Can a Real Girl Get Jennifer Aniston's Yoga Body?
Before you sign up for those spendy yoga classes or personal training sessions, look at what the famous "Friend's" at-home yoga workout did for our writer
It's just that I pick a "hidden" detour: I participate in a Saturday morning boot camp.
How can working out more be considered a detour? For starters, I've never done a boot camp. Ever. And this particular boot camp kicks my butt. Here's how it goes: I'm forced to do as many jumping jacks, squats, and weight repetitions as I can bust out in one-minute time frames. After just 10 minutes of this military style torture, I'm dizzy and feel like I might pass out. What have I done?
Yogalosophy is the complete opposite of boot camp -- everything in Mandy's workout is done in sets of eight: repetitions, breaths, and pulses. Why? Mandy says that eight is the number of power and abundance. Eight reps are easier on my body than countless military drills. Go figure.
After a session with Mandy I feel calm, relaxed, and strong. After boot camp? I'm exhausted, depleted, and weak. I've never been beaten up before, but I imagine it feels something like this.
The next day, I wake up sore. Too sore to work out. The following day is even worse. My muscles are on fire and I can barely move. So, I don't.
My mind is telling me to work out, but my body is begging me to leave it alone. My body wins, and I miss five days of Yogalosophy.
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