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Weight loss yoga

I want to talk about fitness! My fitness has SO improved this month. In minutes, in strength, in endurance. I Now do anywhere from 30-60 mins on my bike 5-6 days a week and I've just started adding in yoga.

I just want to say, I hate Jillian and the biggest loser, but a friend recommended bob harpers biggest loser yoga video to me because I wanted something good for beginners. I tried it and I must say, he's great, way more fun/tolerable than Jillian. Anyhow, the instruction is great, the fact that not everyone on the video is some sort of yoga master and you can see them trying to balance and shaking because their muscles are on fire just like yours, it really helps me not feel so much like a failure. ha.

I have tried yoga many times over the years. I've never found a video that I liked since regardless of being vegan, I'm not really a crunchy granola hippie type person. All the talk of spirituality and the skinny 7 foot tall women in full body leotards with yoga props, etc, just wasn't doing it for me. I like this video, it's just very, 'here it is.' It's good. 

For now, I can only do the first 20 minutes. But, I've impressed myself because I couldn't do a plank at all before, and a lot of the moves, used to be a lot more difficult being so...round. Ha. 

This month, which still has a couple days left I might add, I have done 933 minutes of exercise. Next month I'll shoot for 200 mins more than whatever I end up doing this month. Should be easier since I'll be done with PT soon and can do more stuff. I try not to do anything that will make me sore/tender to the touch while I'm having the myofascial release done.

Anyhow, if anyone has even a passing interest in yoga but doesn't know where to start, get this video!

Did I mention I now love sweating?

Do any of you do yoga? How have you improved over time?


  1. I've done Yoga a few times but like you never found a dvd I really liked. I'll have to check this one out since you like it so much.

    Thanks for the info.

  2. I love building up fitness strength! Great job pushing yourself :) Jillian definitely gets annoying and I prefer Bob. I actually stopped watching the Biggest Loser because of the # of people I've read gained the weight back afterwards

  3. Faith def check it out! It's much better than any I've tried.

    safire, thanks! I've never watched an episode of the biggest loser because the premise got on my nerves. I see jillian around on clips and stuff though. I wanted to try her shred but she's SO annoying. I like chalean from chalean extreme so I'm gonna give her a shot once I'm a little more fit.

    Also yeah I read that about the regains. They either gained it back or kept it off within' reason and became a life coach/motivational speaker. heh.

    I like heavy thought. It's so inspiring and better to me since it's not a competition, which brings out the worst in people imo.

  4. I have done yoga for 15 min. It has zero side effects. Definitely,I w'll get good result after my yoga training class.


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