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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Beachbody On Demand 3 Week Yoga Retreat

I am so proud of myself for completing another program through Beachbody, and only 2 months out from having Elyse. I finished up the Beachbody On Demand Exclusive 3 Week Yoga Retreat program a couple of weeks ago. The only time I have ever really done yoga, besides PiYo since it is a fusion of yoga and pilates, was my prenatal yoga classes. And to be honest, I was always so scared to attend a Live yoga class because well, I used to think I don't have the typical yoga body. I am not as bendy as the people who typically attend yoga, and well, it scares me to death to do it because what if I fall over, what if I can't hold a pose like everyone else. What if I just can't do it because of my size and I don't want to feel like the biggest outsider.

Well. The size issue, just needs to stop first of all because it does not matter what size you are. We can do yoga if you want to, and I proved that doing my 3 day yoga retreat. These are all self hating ideas and they don't do any good. Never make your size a reason why you can't do something unless. If there is a will there is a way. 

Granted I am not as bendy as people who have been doing yoga, but that is just the thing. I haven't been doing yoga. Like ever! The 3 day Yoga Retreat was released with the concept that it is a beginners yoga course to teach proper alignment, poses and work your way up from there. WHICH IT DID! I actually learned a new hand position regard planks and downward dog making it much easier on my wrists. So that has been very helpful! Plus it was at a slower pace, allowed for them to go over each move in detail but still allow me to fell like I was getting a workout. My body was sore, and I was shaking and sweating in the moves.

By the end of the 3 weeks my body felt more bendy, I could actually pull the straps of our Ergo baby carrier tighter without help, so I had more noticeable flexibility in my body. I felt more confident in the poses and by the end of the 3 weeks I wasn't as shaky with some of the moves. I did modify the plank moves and anything that put a lot of strain on my core to help it go back together (helping to prevent/repair diastasis recti) since I did just have a baby and I will continue to modify my planks for the next couple of months to build my core back up but I really did enjoy this program and feel like I can do and join most any yoga class. I have confidence in yoga that I didn't have before. And to me that is what this program is all about!

READY to start doing yoga, plus have access to 100's of workouts FREE for 30 days? CLICK HERE to sign up for Beachbody On Demand (it's like Amazon Prime's membership, you get tons of stuff included with your membership plus options to upgrade!) Want to learn more about the 3 Day Yoga retreat ? Send me an EMAIL!

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