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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
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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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MARINEMAMA 5/11/2013 8:06PM

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BARBANNA 5/11/2013 8:03PM

    You are truly rock hard tough! Glad you pulled out of the rut! You are doing great!
Glad the program is working! All it takes is a lot of perseverance. The support on SP is overwhelming and that keep us going. I tend to do elliptical, strengthening and then stretch but add more weights and change the routine. This week I decided to use a Windsor Pilates tape I bought at a money raiser for my daughters school. It was awesome. It's in the VHS format so that tells you how old it is but it's outstanding. It's great to go out of your comfort zone and do something different. I sailed all day today and that was a challenge as well.

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LINDAK25 5/11/2013 7:58PM

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 5/11/2013 7:28PM

    emoticon emoticon job of recognizing and finding a solution to a challenge. The illustrations always add emphasis to your blogs. emoticon

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COOKIE_AT_51 5/11/2013 6:56PM

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MY4KIDDOS 5/11/2013 6:50PM

    Great Job!!! You are such an inspiration!!

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FOXFIRENDTS 5/11/2013 6:48PM

    emoticon I can always use a new workout and finding the time is my biggest issue, but I am ispired to try! Thanks for sharing.

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CHERYL_ANNE 5/11/2013 6:26PM

    So pleased for you!
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KITT52 5/11/2013 6:01PM

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Have healthy and Happy Mothers day

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4RASCALS 5/11/2013 5:46PM

    Sounds like your stability ball routine is the change you needed. emoticon on the NSV of looser pants. Way to go Pixie.

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CHIRPGIRL 5/11/2013 5:45PM

    Serendipity! I was speaking with a friend yesterday, who happens to be a fitness guru, about my motivation slump and weight plateau. He gave me this exact same advice --
change it up!

I love when someone writes a blog that confirms, supports, and/or addresses an issue that is on my mind at that very moment in time! How does that happen??? emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 5/11/2013 5:42PM

    Well done! Keep up the great work and keep letting us know about your progress. You inspire so many of us to get up and get going.
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IAMTOLOSE 5/11/2013 5:26PM

    Way to go! Proud of your efforts.

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/11/2013 5:08PM

    Enjoy your new workout! Think how pleased your body is going to be with this change!!

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STAREYES723 5/11/2013 4:54PM

    That's great. I too wish I could find great deals like that. Glad the change seems to be helping

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SCOUTMOM715 5/11/2013 4:51PM

    emoticon It's great to change things up a bit & keep the body & muscles guessing!! Keep it up!! You're doing emoticon emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 5/11/2013 4:35PM

    I was in a rut for awhile too & I felt like I needed a change. I did Pilates for the first time last week & loved it. Boy was I sore for a few days, though. It's good to change things up too so that you don't hit a plateau.

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MADLYINLOVE 5/11/2013 4:29PM

    Great job Pixie!
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MANDELOVICH 5/11/2013 4:28PM

    Woohoo

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POUNDSAWAY73 5/11/2013 4:26PM

  What great progress you're making!! It is always good to change your exercise routine because your body adjusts to it after awhile. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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OOPSIEDAYZ45 5/11/2013 4:25PM

    I'm so glad you are making progres. I love changing up my workout routine. It keeps me from feeling like I'm in a rut. emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 5/11/2013 4:22PM

    Good to hear you're making progress!

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SPARKFRAN514 5/11/2013 4:07PM

    emoticon for the great idea we all need a change in what we do for our work out but sometimes just need to be pushed to do it. emoticon

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FIFIFRIZZLE 5/11/2013 4:04PM

    Great reminder Pixie, I am tweaking my workouts too, not quite getting enough out of them, even two hours of Zumba isn't enough push at the moment. I'm adding more sessions and thinking I might try mixing it up by doing some sessions shorter and more hard out...
Keep on rocking your workouts.
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MATTEROFHEART 5/11/2013 3:58PM

    Great job, Pixie!!!

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CAROLYN0107 5/11/2013 3:56PM

    I am not making progress at all. I'm quite sure that I will be dropping out of the Last Man Standing contest tomorrow morning when I weigh in. I'm going to tweak my Sparking some.... and have stopped being Co-Leader of the Tortoises Unite team. My health requires that I lose weight. High Blood presure mostly. I bought a stability ball and shipped it to Africa. After reading your blog.... it reminds me that I should actually blow up that ball!!! My right knee is really painful with arthritis this past week. It makes it harder to take walks since I'm not that stable with my broken then repaired left knee/leg. I have been mostly sedentary for about a month. Just having a hard time with both eating and exercising. I am in a rut.


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I love the word PROGRESS!!

Those pants will be falling off soon!!

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REGILIEH 5/11/2013 3:51PM

    I have to hange up a lot or I just get bored. Thanks for sharing your new one as now I must get it and try it.

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KARENLEIGH32 5/11/2013 3:46PM

    I'm glad that you have found something that works for you!

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LAILATN 5/11/2013 3:44PM

    Wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!
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SNOWYOGA 5/11/2013 3:40PM

    I'm really glad that it's going good for you, and now we should all keep your eyes open at yard sales for those good finds at great $ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Your my inspiration! emoticon Oh and forgot love the last picture I want that to be me! emoticon

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DRB13_1 5/11/2013 3:30PM

    DVD exchanges can be lots of fun and challenging too!
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KANDOLAKER 5/11/2013 3:28PM

    Excellent - glad you found your next challenge and it is working!!

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ROZOZ68 5/11/2013 3:22PM

    Love your BLOG!! emoticon emoticon
You are such a great inspiration!

My ball is crying out "use me". I am going to try to find a DVD too!

It is good to mix up your exercise once in a while because you have lots of muscles and not all get used if you do the same thing over and over!
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HENRYNOLAN 5/11/2013 3:18PM

    that's awesome! finding something we enjoy, but challenges us enough to make great changes for our bodies can be so hard. good for you for branching out :)

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YOU ROCK ON LADY AND ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.

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SEWISTLADY 5/11/2013 3:11PM

    Good for you! I've read that we need to change up our exercise from time to time and you did. So happy you're having positive results too. You continue to inspire!
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MANDELOVICH 5/11/2013 3:08PM

    Fantastic Pixie!! I'm inspired!!!!

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