Monday, July 01, 2013
Yoga & Power Yoga are great exercises that I'm incorporating into my WL Phase 1x a week.
I learned that one of the keys to sticking to plan is the ability to be flexible and to switch things up; I'm a stubborn Taurus so this is hard for me. I made it a priority to not eat the same foods week after week. I play with new low carb recipes for lunch and dinner now and it's made a big difference in my attitude and cravings. I haven't had a "slip" yet.
The same goes for exercise. Switch it up. I still have the urge to want to stick to my "go to" machines: elliptical, treadmill, and weight training. I know exactly how many calories I will burn at so and so pace. However, during the Weight Loss Phase, Transition - Maintenance, I feel that this will be a problem eventually. I don't want to get bored or have my body get used to that type of workout. So...in comes Yoga.
I found that Yoga and Power Yoga (a more vigorous version) does the trick. I'm notoriously strict with myself and Yoga, well, keeps me flexible. I'm learning to relax and breathe. I want to really get in touch with my body and treat it nicely. Though some of the poses are challenging, I'm really excited about it as I discover the new me. Changing into a new person who is willing to try new things is scary but I'm ready and willing.
P.S - I do it in the privacy of my living room. There are tons of videos online and on Sparkpeople videos.