Thursday, June 27, 2013

Journeys in Yoga

I've said it before. Yoga is one piece of my emotional puzzle that keeps all this in check.
Last week I did not practice and going to bed on Tuesday night I could literally feel it in my body... almost like a firing of energy through every limb that was just looking for a pathway to escape. 

I know.

I finally made it to class last night and could feel the difference almost immediately.
Feeling calm, released and inspired today.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

After Work... Workout!

Last night I had an at home workout combined with 12 sets of the Cambie Bridge stairs in the rain.
It was a good combination of lonley plyometric work and the freedom of running outside...

I started with 4 Rounds of the below and then headed out for about 10 minutes of running to the Cambie Bridge, 12 sets of stairs and a run home... it was great and fun to mix it up!


45 Seconds of each x 4 Rounds!
1- High Knees

2- Squat Jumps (Squatting as low to the floor as possible and you don't have to put your hands behind your head as pictured)
3- Split Jumps 

4- Tricep Pushups (keeping the elbows in close to the body as your lower and push up) 

5- Burpees 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Motivation Monday

What are you doing this week to be the healthiest you possible?
plan your workouts. eat more greens. remove something toxic from your life. go to yoga.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Anybody out there??

Blogging is weird... I mean I have no idea if anyone besides my immediate family and couple of close friends even read this thing... so you know, I would apologize for my complete absence on here, but does anyone even hear it?
If a tree falls in the woods does it make a sound?

In any case: a workout from May 15th.... I actually had this post written and forgot to publish it. Rookie mistake.

So I am deciding to just pick up where we left off.


Another sweaty class this morning.
Here is what we did.

4 Rounds (Alternate 40 seconds and 50 seconds)
Complex 1
1- Cross overs on Bosu or over a weight
2- Power Jack- Pausing for a moment in the squat
3- 10 High Knees: 10 Tuck Jumps: 1 Push-up
4- Burpee with Knee Drive- Make sure you touch your knee to your elbow

Complex 2
1- 2 Split Jumps: 1 Tricep Push up
2- 3 Ski jumps- when you land on the 3rd jump stay balance on one leg and complete 3 floor touch & jumps on that balancing leg
3- Burpee- Lower all the way to the floor and extend arms out (shoulder height) to touch the floor
4- 10 Squat Jumps: 10 Mini-Squat and forward kick

Complex 3
1- Dive Bomber Push ups
2- Split Squat and kick
3- High Knees
4- Power jack with weight- Alternate pressing forward and overhead each time your feet are apart