Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Little Yogite

In my quest to get fit, last week I sorted, cleaned, discarded and rearranged our storage area in the basement.  Even though this was quite a work out, that wasn't really my intention when I started this project.  I was on a mission to find a certain yoga dvd. 

While my efforts did burn a few extra calories, I did not find it.

Hope was not lost, though.  With a quick Ebay search and a few clicks, my circa 2001 Mom and Baby yoga was on the way.

I first purchased this particular yoga workout when I was pregnant with years ago.  It is a two disc pre and post natal yoga routine.  It is weird and cheesy.  But I LOVE it!

And more importantly, I loved the results.

The positions are designed to target those areas where carrying a baby for nine months wrecked havoc.  A peaceful, serene workout for both mom and the baby.

In the past, I would get the baby down for a nap and then dedicate forty minutes to myself.  I really didn't care to have the baby as part of my workout.  The positions worked just fine without the baby, and I could make sure I was doing it all properly and to the best of my ability. (I'm kind of a perfectionist like that).  Adding the baby just seemed like a hassel. 

Today was the first day I have ever done it with an actual baby.

And it actually wasn't horrible.

Layla laughed and cooed the entire time.  And I added an extra nine pound weight to my workout.

It was so much fun that I'm considering incorporating the baby more regularly.

She got some extra playtime. I got an extra workout in. We are both feeling fantastic.

Maybe this fitness thing won't be so bad afterall.


Heather said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh that sounds so nice. I always envied those people who could incorporate the baby into a real workout. Truthfully I just don't think I am coordinated enough.