Starting My Day with Yoga

I love how good I feel after my yoga class, but I only have class for an hour twice a week. I’ve been doing some yoga at home and my 7 year old loves to do it with me. We’ve been getting up a little early to meditate which is a great day to start her day but she’s a little busy body and has trouble sitting still. We thought it would be a good idea to do yoga in the morning. We get our bodies moving, practice deep breathing and it still clears the mind and helps you to center and focus on the moment.

So tomorrow we will start getting up a little early and going a quiet at home yoga session. The other perk is that her little sister will be asleep so it’s one of the little things that can just be for her and I for the time being. If you are looking to focus on your fitness and health and want to ease into an exercise regimen, I’d love you to join me on this 30 day yoga camp! If you aren’t familiar with Adriene she has a great YouTube channel with lots of videos for you to get moving at home.

We did day 1 of the 30 days today so tomorrow we’ll start day 2. Today’s video was around 30 minutes and tomorrow’s is 50. 50 minutes is pushing it for my daughter so I’ll wake her up half way through and have her get a good 25-30 minutes in because she can handle that. If you are going to join us, let me know in the comments! What are your fitness goals for the week? Let’s get them down in the comments so we know what to focus on for the week and then we’ll look back on Fitness Friday and see how we did!

My Fitness goals for the week-

  1. Do a yoga session every morning
  2. Go to yoga class on Thursday (no class this Tuesday)
  3. Go for a 2 mile walk on Tuesday
  4. Make good food choices (eat more fruits, veggies, juicing)
  5. Drink at least half a gallon of water a day

Here’s the video I did today in case you want to give it a try and join with me!

35 Replies to “Starting My Day with Yoga”

    1. hahahahahah Simon you’re too much!! I’m trying to get in better shape in my 30’s than I was in my 20’s. I have 9 years for that to be seen but I don’t want to wait until the last minute ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. You’re too far away right? I’m not yoga elite yet, I can barely bend my legs to run, let alone round the back of my neck lol
        It’s true… you do! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Haha I’m no yogi, I’ve been to 5 classes in the past 10 years… all of which happen to be this month! No need to do yoga though, any increase in your activity is beneficial.

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      3. I saw something on a poster at school once. I remembered it for some reason. It said:
        Shall I rush your rush job or the rush job that someone came in here with before you rushed in here with your rush job?
        That’s life I think…

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  1. Well, a new yoga with Adriene fan, I did the 30 days of yoga last year, and finished the 30 days of yoga camp too this year. I probably saw all her videos ๐Ÿ™‚ She’s the best!!! She’s my yoga pal…until now…now I have you too ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. That’s great! I did a 30-day yoga challenge once, but with another instructor (Erin Motz from ‘Bad Yogi’). I feel any fitness challenge is a great way to get into doing sports regularly and achieve that feeling of accomplishment, in the end it feels so good! Right now I’m more into HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) and my goals are similar to yours: do a session every morning, eat clean and drink as much water as I can ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Good for you! What an awesome way to start your day! That will get your heart rate up and set the tone for the day ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not there yet, but I hope to be soon. Right now yoga is giving me a routine, I love starting my day off that way and it’s helping to strengthen my core. Here’s to a fitness minded week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Reblogged this on Embracing Life Tribe and commented:
    Embracing life means to live fully and appreciate all that life offers. It also means striving to live a healthier life and happier life, being authentic and following your dreams. Health and peace is advocated here, on The Richness of a Simple Life’s post.


    1. I actually thought of you when I found the yoga camp yesterday. Even though it’s a video she makes sure to remind you of you pose so that things don’t hurt… ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I watched the first few minutes last night (I was tired, didn’t participate, lol), and I really like her. She’s so calm and encouraging. Hopefully I’ll try it today. Thanks for thinking of me! xx ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. She’s amazing! My 18 month old woke up much earlier than usual so I let my oldest sleep in and decided we’d give it a try tomorrow but I did go ahead and do it later. My 18 month old joined in as to be expected hahahaha

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  4. I like your post. That is excellent concise health advice. My wife loves Yoga and I am trying to get on the bandwagon. How do I get my heart rate up with yoga? Or is that not really a purpose for it- is is more so for balance, strength, tone? I am new at this – if you have time could you give me feedback on my site- jon

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  5. I shy away from advice but it’s part of my journey to live a more healthy lifestyle. You know my heart rate does go up. Obviously not to the same extreme as if I were swimming or running but definitely more than sitting ๐Ÿ˜‰ For me, yoga is more about connection, I take that time to connect with myself be in the moment, breathe and just destress. It’s also about strength, flexibility and pushing myself. Some poses are really difficult for me, even in the beginner’s version and so I just push myself to do it the best I can. There’s just something about the whole yoga experience that really appeals to me. Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to meet other bloggers, I’m hosting a blog party you might want to check out ๐Ÿ™‚


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