When we first moved to south Louisiana I joined a gym, seeing as how I was no longer a student at a major university I had no choice but to join one. It had been years, but I love the health club feel. I really enjoy lifting weights, I could leg press until my thighs fell off. While I was working out there they had a yoga class that I had the chance to take, being that it was my first in person yoga class it made me love yoga even more, it was just so insanely relaxing. Then my car was totalled and the extra money going to my yoga/workout habit had to buy me a new car.
So then we were back to P90X again.
Since then I have been back and forth with working out, I need variety. Last year I attempted couch to 5K and ran a 5K while Jeremy did a half marathon. That didn't last though, I'd rather pull my own skin off than run.
All of that leads me to...The Ultimate Yogi.
To keep myself dedicated I am going to try and blog it weekly. If there are big results I'll post at the end, maybe. Now here is the thing, I know some people are funny about yoga as a workout. They view it as a religious thing, but it isn't. Everything in life is what you make of it, yoga is an amazing workout that happens to be tied to a religion. I promise you that skinny blonde girl teaching the class I took last summer was anything but Buddhist. So don't think I've gone on some wacky spiritual enlightenment phase, I just want to see if I can get in crazy good shape before 30 creeps up.
So here is what is included in the 108 days of yoga with Travis Elliot:
*Yoga Cross training
*The Mountain Pose Series
Then there is the diet, while I can't follow it exactly because my husband would die I am going to follow as closely as I can during the day and cook really clean at night. Lucky for me Jeremy got me a juicer for my birthday, so this will be even more fun. Is it weird I get so excited about a juicer?
As part of the program they suggest you go vegan, but like I said it just isn't doable for me. I am basically a lacto-ovo vegetarian during the day as is and I cook lean meats for Jeremy and I at night. At some point in the program, I'll find out when mine comes in, there is a raw food cleanse anda juice feast. I've done something similar to those in the past so I don't doubt I can do it, it is just figuring out when to do it. Hopefully I can put them off to when I am out of school at Easter or during the summer.
So why on earth should one do yoga? What are the benefits?
I am super excited to start this, although I will probably be singing a different tune on those early mornings I am forced to workout because the afternoons are a bust. I'll document though and let you know how it goes as far as weight loss (not that I have more than a pound or 5 to toss) and measurements.
Have you ever done a strict workout or diet program? How did you feel about it?