Yoga & Cardio to help you get into fitness today
Written by Melanie Toye
The reality of making one step closer to your fitness goalsSo I did it! I am booked into Aerial Silk and to be honest, the nerves are starting to build already. I know I can do this. I also know I can survive an hour class (hopefully).
But I also know, feeling lazy (especially on the weekends) is not going to help me achieve my goal. I have not much time left before my first lesson and I don't want to be so tired and sore from it that I can't move the next day. So here's to a week of activity.
My focus today was to get flexible and do some cardio.
Starting slow, start with yogaI found this yoga workout on Youtube. Try it!
How far did you go? Normally, I would try for the whole video. But I had a heavy dinner and the whole up and down, real fast got me to 14 minutes and then I had to stop. It was very good though and I hated it throughout (when I mean hate, I mean it was working! I think I will feel the exercise burn tomorrow.)
Overall, this yoga workout was very good.
At your peak, add in cardio to your workout
I felt like I should really do some more cardio, so I found this extra workout.
Again, I didn't finish the whole video, but you go right ahead! I also didn't incorporate weights, only because I didn't realise and felt it was too far to walk to the cupboard. Okay, I know I sound lazy but I was doing much more than I originally intended (which was to sit on the couch for as long as possible, huh! Who am I kidding, I've got kids). :)
Warm-down's are for everyoneAnd then came the warm down:
I have to admit I was really looking forward to the warm down, so much so, I nearly ditched it completely. However, it is so important you warm down after exercise, especially if you haven't done it in a while. That's why, it's okay if you want to finish a workout video early, as long as you still do a warm down.
I really liked this video, it look very professional. Plus, it was super quick.
Thank goodness, today was hard but I feel great now that I have done it and that I am one step closer to doing well in my first aerial silk class.
Key points to keep up your daily fitness goals:
- Have a bigger goal in mind with a deadline that will motivate you to workout daily.
- Keep a diary of when you are working out, so you know when you miss a day.
- Do exercise if you are feeling lazy, it will wake you up.