Ommm . . .
Yoga + Mehgan = good fit? Who Knew?
Not me, that’s for sure. I have always liked my workouts like I like my music, upbeat and fast. Zumba is the logical choice for me because I get to shake my lady-parts while dancing to fun, fast, and current music. I love Zumba and it is one type of exercise I’m actually really good at. I tend to pick up on dance sequences very fast. Zumba class isn’t a competition but if it was I would be the winner (not to brag or anything). Unfortunately, my gym moved across town to a terrible location and none of the other Zumba classes in this city work with my daily schedule. Total bummer.
Since my gym moved I used that excuse to really slack on exercise. I made some goals (I hate the word resolutions) at the start of the new year and included to set an exercise schedule that I could actually stick with.
I tried yoga for many reasons;
In winter I do not want to go to a gym, get sweaty, shower for a second time, and then get in my freezing car to go home. I can do yoga anytime in the comfort of my living room FOR FREE and I don’t break a sweat.
Because of my new job I don’t have to be to work until 9. This means each morning I can take 10 -30+ minutes to exercise before work. No excuses!
I have never been a morning person but this regime helps me wake up gradually. I also now remember my drive to work each day because I am more awake after yoga – much safer.
I haven’t seen any weight loss yet but my flexibility is slowly creeping back to where it was in my teen years, lucky Alex.
I am using the 30 Days of Yoga YouTube videos by Yoga With Adriene. The instructor usually starts the clips with a little statement to roll your eyes to but after that it is a very beginner-friendly great start to your day. This series has just the right amount of variety and repetition.
So I guess we’ll see how long this lasts. I am hoping I will stick with it.
(Originally published Feb. 12, 2015)