Good morning and Happy Wednesday!
We’ve made it to the middle of the first full week of the year. Does time already seem like it’s going so fast? I mean, I feel like we just celebrated New Year’s Eve! How has an entire week gone by already!? This being old and having time fly thing just isn’t working for me.
So, yesterday, I talked about my goal to really step up my game with my workouts. I love to vary what I do and I find it to be so much easier to do that in the summer. I’m always outside and can find a million different things to do! The winter, however? No, thank you. Don’t get me wrong…I absolutely love the season but I do not like to be cold. Therefore, most outside activities are out for me. I like to, occasionally, get on the the ski slopes but that’s just not something that is possible to do on a daily basis…unless you live somewhere cool with a ski resort in your back yard. I definitely do not so that’s out for me! We have a full gym in our garage but there is one tiny problem…the garage is not attached to our house and it has no heat. Sometimes I swear it’s colder in there than it is outside…so that’s definitely out for me, too! I do belong to our local Y but there are times that my work schedule doesn’t allow me to go early in the morning (which I prefer) and it is pretty difficult for me to get there at night. So…where exactly am I going with all this blabbering? I’m just thinking out loud about the reasons why I am concentrating most of my winter workouts in my living room. That’s all. That’s where I was going with all of that.
Monday night, I practiced some new Jazzercise routines and, while I did break a sweat, I don’t feel like I reach the full intensity that I do when I’m teaching or practicing in the garage due to lack of space. Oh, and my Christmas tree is still up. It will, most likely, be up until this weekend. My hubs is actually off so I’ll make him help me. By help, I mean that I’ll take off all the ornaments, remove the hooks, and place them every so gingerly in their original boxes. Then, I’ll take off each set of lights and wrap it up and place it in its designated bag. Then, comes his part…he’ll drag the tree outside. I will, then, vacuum up all the pine needles left it its wake. That’s our routine every year and I don’t see it ever changing.
Anywayyyy…long story short, my Christmas tree is taking up important workout space. So, last night, I switching it up a bit. Lee has been dabbling back into P90X and I figured I would get back into it, too. I grabbed the Yoga X DVD and popped it in. O.M.G. I hardly ever do yoga as I am a cardio girl. I do like to relax and stretch but I really like to jump and sweat. Well…let me tell you…there was no jumping but there was sweating. That workout is hard…especially for someone like me who never does yoga. While I am pretty flexible, I still struggled with some of the poses. I tried to keep up without modifying but there were some times that I just had to bring it down a few notches. Yoga is not all about relaxation and stretching! My muscles were screaming! However, I absolutely loved it and think that I’ll be adding more yoga into my life! I know so many people who practice and love it and I think I want to become one of those people, too! Thumbs up for loving new workouts!
Afterwards, I did some extra ab work (crunches, leg raises, and planks) and called it a night by putting on my pjs and cuddling up with my pups. I’m not sure what I have on the agenda for tomorrow but maybe more yoga? We shall see!
Something to share: Do you practice yoga? If you do, what do you love most about it? Have you tried any new-to-you workouts lately?