31. New yoga workout

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I found this Yoga DVD – The Biggest Loser Workout – Weight Loss Yoga, and it is really cool

First off is a 27 minute regular yoga workout. I would say it is a beginners yoga work out because after having done my other beginners routine, I found I was pretty able to do this one without too many issues.

Then there is a 17 minute yoga and pilates workout.

To finish off there is a 20 minute yoga/weights (just small dumb-bells) workout.

You could do all three in one one-hour workout or spread them out through the day.

What I like about this DVD is the people in the DVD are ex-contestants of the Biggest Loser and are not all stick thin or professional athletes. Sometime they over-balance or need to be corrected on how they are doing something, plus they show how you could do an easier version of the workout if you aren’t ready for the more complex/challenging version.

I like the idea of combining yoga and weightloss, so I am pretty pleased with this find.

16. My Fitness Plan + Yoga

From www.lifefitness.com
From http://www.lifefitness.com

If I am going to actually succeed in my fitness and exercise plan for this week then I need to take it seriously and have a plan.

Wednesday: 20 mins cross trainer, 20 mins walk

Thursday: 40 mins cross trainer

Friday: 40 min walk

Saturday: 20 mins cross trainer, 20 mins walk

Sunday: 40 min walk

Monday: 40 mins cross trainer

Tuesday: 1 hour 20 walk (walking into town and back)

Yoga:

I have tried yoga a couple of times now, from http://yogawithadriene.com/. She has a range of free yoga videos, and I am all about the free anything. I like it because there is a Yoga for Absolute Beginners video – you can find that here.

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15. Focus going forward

It was pointed out to me today that it is important to have a balance between Body, Mind, Spirit and Family. While I have made some good improvements in terms of Mind, Spirit and Family, it is important that I take the focus on improving my body (health) seriously.

Also, as someone who has got used to being inside most of the time, I need to get out and about more. That means I do need to find a spot outside where I can have a go at meditating (even though I came up with lots of reasons why I thought I didn’t need to hahaha). My mum talks a lot about how being outside gives you Vitamin D, so being outside will benefit me in that way, as well as getting me fit AND getting me out of the house for a bit.

Goals for this week:

  • Spirit – Meditate each day in a spot outside
  • Body – Exercise for 30-40 minutes each day and set up a daily exercise plan
  • Mind/Body/Spirit – Do four 20 minute yoga sessions
  • Body – Set a date for losing first 10 kgs – Achieved 🙂
  • Body – Make healthy food choices
  • Mind -Continue writing blog posts daily
  • Family – Enjoy the time I get with my family

So one of my goals is to lose 10 kgs. A realistic weight loss is (according to the internet) 0.5-1 kg per week, so I will aim for 10 kgs weight-loss in 10 weeks – so that is the 26th of May.

12. Mind full or mindful?

I saw this today online and thought it was a really good way to just sum up what mindfulness means to me (at my very very early stages of knowing anything about it).

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Pic from http://www.urbanyoga.co.nz

Good things about today:

  • Tried yoga today
  • Did 50 minutes of exercise
  • Enjoyed my meditation
  • Watched a great movie
  • Spent one-on-one time with my wife
  • Got good news about a family member’s health