So you might be wondering why there are beach yoga photos on a post about fall fitness, well, this activity was the inspiration for one of my workouts in my new fall 2018 fitness routine.
When I was in Florida with Chico’s, they hosted a beach yoga workout the morning before we all flew home. It was a beautiful experience and reminded me how good yoga can feel. I was in a car accident in the late 1990s. A women ran a red light and t-boned my friend’s car. I was sitting in the backseat, and despite my seat-belt, I was tossed sideways and hit my head on the interior of the car. I was out for a minute and later diagnosed with a concussion and whiplash. Without thinking, I settled with the insurance company instead of suing; which in hindsight, I should have done. I have permanent damage to my neck and upper spine from the accident. This results in chronic pain which can affect my activities.
Yoga can temporarily relieve some of this pain, and it also reduces the stress I hold onto from my daily life. In addition to relieving stress, it stretches out muscles I use when I workout, and it also helps reduce injury from my fitness activities, and life in general.
So, I have decided to incorporate yoga into my weekly routine for the fall season. I’m excited to see how this new fitness routine works!
Monday: Spin class (interval cardio)
Tuesday: Body Blast (interval strength training)
Wednesday: Body Combat (cardio kick boxing)
Thursday: Strong by Zumba (interval strength and cardio) (not sure how I like this yet-will report back in a couple months)
Friday: Yoga (stretching? How do you categorize this? haha)
Saturday: Spin (cardio)
Well, I’m excited to see how this new routine works for me. My goal was to lose ten pounds over summer vacation, but I only lost five. I am still going to consider that a win, and see if I can lose ten pounds by Christmas! Wish me luck!
What are you doing for fitness this fall season? Do you do yoga? Which types?
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photo credit: Arista Collective /