Post # 1
I really need some help. I did the thing you’re not supposed to do…I gained weight after the wedding (10kgs OMG)!
I also got really sick last year so it wasn’t just being a lazy pig haha. Now I’m all fixed up and I want to shift this weight.
I have been doing Zumba for the last four weeks and I am LOVING it (3kgs down and I’m set to weigh in tomorrow and hopefully that 4th kilo will be gone)
6 days of Zumba, rest on Saturday weigh on Sunday and then repeat.
But I haven’t been doing any resistance training…and I know I need to…but I hate it so much!
I did the Kim Kardashian workout yesterday and everything hurts…I hate it and I know I’m going to hate every second day now.
I need something that I will enjoy or I won’t stick to it. I enjoy yoga and I was wondering if I could substitute that for the resistance stuff.
I’ve been searching and searching but I can’t find too much, they say Yoga is a good total body workout if you don’t want bulk….and I don’t want bulk.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
Post # 3
Power yoga will get you sore.
If there are no classes around you then you can buy those Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown DVDs, those are all bodyweight training.
Post # 4
@sydneybridetobe1991: Strength training doesn’t make you bulky unless you are eating a metric sh!t tonne of food to go with it. If you’re losing weight then it just helps you look slim, toned and curvy (in a good way). Yoga is great too but don’t believe anyone who says that lifting makes you bulky whilst eating to lose weight.
I do do yoga for stretching, but my main exercise is heavy barbell training. I did my first powerlifting contest today and most of the women were slim, curvy and in no way bulky.
Post # 5
I use yoga as my all over strength training. I used to do more weight stuff but I’ve had some health issues lately that have made a lot of that too hard on me and too exhausting. I really like body weight exercises more than I like weight stuff but that’s just me.
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@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I prefer bodyweight exercises too.
Looks like yoga will be the ticket!
Thanks so much guys
Post # 7
I hate to threadjack but I have to ask: what on earth is the Kim K workout??
Keep up the good work, by the way! Have you ever tried pilates reformer training? AMAZING for toning. All about strengthening and lengthening. You will achieve the most gorgeous, ballerina-esque body.
Post # 8
@sydneybridetobe1991: Yoga is an amazing workout. I got my first real muscle definition after doing some power yoga. I would recommend Rodney Yee’s Power Yoga Total Body Workout and Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga series. They are old school but they are still the best in my opinion. I also agree with @SpecialSundae: that strength training does not add bulk unless you are eating a lot and/or jacking up on steroids. I recommend doing P90X or Crossfit or Insanity to get a really effective workout.
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I will try the yoga dvds I think. I’ve heard a lot about crossfit but going to classes is no longer my thing really..and we’re moving soon so I can’t join at the moment.
Will definitely have a look for those two dvds.
It’s funny, I always loved the sound of yoga as a kid, just for relaxation, and I always wanted to try it and now it might turn out to be exactly what I need
Post # 11
@sydneybridetobe1991: Classes aren’t my thing either so I do P90X for strength training at home. Check those out too because they are really really good. They are pretty intense though so you need to have at least an intermediate level of fitness to do them without collapsing. Yoga is wonderful to be honest. I always feel cleansed and energised after doing it.
Post # 12
@sydneybridetobe1991: Yoga wil make you toned for sure! A lot of studios also offer a class (usually) called yoga sculpt- where you incorporate weights in your vinyasa flow..
I *personally* do not like it that much as it makes me too sore to do regular yoga the next day, but it is for sure a good workout. There may be some DVDs out there for yoga sculpt.
Post # 13
Just bought the Rodney Yee Total Body Power Yoga and his weekly yoga dvds!
So excited. I actually found him the other day and thought it looked really interesting before posting this. That you’ve just confirmed that yoga will help just proves to me that I was meant to find this guys yoga stuff!!!
Can’t wait! 14 days until I have them 😀
For now I think I will just stick to the cardio until the DVD’s come, that way I’m not killing myself with stuff I don’t like.
Post # 14
@sydneybridetobe1991: Awesome! Just a word of warning though: that Total Body Workout is tough! It took me a couple of weeks to ramp up to being able to do the whole thing. I started with 20mins, then 30 minutes and after that it’s okay. I haven’t used the weekly yoga dvds, so I can’t offer any advice there.
Do let us know how it all goes!
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@DesertLady: Thanks! I’m glad you told me that up front because I hate feeling lazy, and missing the ends of workouts but if it’s something a lot of people have had to build up to then I will defintely need to (I can dance for hours but strength and flexibility are shockingly bad)
Will keep you posted!
Also…didn’t lose that 4th kilo this week 🙁 Actually went up a few hundred grams. Don’t know what happened, the eating has been the same and I’m not due for a plateau yet
Post # 16
@sydneybridetobe1991: I don’t have experience with yoga, but I have a couple of friends who are super into yoga and they swear that it tones them up and makes them look tight like no one else’s business. Those two have also told me really good things about pilates.
I’ve also heard really good things about Insanity and P90X. I have a different friend who is very athletic and swears by Insanity and P90X. She has been doing those two programs with a group of people for about a year and a half now and the results she has gotten have been awesome.