For the first 2 months of this magnificent year (2012!), my husband and I aim to do 6 days per week of exercise, with a day of rest on Sundays. Three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) are devoted to cardio/weights and 3 days for yoga (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday), intermixing the two.
For the cardio/weights we are following Jillian Michaels DVD Ripped in 30. We both think it is a great at home DVD and are happy with the results it is giving us. Ripped in 30 is meant to be a 4 week workout, but because we are doing it 3 times per week we decided to extend it over 8 weeks. That means doing each of the 4 routines for 2 weeks before moving onto the next.
Yoga also produces incredible benefits to the body and soul. It feels invigorating interspersed throughout our workout routine. Already I can feel my body becoming more and more flexible with a greater ability to hold poses using core muscles, simultaneously achieving a wonderful stretch.
The intense and rewarding workouts of Jillian Michaels mixed with the soulful side of yoga feels like a perfect balance of yin and yang.
Although I am currently focusing on these 8 weeks, I already have my eye on what I’d like to try next. Modern Mom’s Brooke Burke has a new DVD out – Transform Your Body with Brooke Burke. I’m excited to get my strength up and move onto that next because I’ve heard good things, and for those of you that workout often, it will kick your butt!
If you are feeling ready, or are looking for a new workout routine, we would love for you to join us!
There is greater energy in numbers. Together we can do this, and become healthier versions of ourselves!
This is YOUR year!