Week 1 of DDP Yoga is a wrap! I’m glad to say that I’m very happy to have gotten through this first week of the program and I’m excited to see what happens next. My hubby and I spent Sunday prepping our meals for the week. It’s exciting to see us working together for a common goal. I must say admit that going through these exercises gave me new found respect for the program. I actually feel like I got a decent workout in, and the soreness that is in my legs confirms that.
Our Workouts for the week:
|Monday||Diamond Dozen and Energy||I know this doesn’t exactly follow program but we had gone through the Diamond Dozen over the weekend and felt that we could proceed with doing both|
|Wednesday||Diamond Dozen and Energy|
Workouts are going well so far and so is the meal planning. The only exception is the food combining at dinner where it is a little more difficult to keep from pairing a complex carb with a protein. Old habits die hard, however this may be one area where I can tweak the plan a bit to suit my needs and the needs of my family while still maintaining the integrity of the overall plan.
I am happy to say that the Energy workout has challenged me more than I thought a 20 min workout could. The good thing is that everyday gets a little easier and before I know it we will be moving on to the next workout which will increase intensity. I’m so ready for it.
Starting Weight: 180.0
Week 1 Weight: 178.0
I lost 2 pounds this week which is great considering the fact that I was already working out some and had started changing my eating a bit.
As we go through this program I also have to be mindful that I’m starting to prepare myself for racing season. I took most of last year off so I am nowhere close to being ready for my first 5K in April. As of today, I’ve started adding the Couch25K program on the days that I do DDP Yoga because I also need to progress through that program 3 days a week. I feel like after my DDP Yoga sessions I have enough fuel in the tank to get through a 30 minute run/walk session.
My first race of the year is Color Me Rad in April. I’ve done 5k’s before but never a race like this one. At the request of some friends, my youngest daughter and I plan to give it a try. A couple of other races that I’m planning for are another 5k in May, a possible Sprint Duathlon in June, my first Olympic Distance Duathlon in late June and another in late July, and finally Pelotonia (a bike ride that I do every year to raise funds for Cancer Research).
Busy schedule ahead, but I’m excited to get back into the thick of it.