June 8, 2012 by readytogetsweaty
I seriously LOVE Fridays! I work from home, no alarm setting (thank you internal 5:30am alarm), and I get to make the best breakfasts.
After looking in the cabinet this morning and seeing a few cans of pumpkin pie filling, I knew something pumpkin was on the menu. I didn’t want pumpkin oats, pumpkin yogurt, or even pumpkin pancakes. NO, I wanted pumpkin bread :). So I got out my Happy Herbivore cookbook and got to work. End result, a delicious slice of pumpkin bread and some Chobani and mixed berries on the side – DELISH!
Today concludes the first week of the June Yoga Challenge.
Challenge: 3 sessions of yoga
Actual: 3 sessions of yoga (score!)
- Monday (20 minutes) – I started off with a free online video from Do Yoga With Me. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect so I picked the Beginners Yoga for Leg Strength. Since my injury I’ve really been trying to strengthen my legs, so it seemed like a good pick. After completing the video I immediately felt at ease, relaxed and ready for the day. I really enjoyed how soft the instructor spoke and the sound of the waves – so relaxing.
- Thursday (30 minutes) – Since I don’t have too much experience and have no idea what most of the moves are called in Yoga, I used my Thursday AM workout to take a tutorial and try out a couple moves compliments of my Wii Fit. I know the Wii Fit hasn’t gotten the greatest reviews, but I really like it for switching things up. I did about 30 minutes of all different moves, while focusing on my form and balance.
- Friday (30 minutes) – I don’t know what it is but my hips have been killing me lately. I guess I’ll chalk it up to all the strength training? Anyway, I headed over to the Do Yoga With Me website again and found this video (again, all FREE – LOVE this!), Hips, Hamstrings and Lower Back. This video rocked and totally hit the spot. I may even do it again tonight after my run.
I’m loving this challenge and can’t wait for a few more sessions this week!
Are you taking part in the June Yoga Challenge? What is your favorite Yoga position?
In Monday’s video the instructor did a move called the “King Dancer” pose, definitely my favorite?
xo - Rachael