Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Week 7: Don't you mean 8?

Okay cool cats, sorry for the missed week!

It's been crazy crazy and I don't know why in the world I thought I could do some blogging marathon in the midst of wedding planning and the hardest semester of school so far. I'll complete what I can, but this gal's taken too big of a bite!

Be back later!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Week 6: Go Big or Go Home

This is the half-way point. I said twelve weeks and this is week six.

I'm not going to lie, with the wedding also being six-seven weeks away, keeping up with this blog every week has been tough. I set the standard in my mind too high for myself. I want to give detailed workouts, but truth be told, this kind of thing is  too personal for generalities. Also, physical things are best learned in 'person'. Kind of makes sense. ;)

So this week is just a tip. Much like how I want to just quit this blog, you are going to want to quit working out. It's going to seem too hard. You are going to get lazy and want to go back to what's "easy". That's not ever going to cut it! No matter what you do!

Science By Samm fact, the truth of the matter is, the work you do AFTER you want to give up is the most rewarding. Whenever you are doing pushups and you tell yourself "I can't do one more. I'm done. This is it, this is my limit, *crash*", that is when I know you have more in you to do! And that is when you build your muscles and get the most out of doing pushups. This applies to each individual exercise, stretch, or even entire workout. Feel like you are going to faceplant on the treadmill if you run one more second? Run another minute! You can! I know you can! Our bodies and minds are connected. You think you know your limits because maybe you aren't used to pushing yourself. So your mind says "Oh no! Stop! This is as far as you can go, I remember!" Well, that was last time, and you've grown since then! Push those thoughts away and push yourself foward and get the most out of Your workout!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Week 5: Yoga!

I adore yoga!! It's peaceful, it's relaxing, but at the same time, it'll make you pant, grunt, and sweat!

For those of you who may have tried P90X, you know exactly what I'm talking about!

Now the computer I'm on today is being temperamental, and I don't want to do a whole post and then lose it because of technical problems.

Which is why I chose yoga this week! It's so personal, only you know You! And yoga is all about union, whether it be with you and You, with you and Him, or you and nature. Whatever you care to unionize with.

There's no greater tool for this, in my opinion, than making your own Yoga Journal. I love this thing! You design your own workouts according to You! You can design multiple workouts and title them! "Monday", "Wednesday", and "Friday; "Morning" and "Night", or maybe even by mood of "I'm Feeling Strong Today" and "Gimme a Break".  This is how I use it, anyway. You just build "sequences", and you can name them for what the positions look like or even what part of the body you work.

Yes, it's about union, but it's also about staying flexible and toned (the general "use" of yoga in America). You know where your weaknesses and your strengths are. Do you have weak knees? Do you have strong arms? Work on your weaknesses, but keep up your strong points. "Balance" is very punny in yoga, meaning you use it in more than one way.

Go make your own personalized Yoga Journal ! It has a ton of poses and ideas to make the best of your yoga experience! It has pictures and detailed descriptions on how to do it. Go make the best You!