Insanity Day 9

Although still sick, probably too sick to workout, I did anyways.  I keep looking at the square on my workout calendar that read “Pure Cardio” and dreading it so I thought I’d suck it up and get it over with.  So glad I did.  At least I have three more workouts in-between this Pure Cardio and the next one which is oh-so-wonderfully paired with a SECOND DVD called Cardio Abs.  So, if I don’t pass out, cry, puke, or die from the first ridiculous strenuous workout, then there’s a SECOND one to finish me off!  Ahhh…can’t wait! 😉

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Insanity Day 4

Today’s workout was Cardio Recovery.  Just the name alone sounds like a refreshing break.  This DVD really focuses on stretching your hamstrings, quads, core, and hip flexors while working on your balance.  While it sounds easy enough, it felt great up until the last 8 minutes or so.  In the end, my stretching turned out to be muscles quivering because they were so weak they couldn’t hold the position anymore.  Shaun T. does say that form is the most important factor…so I took a break, re-grouped, corrected my form and held on for as long as humanly possibly. By the time my muscles couldn’t go anymore…we were done! 🙂

It really is a great DVD…I wish it was set up to use after every intense workout because I can already feel the difference 2 hours later.  But alas, I will have to look forward to it only once/week.

Next workout = Pure Cardio (so happy tomorrow is Easter Sunday, so I can at least have another day to recuperate)!

Til next time…

An Ode to Rodney Yee

I apologize for not writing for awhile as work has had me busier than ever! But now that I have a minute, I’d like to take a moment and express just how much Rodney Yee and his yoga DVDs have changed me.

I used to be a ‘free weight’ girl as lifting weights made me feel powerful. But I have to admit, I have fallen in love with yoga. Not only does it make me feel strong and powerful, but I feel centered, calm, and at peace! I can finally have a moment where all thoughts stop racing around in my head and I can just ‘be’. Be still, be quite, be at peace. The calmness, yet strength I feel after a Rodney Yee workout is truly amazing. As I progress with his DVDs, I find myself yearning to learn more about this art and all the wonders it can do with my life. Yes, I am becoming more fit, but also, my mood has improved, as well as my posture, and my stress level is almost non-existent just after a few minutes of one of his sessions. I just took the leap from beginner to intermediate and although my flexibility is improving, I still have a long way to go. But it doesn’t matter. What matters is that I feel good, and my family and co-workers get to benefit from it too! 🙂

All in all, I am feeling better than I ever had before, and I owe it all to Rodney Yee. Rodney, your voice, your tone, and your instructional teaching have made me fall in love with yoga and I am forever grateful. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Namaste.

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