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Be Strong in 2015 – Week 2 {Yoga Challenge}

The poses for the week were all pretty fun, with the exception of Baby Crow. The last pose, Samanasana, I’d never done before and was super awkward, but in a fun, ‘glad I’m trying this at home and not in public’ kind of way.

Karandavasana, Baby Crow
Day 8: Karandavasana, Baby Crow
Tripod headstand, Muktha Hasta Sirasana A
Day 9: Tripod headstand, Muktha Hasta Sirasana A
Side Crow, Parsva bakasana
Day 10: Side Crow, Parsva bakasana
Chin Stand
Day 12: Chin Stand
Headstand, Baddha Hasta Sirasana A
Day 13: Headstand, Baddha Hasta Sirasana A
Samanasana
Day 14: Samanasana

Related Links:

January Yoga Challenge – Be Strong In 2015 – Week 1

January Yoga Challenge – Be Strong In 2015

January Yoga Challenge – Bend Into The New Year

December’s Yoga Challenge – Just Be Present

November Yoga Challenge – Healing Hearts

Leave me a comment on Instagram if you’re doing any yoga challenges too!

Be Strong in the New Year – Week 1 {Yoga Challenge}

 

Plank
Day 1: Plank
Boat pose, Navasana
Day 2: Boat pose, Navasana
Sprung up pose, Utpluthih
Day 3: Sprung up pose, Utpluthih
Side Plank, Vashistasana
Day 4: Side Plank, Vashistasana
Crane pose, Bakasana
Day 5: Crane pose, Bakasana
Dolphin Pose, Makarasana
Day 7: Dolphin Pose, Makarasana
Forearm Stand, Pincha Mayurasana
Day 7: Forearm Stand, Pincha Mayurasana

Related Links:

January Yoga Challenge – Bend Into The New Year

January Yoga Challenge – Be Strong In 2015

December’s Yoga Challenge – Just Be Present

November Yoga Challenge – Healing Hearts

October Yoga Challenge – Let’s Get Flexy

 

Leave me a comment on Instagram if you’re doing any yoga challenges too!

A New Year of Workouts

New Years EveI 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.Scorpion Handstand

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.

Monday30 minute intro to Ashtanga
Tuesday30 minute intro to Ashtanga
Wednesday30 min handstand practice including handstand pushups
Thursday1 pull up, 20 minutes yoga, week 3 day 1 pushups challenge 72 pushups
Friday2 pull ups, 20 mins yoga
Saturday 3 pull ups, week 3 day 2 of pushups challenge 80 pushups
Sunday30 minutes of yoga, 4 pull ups

What did you do for New Year’s Eve? Do you have any fitness goals this year?