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Changing Things Up

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I had a day off on Monday and went to the gym for an 11am yoga class. It was supposed to be Ashtanga yoga, which is a more physical type. The instructor was out, and this sub was not an Ashtanga practitioner.

I was disappointed at first because I wanted something tough. But this instructor had us hold poses for a longer time than I would have preferred emoticon and it was a much tougher workout than I thought it would be! Being sore from an hourlong yoga class is a humble surprise for me.

I don't do much yoga -- I don't care for its "spirituality" -- but this was a good reminder for me to keep things fresh in my workouts. I do a variety of things every week, but they are the same variety every week!

How do you keep things interesting and keep your muscles guessing?
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DISCIPLINE_DOES 2/27/2013 4:08PM

    Holding some of those poses can be crazy hard!!! I don't know how you did it for an hour!!!

I'm a creature of habit, so once I do start working out, I stick with the same thing for a good while. But you can do different kinds of dance - belly dance, tap, ballroom, hip hop, whatever.

Boxing is supposed to be a phenomenal workout, if you have a gym near you that offers boxing lessons. Or there's rock climbing, rowing...my cousin swears by the bar method workouts.

Let us know what you find and how you like it! I have belly dancing and rock climbing as two of my weight loss goal rewards, and I'm so looking forward to both!

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ASTAPP21 2/27/2013 12:08PM

    No shame in being sore from yoga! I do yoga several times a week, including ashtanga and vinyasa, and have been in regular practice for several months. Last week I tried a new "cardio" yoga DVD and holy cow, my hamstrings and deltoids were sore for DAYS.

To keep things interesting, I use different cardio machines at the gym, go for walks, do SparkPeople videos, lift weights, walk, and do different styles of yoga, as mentioned. I'm excited for spring so I can start biking outside again!




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