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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...


www.collagevideo.com/wor
kout-video/zone-pilates-ma
t-and-ball-workout-9421


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
and emoticon daily

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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GIRLINMOTION 5/12/2013 9:37AM

    Way to go!

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JERICHO1991 5/12/2013 9:24AM

    Thanks for the update, and good resolution with your husband.

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BRAVELUTE 5/12/2013 9:19AM

    I have my regular routine but try to alternate with other new fun things every other day. I guess my own brand of cross training. Would this work for you, alternating days between yoga, the new DVD, with experimenting with a completely different activity once a week?

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ANNASMOM12 5/12/2013 9:18AM

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SHOAPIE 5/12/2013 9:13AM

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INGMARIE 5/12/2013 9:12AM

    Great ,thanks for the tips, was told by Dr NO weights for at least a month
so cardio it is going to be more of . emoticon
I am going to dig thru my cd's now. tata.

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GINGERVISTA 5/12/2013 9:01AM

    I, too, can get in the exercise rut, so thanks for reminder.
And emoticon job! You rock!!!

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TPETRIE 5/12/2013 8:51AM

  Great blog. It is important to change things around. When we find something that works we often forget we need to change the routine. emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 5/12/2013 8:44AM

    good for you!

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MOMMY445 5/12/2013 8:30AM

    that is soo awesome!

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SHERYLP461 5/12/2013 8:27AM

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DJSHIP46 5/12/2013 8:26AM

    emoticon I knew you'd find just what you were looking for emoticon

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IDICEM 5/12/2013 8:16AM

  Great work, Pixie. And an added bonus of hearing your hubby say "You were right. I was wrong." lol

Have a fabulous day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JIBBIE49 5/12/2013 8:16AM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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BUFFALO63 5/12/2013 8:10AM

    Brilliant! It can be so hard to make changes but you were right!

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THEIS58 5/12/2013 8:02AM

    Awesome!

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GREENVALLEYS 5/12/2013 7:54AM

    Congratulations on your good decisions and efforts, I need to follow your example.
Happy Mothers Day. 

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KNYAGENYA 5/12/2013 7:52AM

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/12/2013 7:39AM

    Great blog! Very inspiring!!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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KAB7801 5/12/2013 7:38AM

    Great blog!
Get out of your routine!
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HAPPYMENOW58 5/12/2013 7:37AM

    Great job...You look awesome!

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BESSHAILE 5/12/2013 7:35AM

    There is no incentive like clothes that fit better and look better on you. Woo woo girlfriend. Glad you stuck to what your good inner self advised.

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CHERYLHURT 5/12/2013 7:20AM

  Great!

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GHOSTFLAMES 5/12/2013 6:37AM

    I USE IT AND LOVE IT THE DIG HATES IT.LOL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LILDOLLY 5/12/2013 6:31AM

    Thanks for the link to the stability ball video. I have been stuck at the same weight for a long time, and suspected I needed to change my workout. This one sounds perfect, I love Pilates and working with a stability ball. I've ordered it and can't wait to try it!
Keep up all your good work, it will pay off in the end!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/12/2013 6:25AM

    Great idea, great gift.

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MUSOLF6 5/12/2013 5:57AM

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DWSCHUYLER 5/12/2013 5:55AM

    You are so right! That's one thing I am good at - mixing things up. I know that I get bored very easily, so I have stuck to Wii and, some DVDs. It's like Christmas when I go to work out. What shall I do today? emoticon emoticon

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SHINYZALATA 5/12/2013 4:42AM

    You are sooo true thank you for sharing , Amazing how ur are honest with urself and taking action about it. Need to cahne my workouts too , will give those DVDS a try :D

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FISHINGLADY66 5/12/2013 4:30AM

    emoticon mixing things up is a great idea,

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WILSONWR 5/12/2013 4:11AM

    You are doing great! I think it's time I changed my routine...

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CYCLINGSANDY 5/12/2013 3:12AM

    Thanks for sharing about the kettle ball workout that you use. I bought a kb last week and now I know a workout to use with it.

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DALID414 5/12/2013 1:23AM

    Told ya he'd notice!

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SHANALFOSS 5/12/2013 12:55AM

    you are so right mixing things up is a great idea, Thanks for sharing
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ISABELLE31 5/12/2013 12:26AM

    Great post!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/11/2013 11:46PM

    You're doing great!

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AJDOVER1 5/11/2013 11:30PM

    Awesome. I know I'm in a rut, but I still haven't made a change. Thanks for this!

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FUNNYFLOWER1 5/11/2013 11:28PM

    What's that famous saying?? Variety is the spice of life...buy a jump rope...play frisbee golf, play golf...go for a bike ride, hike or a power walk....There are choices.... This is what makes life fun! I change my routine at least a couple times a month... Spin Class... Power pump... yoga Zumba...and so much more! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 5/11/2013 11:28PM

    Good for you Pixie! I'm glad you're making progress and that your DH can see that you're not giving back your progress and in fact are making more.

Happy Mothers Day!

Karen

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BLUEROSE73 5/11/2013 10:19PM

  I am glad you are not letting yourself get stuck in a rut. Keep up the hard work. You are doing great.

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YIWEN39 5/11/2013 9:50PM

    Sounds like a good plan to me ;-) Good luck with it!
All the best emoticon

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MICKEYH 5/11/2013 9:11PM

    emoticon Pixie !! Actual proof !! emoticon

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PAULA3420 5/11/2013 9:06PM

    So much emoticon wisdom and advice included here. I just LOVE IT! And, I must tell you how inspired I feel to mix things up and not be afraid of trying something new. I need to be reminded that I don't always need to bang my head against the wall to get results. Life can be fun at the same time I am doing something good for myself. YOU make this FUN emoticon
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 5/11/2013 9:02PM

    Great Job, Pixie!!! Keep up the great work!!!

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SLRASSLL 5/11/2013 8:32PM

    I know exactly what you are talking about. I was using my WII, Excerbeat, Boxersizing program and was ding 90 minutes a day but found it became to easy to go through the motions. I haven't used it in 6 months and have a variety of things to do in it's place instead. I miss it and feel more and more that I want to go back to it. The break was needed and I made progress with these other workouts so I know you are right that mixing it up is needed! emoticon

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LUVTOBOWL 5/11/2013 8:14PM

    emoticon Pixie!

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