So you remember the other day when I mentioned my hip flexors were feeling a bit tight? Well on day three (yesterday), they felt super tight! As these next 100 days are about getting stronger and back to full strength, I took the decision to use day three as a rest day. I could have done another yoga session, don’t get me wrong, but the whole point of a rest day is to allow your body longer to repair itself and it’s that resting process that actually gets you stronger.
Which got me thinking, I want to be doing something every day, even on rest days. From now on, if that happens again when I need a day of rest then I’ll fill it with a meditation session and share with you that experience.
Meditation really helps me unwind, it’s kind of like in the same way yoga does, it’s like turning a computer on and off again. Refreshing me and getting rid of any unnecessary junk!
Day Four- Yoga
Body condition: Feeling refreshed, although slightly sore on my inner thighs and hip flexors.
As my last yoga session wasn’t as good as I was hoping, I decided to do a video from a person that I’ve done before.
If you’ve ever YouTube’d the word “yoga” I’m sure you’ve come across her as she has nearly two million followers! It was by Yoga with Adriene and the video was from a 30-day yoga series she done a while back.
As my legs weren’t exactly in the best of conditions I decided to one that didn’t seem too challenging. It was a good choice!
I don’t know what it is about Adriene’s voice but it’s so soft that I feel super relaxed all the way through, even when I’m struggling to hold some kind of odd lunging position!
I really like her style too because she clearly loves her craft and makes it all about making it feel unique for everyone and encourages you to adapt it to your own style.
It has a few challenging moves in but overall it’s just a really great workout that gets your body moving, stretching and testing your flexibility. It was exactly what I was after.
By the end of it, I was so relieved of any tension and relaxed that I let the video finish and spent the next 10 minutes laying there in a half meditation, half bliss state!
Video rating: 9/10
It has done everything I wanted it to do. I felt super relaxed and worked out at the same time.
Definitely give this workout a go!
Tomorrow I’m going to be doing a 5k Park Run as part of my HIIT session. My goal is to get around 20 minutes, so lets see how it goes!