Week 11

I gotta be honest with you here. Week 11 is killer on the legs. I did not enjoy it. I will grant you that it does amazing things for the glutes and all the major leg muscles, but it isn’t pleasant to perform. I am certainly happy to be done with it. It certainly isn’t for the faint of heart.

It starts easily enough but once you start into the lunges, you really start feeling the burn. The resistance band becomes a huge irritation with this move because it always wants to roll up. On the video, Zoe says to keep going even when the band rolls up, but it is quite painful if you don’t readjust it.

Now, you get into a curtsey lunge at the end which really gets interesting. Trying to maintain your balance in addition to the rolling resistance band around your legs makes for some trying work.

Week 11 closes out with some challenging warrior III and some pretty intense metabolic sequences. I mean combining a malasana with a burpee type move with a push up for good measure? That really gets the heart pumping. So I definitely see the “challenge” this week. Great thing is, I’m almost done!! Even better, my body is looking amazing. Stay tuned…

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Started Week 3

I’ve had a chance to start week 3 and I am actually looking forward to this one. This week my balance will be my biggest issue. I’m not really the most coordinated individual to begin with and the warrior 3 pose we perform this week is particularly challenging. I found myself having to tap my toe to the mat a few times to keep from falling over.

I’m excited to be using the upper legs muscles with the floor poses and the resistance band is yet again proving it’s worth. I want to say how impressed I am with how I feel. I don’t feel overworked but I can tell things are toning. I’m very impressed that I can actually keep up with the workouts and not feel terrible the next day. Yes, I feel muscle soreness so I can tell that I worked. Yet, I’m not dreading the next workout. Stay tuned for a mid week update…

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Week 2 Day 2 done

I’m now halfway through week 2. This week my deltoids are really getting put through the wringer. The Yoga Burn Resistance band is really proving it’s worth in this workout.

I wanted to mention using the band in relation to the pose itself. This week for example, there is a move where you are in a warrior 2 pose. Then you use the band in a bow & arrow type motion to really build your arm muscles. My criticism on this is that once you start focusing on the band, your form begins to suffer. Mine does at least. I kept finding myself with my legs not in the correct position as I was working my arms with the band. This may be just me, but it’s worth mentioning.

I’m still having problems with the locust pose this week. I found that using a rag or towel under the pelvis helps. However, this is a pose I have to continue working on.

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Start of week 2

I’ve completed my first day of week 2. I’m not feeling so bad. The workout wasn’t overtly difficult, but I do feel my glutes. There is a locust pose that I am NOT good at. I did my best to raise my legs high, but it looks like my thighs are still on the floor. 🤦‍♀️ Zoe performs this pose way better than me. Incorporating the band into the pose really puts the burn on. Hopefully as the week progresses, so will my form.

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Week 1 Done!

I have finished it off. I now only have 11 weeks to go. Honestly, I didn’t know if I was gonna make it through the 3rd rep of my week 1 workout. I muscled through it and got it done. However I was truly beat afterwards.

The morning after is surprisingly pleasant. I was fully anticipating not being able to walk. My soreness is there, I can tell I’ve worked. But I am not to the point where I want to lie in bed all day.

The one move that really got me this week that I had never practiced before was the “Goddess pose.” This is the move that really worked me out. I don’t know if this is a traditional yoga pose but it really is what I felt most from week 1.

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Workout day 2

I have completed the 2nd workout of week one.

I’m officially halfway through week 1 and I am feeling pretty good about it. I did have to stretch things out on Tuesday, but the 2 rounds on Wednesday weren’t as bad as I feared. I managed to complete the workout. Granted, I was pooped and sore afterward but that’s kinda the point.

My legs and arms are feeling very strong and my triceps are looking a bit more “cut.” If you are an experienced yogi, I really don’t know how you would feel with this program. As a relative novice, I feel like I can follow the flow pretty well. However, someone with many years of practice may not like this program.

The Yoga Burn Resistance band really amps up the simple yoga workout. I worried about being able to complete both rounds with the band, but once I was into it, everything felt good.

Wish me luck on three 15 minute sets coming up on Friday. More review to come…

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Rest day 1

Last post I remarked how my arms felt. I didn’t think the Yoga Burn Resistance band did anything for my legs. That is, until I walked downstairs this morning. I’ve been feeling it ever since. Everytime I sit or stand, I feel it. Still got the tingle in my arms also. Now, I will be doing the same routine for day 2. The difference is that I have to do it twice. So tomorrow my workout will be 30 minutes as opposed to the 15 I did yesterday. Judging by the way my muscles feel now, I know it will be a challenge. I am definitely feeling the “burn.”

There weren’t a whole lot of poses or a great variety of poses in week 1. However, I can sense that this is a foundation building week. I already know from having practiced yoga in the past that leg and arm strength can really help with accuracy of poses. With my legs and arms feeling wobbly today, I know I’m on a good path. I’ll enjoy this rest day and pray it’s enough to charge me back up for day 2.

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