Tabata Workout and Yoga Friday

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So I woke up and did the 4 min high intensity tabata workout I posted about before. Its basically 4 mins of jump squats,  jump lunges, pushups and burpees. It really gets yoir heart and breathing going. Then I decided to do a yoga video. I followed a 20 min Weight Loss & Fatburning Yoga Workout (link below). I actually quite liked it. I felt a good core and leg workout from it.

We have been having some serious cold weather here and I hate it! It is -16 out right now but with the win chill feels like -21. Ugh It is almost March and the winter feels like it is going to go on forever! 😦

On a side note I reached 100+ followers this week! Yay! Exciting!! Thank you all for following and commenting and being supportive 🙂

Hope everyone’s Friday is off to a good start and you all have a great weekend!

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Yoga Tuesday

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So today I decided to do some yoga after my run and weights yesterday. I followed this youtube video below; its yoga for runners. I actually quite liked it. It is funny cause just the other day I was saying how when i stretch my quads I don’t feel like im getting that good of a stretch because I don’t have that tight feeling but I figured its just cause they aren’t really tight…. well around 20 mins into that video there was a pose to stretch your quads and boy did I feel it!! I am going to incorporate that pose into my stretches after my run now.

Oh and the whole time I was doing the video my cat was also trying to participate by rubbing herself over me. I would be in downward dog and then she would walk under me and her tail would end up in my mouth or all over my face lol. I just didn’t have the heart to kick her out of the room so I let her stay.

Running replaced with strength training and yoga

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So today I was supposed to start week 9 of couch25k but I woke up with my knee still hurting so I decided not to run today. Instead I decided to work on exercises to help strengthen the knee joint. So I spent half an hour doing weighted squats, lunges, lateral lunges, and various other exercises. I decided to these exercises barefoot. I do like doing squats barefoot as I feel like I just have better balance and more muscles in my feet are working to keep me balanced.

After that I decided to some yoga. I have never really gotten in to yoga but my sis loves it and even has a special room in our place dedicated to yoga so I decided to go in there and look up a yoga video on youtube to follow. I came across this video:

I wish the video was an actual person doing the exercises along with you and not just pictures. I found a little hard to follow because it was just pictures and I am a much more visual person and following just audio cues aren’t enough for me. I also had a bit of a hard time doing some of the lunge poses as my quads felt like they were so exhausted already after my earlier workout so I dunno how much of a good idea that was. Oh well in total I did my 1 hour workout for today that can go towards my Fall into Fitness 30 Day Challenge points.

Oh and I think my cat loves yoga. As I was doing yoga she kept trying join in some how. While I did downward dog she would walk in between my legs and under me to rub herself all over me haha. Then she was stretching next to me. Silly cat.

Now it is time to foam roll.