I started 2015 off very casually, in yoga pants, sitting by the fire, drinking a mimosa-type drink with Buddha ice cubes, jotting down some notes in my new planner, and just talking with my husband. It was nice and relaxing, and we just barely made it to midnight.
I’ve pinned a couple of new easy at home workouts, and I’m doing the 100 push-ups challenge again. Last time I quit at the end when my max was 80 something because it killed my wrists. I’m using the app to track and it started me on day 1 of week 3. I think it’ll either move too fast or it’ll be good and won’t bother my wrists since it’s only 3 weeks.
I’m also going to try to do pull ups consistently. So far I’ve done them every day of January. 1 on the 1st, 2 on the 2nd, 3 on the 3rd, etc. I think I might work up to 5 then start at 1 again on the 6th.
This month’s yoga challenges are about strength and back bends, which is a nice combination. I’ve also been practicing handstands a lot lately (I’m still working towards my goal of bakasana to handstand) and I’ve been doing these handstand push-ups where you get into a handstand with your feet on the wall and bend at the elbows and then straighten.
Aside from the home workouts I found online, I’ve compiled a good number of Jillian Michael’s and Bob Harper DVDs, and a few Ballet Beautiful ones. I always find them at the library first to see if they’re something I’ll actually do. The p90x3 yoga and Dynamix are also great workouts I consistently come back to. Here is a 30 minute intro to Ashtanga yoga video from youtube that I’ve been doing. Usually the thing I dislike the most about yoga/exercise videos in general is how slow they go explaining stuff, this routine is pretty basic, but moves quickly so you don’t have a chance to get bored.
I’m not sure how interesting it would be to document my workouts here, but for now I’m going to try it weekly as a way to keep me on track.
|Monday||30 minute intro to Ashtanga|
|Tuesday||30 minute intro to Ashtanga|
|Wednesday||30 min handstand practice including handstand pushups|
|Thursday||1 pull up, 20 minutes yoga, week 3 day 1 pushups challenge 72 pushups|
|Friday||2 pull ups, 20 mins yoga|
|Saturday||3 pull ups, week 3 day 2 of pushups challenge 80 pushups|
|Sunday||30 minutes of yoga, 4 pull ups|
What did you do for New Year’s Eve? Do you have any fitness goals this year?