Well hey there, Friday! Where did you come from? My workload at work has improved dramatically over the past year and my days seem to fly by too quickly. No complaints here, I’m happy for another full weekend with Liam!
Tomorrow he starts swimming lessons again. I really hope he doesn’t freak out this time, but we haven’t been to the pool for awhile so he’s pretty excited to go. And I’m pretty excited to rock my new bathing suit. Beyond that, we don’t really have any other firm plans. I’m hoping the weather will hold up so we can enjoy some time outside at the park.
Before I caught the plague, I had started a 14-day yoga shred via DoYouYoga.com. Since I got sick halfway through and didn’t participate in any activity aside from napping and drinking juice, I figured I would just start over again. Now that I am finally done, I thought I would share my thoughts about the program with you.
After I posted my How To Do Yoga At Home post, a reader mentioned DoYouYoga.com and how much she thought I would enjoy some of the programs on there. I checked out immediately and was excited to see that one of my favourite instructors, Sadie Nardini was featured on the site AND had a free program.
Sign me up!
The 14 Day Yoga Shred is a quick and dirty way to fire up your metabolism and get deep into your core, to help you increase your heart rate and burn calories. The workouts are all less than 15 minutes long, making it hard to come up with an excuse not to do them. Along with the videos, you can track your progress through the program, connect with hundreds of other challengers, and receive daily emails with tips and tricks to be successful in your program. It really is a fool-proof resource for anyone looking to shake things up a bit.
One thing I noticed throughout the program was that some of the workouts seemed fairly easy and beginner level. With such a short workout, I then questioned how effective it would be for someone at my level. I think this would be a great program for someone just getting back into working out or yoga, but would definitely supplement with some additional cardio or weight training if you’re a bit more experienced.
- it’s FREE! DoYouYoga.com has a few programs to choose from, some are premium but there are a few that are free.
– The challenge is short. The whole challenge is 14 days (duh, that’s why it’s the 14 day yoga shred) but the workouts themselves are only 10 minutes long. Everyone has 10 minutes in their day to fit this in. There’s no excuse
– The site allows you to track and share your completed workouts which, along with the daily emails, definitely helps keep you accountable and makes you feel accomplished when you’re done.
– Sadie Nardini is a total bad-ass babe. I absolutely love her style.
- You can’t access the videos offline. You’ll need to make sure you have a wifi connection to be able to follow along.
– Not enough of a challenge for more experienced folks. As I said, I wouldn’t recommend this as your only activity.
All in all, I really enjoyed the program. While I don’t feel like it was affective for me on it’s own, I would definitely look into Sadie’s regular (paid) programs again alongside some extra cardio and strength training. That being said, those core videos were no joke and I was definitely sore the next day!
I hope you enjoy your weekend! Namaste.