The second week of the challenge went well. The poses are challenging me more and I'm enjoying working on them!
This week has been a great end to the October challenge and the start of the November challenge and I'm really looking forward to the yoga poses this month!
November’s Yoga Challenge is up and ready to go! My biggest goal for creating this Challenge was to repeat very few of the poses from October and I think I may have repeated two of them. Who’s ready to do this with me? 👊🧘♀️
This was a great week for the challenge. I finally felt better and all the poses got done on time! Now it's time to finish off this challenge in the coming week and start working on the one for November!
This was a tough week for the yoga challenge. I picked up another bug and actually had to skip several days of poses although I did catch up when I felt a little better. I'm still sick but I'm slowly starting to improve so I'm hoping this coming week will go smoothly!
...with one pose short due to illness. This past week of the challenge went well outside of me being sick, getting better for a few days and waking up totally sick again this morning. Hoping for a healthier upcoming week.
So as you guys may have noticed, there has been a significant lack of workouts on this blog and on my Instagram and Facebook pages. There have been several reasons for this most of which involve my chronic pain and illness issues flaring up and more issues with my back (which, I guess, is also chronic) and lack of time in general.
I'm finally at the point where I can consider the back pain more of an ache than an injury (as long as I'm careful with it) and I feel that I can at least attempt to work out and see what happens especially as my workout is built with my back issues in mind.
I've decided that between jobs (including art) and various appointments and things that come up the best way for me to tackle working out and get consistent with it again is to follow a plan that is easiest to stick to which would be to use my home gym.
I also reached out to my trainer and double checked with him on my routine and the consensus is, since I have less time to workout, that I will be getting rid of my "abs" day and incorporating core and ab work into my Push, Pull and Leg days. This will get me working my core daily which will be great for my back and hit my main body parts more than once a week.
So my plan right now is Push/Pull/Legs A-G with abs, cardio and a stretch included, plus the yoga stretch when I have extra time. If I happen to be at the gym for some reason and can work out there as well, great, but the focus for the next several weeks as I run this plan will be at home.
I also know that Fridays have to be my rest days because that's the day I work both jobs with a 2-hour break in between so I'm planning ahead for that. Obviously some weeks may have more than one rest day so I'm just going to take things as they come and try not to obsess about making sure every, single day gets something because I have a bad habit of doing that and then injuring myself.
I want to run this plan until it's done and my goal is get consistent with my workouts and to just do my best and focus on building a stronger body without re-injuring myself. Not every week will be perfect. Not every week will have 6 days of exercise. Not every day will have several hours for a workout and not every week will go according to plan and that is okay! This is a lifelong plan, not a sudden, short-term race.
So, my workout plan is printed, my home gym is ready and I can not wait to get started this week if all goes according to plan! Let's do this!
The first week of the October Yoga challenge is off to a great start despite me being sick and my back is handling the poses like a champ! Looking ahead to the coming up week!
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