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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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    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, 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!
    1187 days ago
    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!

    1187 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/27/2013 12:09:40 PM
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