Have you ever tried yoga? Tim and I started doing—I mean practicing yoga—two years ago after our friend Toyna told us about a DVD she was loving called The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga. I’d always wanted to try yoga but was too intimidated. All that balancing and bending into strange angles. But we took Toyna’s advice and gave the Biggest Loser DVD a try. And loved it. I won’t lie to you—it was very challenging, but we loved it. Simple and straight-forward, with minimal contortions. Is it a little McYoga? Perhaps. But very effective. Plus I find Bob’s drawl charming. By the way, if you do the entire video it will take about an hour. I only do the 5-minute warm-up and the first 20-minute segment. Good enough!
Tim says yoga is the only exercise he’s ever done that truly makes him feel invigorated afterward. I love that I feel much less mushy when I add some yoga into my week. When I have a little more time I like to do Mandy Ingber’s Yogalosophy DVD. Mandy is Jennifer Aniston’s personal guru. So, yes, she’s all celebified. But also very likable and down-to-earth. She works you hard, but in a strangely relaxing way.
After a year or so of wearing a workable pair of yoga pants from Target, I splurged and bought Hatha yoga pants from Lucy. They are so comfortable and I like how they’re sleek through the leg but then fall open nicely over the foot. The only downside is they’re not cheap. But when I was ready to buy a pair, I found a 25 percent off coupon online and that helped. Maybe my next splurge will be one of these.
- It’s Day 12 of the Push-Up Challenge. Have you joined in yet?