Monday, December 17, 2012

Day 1 of working out and back on the mat for good.... I think.

This morning I started my TurboFire workout program. It lasts 90 days and so far I think it's going to kick my butt.

Cardio hasn't been in my workouts in... Well almost a year or so. But I'm willing to give it a go.

I'm also going to commit to make it on my mat every day (except Saturdays and moon days) and do some sort of yoga. Preferably Ashtanga. I'll be starting with the two rounds of Surya Namaskara A and B and slowly progressing forward yet again.

I know that I need to take my time and not beat myself up about where I am in my practice but its hard. I was up to Navasana (sometimes past if I cheated the system) and now I'm starting over.

On a new note: I start my teacher training in February!! That is a mere month and a half away! Wow I'm stoked and scared all at the same time. Not sure what to expect (outside of lots of studying and listening). But I am excited. Nevertheless, I have a month and a half to gain some ground in my practice. I'm actually thinking of doing different sequences than my Ashtanga practice (or maybe doing both) since its not an Ashtanga certification I'm going for. Although I do wish we could gain one in the states verses flying to India, which I have full intention of beginning to do starting 2013. :)

Alas, my progress starts yet again :)


  1. Turbo Fire will definitely kick your butt, it's one of the best cardio exercises I've ever done. I did a hybrid round last year combining Turbo Fire and Chalean Xtreme and loved it! Wish I had enough time to do more of it.
    You must be really excited for you teacher training! Are you going for Hatha certification?

    1. I want to try Chalene Xtreme but we'll see. Beachbody has so many products it's unreal. I'm a coach for them (just starting) so I'm stoked about that.

      As far as certification.... It is Hatha. I think it will have a vinyasa feel to it though just because the instructors teach vinyasa a lot. They're great women and I look forward to learning from them :). Are you certified?

  2. No I am not certified. I think I am too beginner to attend a teacher training program. I believe that when it comes to yoga you are always a student but I guess it is still too early for me. I am now focusing on learning more about yogic history and philosophy and I may consider it in the next 2-3 years. But first I want to take a trip to Mysore.
    Oh, you must be very excited right? I mean, I will be attending a 30 hour yoga asana immersion and I'm totally excited about it, can only imagine how you feel! :)

    1. What all are you studying exactly? Source wise I mean. I have so many books that I want to read but not enough time in a day haha. I'm currently reading a book on meditation and trying to make my way through Maehle's Pranayama book as well as B.K.S Iyengar's Light on Yoga. Although I haven't read the last two since before November. :/

      I am excited about the training. Nervous too. Very nervous. I think I need to learn more things and that it may be too soon after giving birth but my teacher said I would be fine. I used to have a strong practice (minus head stands) at least until I got pregnant.