Need a Workout Makeover?

Lately, I’ve been doing yoga. I love my yoga ball! I used to do yoga but then stopped to pursue a more rigorous workout routine. Lifting weights, kick-boxing, running, power walking, hiking, and anything that is rather “intense” was my workout routine. I will admit that I still enjoy doing a “high intense” workout. But, I cut back on “how much” I do intense workouts!

Yoga has “transformed” my body, especially my arms! I cannot believe that I finally have “definition” in my arms. Do you know how many repetitions of weights I used to do? Amazing! Yoga is a good way to quiet the mind. It is also good for the mind, body, and spirit connection. When I’m doing yoga, I feel at peace. My mind is quiet, and I focus on my breath. I incorporate the use of a yoga ball (aka stability ball) to strengthen my core. The yoga ball is a challenge because you must “stabilize” yourself on it. You definitely must concentrate when you do crunches! Check out the “Strengthen Your Core” article on weight to learn more.

Om! Om!: I have Cathy Smith’s Yoga, and I really like it. Visit to purchase yoga DVDs and other accessories!

As always, you want to make sure to eat a well-balanced healthy diet. This does not mean sacrifice! Snack Healthy & Be Heart Healthy with Genisoy. I really enjoy Genisoy’s Soy Crisps. They come in great flavors such as Rich Cheddar Cheese, Tangy Salt N’ Vinegar, Ranch (in stores), and Apple Cinnamon Crunch! Yummy!

Perhaps your workout could use a makeover. Why not give yoga a try? You never know what it will do for you. Not only will you tone your arms and lose inches, you will gain a connection with yourself!