Monday, May 11, 2009

Tracy Anderson Mat Workout + Green Juice

Practically every morning of late, I start my day with Tracy Anderson's Mat Workout...which I think is fantastic! It probably has been about 2 weeks since I've been adamant about keeping it up and I can definitely see a difference! :) If you read the reviews on Amazon the program received so-so stars, but I say keep it up. When learning anything new - it takes time and discipline. Most of the complaints about this workout routine have been about the lack of direction (when she is changing moves, poses, etc), but once you do it a couple of times you will have the hang of it. Also, you will be thanking her later on for keeping more mum, as many "workout" dvds get repetitive and I think this helps to alleviate that. Here is a YouTube Video I found to give you an idea of what the program is like.

The Tracy Anderson Method is all about awakening and working the "accessory muscles" so that they can pull in the larger muscles which make you look longer, leaner, teeny and toned. The mat workout is about an hour in length and all you need to do it is a chair (used for balance), a yoga mat, and 1, 2 or 3 lb weights (never more than 3lbs).

Tracy suggests you do the mat workout (it's about an hour long) 4-6 times per week, and also a cardio routine (she has a cardio video too!) for 45 minutes in combination with the mat workout. I am still working my way thru the cardio routines. Focusing on routine #2. The cardio is a little harder for me to do as I have to constrain my movements due to limited space, but I still am working on it. I think there are something like 12 cardio routines (not exactly sure on the # as I haven't watched the whole DVD just yet) on the DVD so you can mix it up.

After the workout today I had myself a nice green juice- yum!

Today's juice was a mix of curly kale, cucumber, apple, lemon (actually I used 2 lemons), ginger- all organic of course! I have a nice Breville- which is pretty much all metal and I like it cause it is heavy duty and easy to clean. It is a centrifugal juicer vs a masticating one and when I purchased this one I had done a ton of research and this one was a better fit for me.
Green juice = instant nutrtition and soooo good for you (chlorophyl, trace minerals, vegetable protein, enzymes, alkalizing abilities). Once you start incorporating "greens" you will be amazed that your body will actually start craving them. More details on green juice benefits here.

Yah for Tracy Anderson's Method and Green Juice!

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