Not only did she lose 121 lbs. during the season but she came out totally toned and packing some major muscle. I'm pretty sure that the doctor on the show said she made a new record of the amount of muscle gained by a contestant, I think it was 19 lbs? She is totally my hero.
Ok back to the the actual post! This week coming up the challenge is to try a new workout. As I have started getting into fitness this past year I've tried some new things and have loved them. Doing the same thing everyday is not only boring, but doesn't help you to change your body. It's important to mix up your workouts and when you're running it's especially important to cross train and give your legs a rest.
Bikram Yoga is one of my new favorite things. It was really daunting at first, everyone told me was I going to pass out during my first class. However I totally rocked it (I think my dancing past kicks in to give me great balance & flexibility) and got compliments from the instructor. I'm looking forward to taking more classes with Bikram Yoga Richmond. Two of my other favorite workouts are Spinning and BodyPump.
I love that BodyPump gets me some great cardio, but is also amazing strength training. I'm awful when it comes to doing weights work by myself so I love that this class guides me through it. I'm sad that the gym where I work is no longer offering this so I might just have to join the local gym for some better classes.
Check out my Health and Exercise board on Pinterest for some inspiration as you look for a new workout to try this week. Doesn't matter if you do well, but go out there and try something new. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a recap of week two's challenge!