun.
Put these two together and you have a muscle burning good time.
My three tips always for fueling your energy – free, fun, and friend. Find fun ways to get your heart rate up while spending time with friends and family this holiday and remember to make holiday gatherings are about the friends not the food. You won’t leave with any regrets!!!