Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes. All of the ideas and opinions are my own.
The title is a bit, misleading. Mama’s going to get fit. Hubs has a new career that has him doing much more movement than a regular desk job would allow. I’m talking a minimum of 14K+ steps before he gets home. This tells me two things:
1) I need to up my game.
2) I’m afraid to count my steps. I don’t think the house is big enough for 14,000 steps!
I had the opportunity to experience an Udemy course for the purpose of testing. There were a plethora of choices and I thought that if I’m going to experience a course I might as well do something active. I’ve done yoga before. I’ve done Piyo before. I absolutely stink at both of them. I have the balance threshold of a weeble-wobble. Never-the-less, yoga it was. The course was called The Yoga of Awakening by Seane Corn (you can check the course out here for an awesome discount: http://bit.ly/2cF7eDQ) The instructor was very calm and reminded me of a woodland fairy, you know, exactly how a yoga instructor would be expected to be presented. I’d totally take her hair and flexibility any day.
Let me walk you through my experience.
I decided to begin this course at 10:15 on a Friday night. We already know I’m a WAHM with two littles. Can you imagine trying to do an hour of yoga surrounded by blocks, trucks, a toddler, and a rolly polly baby? Yeah, me neither. So 10:15 it was. Probably not a good idea.
I began making my way through the discussion part of the course that explained the main parts of what I was about to partake in. Then, on to the movement piece.
Step 1: Get off the couch.
Step 2: Put down the wine.
Step 3: Just push play (Aerosmith, anyone?)
The beginning portion was easy peasy, I’ve got this. Then, as yoga does, and as it should, it got quicker and more difficult. I’m not talking jump around quicker, I mean Salutations-up-down-stretch and goodness don’t forget to breathe. Thank goodness Hubs wasn’t watching this endeavor. The first movement exercise experience was a bit over an hour long.
Here’s what I learned, personally, during this time.
-I’m awesome at all of the sitting parts.
-I’m a complete dunce when it comes to balancing, (I truly hope to improve that piece.)
-I need to vacuum.
-I am not flexible.
-I need to do more yoga.
-I can touch and reach past my toes.
-The parts of my body that are great for their specific purposes as a new mom are definitely not conducive to laying flat on the ground in a superman type pose.
-My favorite part of yoga is the last portion when we work on relaxation, breathing, and centering. If I could get a little of that every day, maybe I’d find some more patience.
-I like this course.
If you’re looking to do something from the comfort of your home that has great quality and information, check out Udemy. Bonus: I got an awesome night’s sleep after the relaxation and release of tension. Oh, and I think I’m taller.