For those that may have missed the post a couple of weeks ago, here's a link to it: Arthur's Inspirational Transformation
The reason I'm posting about this is that I showed that video to my husband who, like me, was wanting to exercise indoors this summer due to the extreme heat here in the SW desert. After watching Arthur's video, we checked out the DDP Yoga website and my husband said he thought it looked like fun. He was bored by regular yoga when he tried it years ago but knows flexibility would help his running.
So, we ordered the beginner DVD pack and finally got it last week. (Delayed due to the tremendous response to Arthur's story!) We spent the weekend learning the basic poses, which already showed us we had a long way to go in strengthening and flexibility. This morning, I tried the first workout and was impressed.
If you don't think yoga
can kick your butt, you haven't tried yoga combined with dynamic resistance. It's a good workout and I can recommend this to anyone who might have been intrigued by the previous post. It's great for me because it is no impact yet will still give me a good cardio, strength-training, and flexibility workout while my injured heel recuperates.
For those curious about the nutritional recommendations, there's good and bad. The good:
eliminate processed food, sugar, and dairy. Eat unlimited vegetables. Eat whole foods, preferably organic and local. The bad:
eat lean meat (buffalo) and eggs for protein. Whole carbs okay but somewhat limited due to the recommendation to eat protein servings.
There is, of course, no reason to give up following a low fat, whole foods, plant-based diet just because you choose this exercise program. So, eat the right
way as you've learned here
and check out a different kind of exercise here