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Saturday, May 11, 2013



A few weeks ago, I realized that I was in a rut with my workouts. I've been doing DDP Yoga since last May, and although I still love the workout, I've become a bit TOO accustomed to it. It was getting too easy for me to "zone out" during the workout and just go through the motions. So I decided it was time for me to take a break from it, and look for a new workout.



So I started looking around for a new workout to do instead, and I mentioned to my hubby that I was going to put my DDP Yoga DVD's away for a month or so. He has always been super supportive of me on my journey to being as healthy as I can, but he was NOT very supportive of this decision. He was so sure that I was making a huge mistake, and we argued a bit about it. Finally I told him that its MY body and MY health, and I'm going to do whatever I want.

Anyway, around this time, a friend of mine went to a yard sale and found this stability ball workout DVD...


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I think she only paid a dollar for it...great bargain, huh? (How come I never find stuff like that at yard sales??) Anyway, she thought I would like it so she sent it to me. It has a 30 minute cardio section, and after watching the DVD I thought it looked fun...and challenging! So I decided that this would be my replacement for DDP Yoga.

*Other workouts I do;

Angie Miller Kettlebell Bootcamp 3X a week
My Fitness Coach for Wii daily
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I started doing my new stability ball workout at the beginning of this month. Well, the first time I did the cardio workout, it certainly WAS a challenge! I could barely get through 18 minutes before I'd have to pause and then finish it a bit later. It really gets my heart rate up! But I knew if I kept doing it, I would get better. And guess what? After less than two weeks of doing it, I'm able to do the whole 30 minutes! Wow, does it make me sweat! I love how it makes me have to push myself. I will continue to do this workout for another month or so, and then I'll go back to my DDP Yoga. (I miss it! But I know that taking a break from it is the right thing for me.)




Anyway, this month has been great and I am making progress! In just 11 days, my pants already feel a wee bit looser. Hubby has noticed, too! So now he admits that he was wrong, and I was right...I DID need to change things up for a bit.

So if you're in a rut and not feeling motivated, maybe you need to find a new workout too. It can't hurt to try, right? There are so many workout choices out there, so look for something that you enjoy and that challenges you. It might help you get your mojo back!




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PCASEY7 5/12/2013 10:51PM

    Great advice! Glad it worked for you.

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DESERTJULZ 5/12/2013 8:03PM

    Ch-Ch-Changes!

I love to change it up. Loving stability ball workouts right now, too. I'll switch to resistance bands, then switch to dumbbells.. changes are a necessity. :D

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PATRICIAANN46 5/12/2013 6:13PM

  Great advice Pixie............. emoticon

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    Variety - the spice of life. (or Spark)

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    emoticon Good for you!
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DIANNEMT 5/12/2013 3:43PM

    Garage sales can be AWESOME!

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KARRENLYNN 5/12/2013 2:58PM

    Good for you!! I glad you're making the changes you need to make and your making progress!!

Happy Mothers Day to you!
Karen

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SUZI98761 5/12/2013 1:19PM

  That's great advice! I'm excited about the idea that someday my workouts won't be as effective for me. Like your blog said, one day they will be the warmups!!!!

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GBSLIM 5/12/2013 1:19PM

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Glad hubby is back on board.
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MIMIDOT 5/12/2013 1:14PM

    Glad you found something that works for you. I like the stability ball too. Thanks for sharing.

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CHERIJ16 5/12/2013 1:09PM

    Thanks for the tip. You always have great advice. I love reading your blogs! emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 5/12/2013 12:59PM

    I understand the feeling because that is where we had gotten with our workouts. That and i burned myself out. I know you will be successful!

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BARBARASDIET 5/12/2013 12:26PM

    I just took a whole week off from all exercise because I was out of town. I think it is a good thing once in a while.

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GRIZ1GIRL 5/12/2013 12:14PM

    Whatever it takes--do it! Happy Mother's Day! :)

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NASFKAB 5/12/2013 12:13PM

  great pointing out CHANGE is the best way

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LESLIE2561 5/12/2013 11:55AM

    I'm glad the switch up is working for you. I was 6 minutes shy of my 90 minute goal late night so I turned on the radio and danced for 6 minutes before bed. What ever it takes to get the job done.

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SPARKBJOK 5/12/2013 11:54AM

    Great job!

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JSEATTLE 5/12/2013 11:46AM

  I find it necessary to change-up my workouts too. Thank you for the new workout dvd tips, always on the lookout for something FRESH!

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CICELY360 5/12/2013 11:15AM

  good blog

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GEORGE815 5/12/2013 11:04AM

    Glad you found something else to workout for. I am similarly in a rut. Haven't found that thing yet.

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NIKKIJ55 5/12/2013 10:59AM

    It's always great to change things up every once in a while. Good for the body and good for the soul!! emoticon

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ROSCOEKR 5/12/2013 10:50AM

    Great story, change is good.

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LYNCHD05 5/12/2013 10:21AM

    We always need to challenge ourselves or we are just wasting our time.

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    emoticon Trying something new can be so exciting! Enjoy

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PROVERBS31JULIA 5/12/2013 10:03AM

    Doesn't ddp yoga have different sets with different levels of intensity? Or do you own all the levels they offer?

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OFGREENGABLES 5/12/2013 9:55AM

    ah yes. change. must try this!

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BOSSONBABE 5/12/2013 9:54AM

    Glad to hear the change is working for you. I've checked out DDP yoga - I had never heard of it before reading about it on your blog and I think I'm going to purchase the program. Thanks for the update!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 5/12/2013 9:50AM

    Glad you got out of your rut. Great job on your pants getting looser. That must be quite nice. I feel like a rut lately myself. I still go for my walks, but I bought a 30 Day Shred Jillian Michaels DVD, now to wait for Monday to start it up. I think it might be what I need to get motivated again. Hope you have an awesome Sunday, and an awesome week.

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TERMITEMOM 5/12/2013 9:46AM

    Good suggestions. It is hard to change habits, but for exercise to be effective, it is a must. Thanks for the reminder!

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MERRYMERRY6 5/12/2013 9:45AM

    Great job, change can really give us a boost in body and spirit! emoticon

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SHERIO5 5/12/2013 9:44AM

    Sounds like it's working!!

Enjoy your day!

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