Last night I stopped by Walmart to pick up a few exercise DVDs, since I feel like I could use more strength training in my life. One of the DVDs I got was Jillian Michaels’ “Yoga Meltdown“. I did it last night for the first time!
I was expecting to get my butt kicked, since this is Jillian and all, but honestly, it wasn’t that hard. I did the Level 1 Workout, which is for beginners or intermediates. It was 30 minutes of hardcore yoga poses and then movement within the pose for a more of an aerobic workout. I was dripping sweat the entire time, but I didn’t find it that difficult. It was a great workout for sure, but I didn’t get that post-workout sore muscle feeling from it. The most challenging part was the last sequence, a Warrior 3 pose with movement. It was only hard because I couldn’t keep my balance during the pose!
I want to incorporate more strength training and cross training into my workout schedule, since lately I’ve only been running. I want to work my other muscles, mostly my core and arms, because I want it to help me with endurance when I’m running. Especially because I have to run the Boilermaker in 19 days. Holy crap!