Please comment below if you would like me to type up all the poses I flowed through. Notice that I added a vinyasa between some poses to get my heart rate back up and to keep my body warm. My hamstrings and hips were extremely tight so I like to get sweating so they loosen up. I incorporated a lot of hip openers and hamstring stretches due to being sore from leg day + it helps contradict working a desk job and sitting for long periods of time.
Fun little video of my yoga flow before my phone died/got overheated. The Arizona sun is NOT one to be messed with. It was in the 80’s and yet my mat still felt like hot lava. Enjoy 🙂 Music: Black Out Days By Phantogram
Studies say that once you have made it to 21 days you have formed a habit; now how do you get there?
If you are considering starting a new healthy habit…good news, you are halfway there! Psychologists believe that when trying to make a change in your life you go through a cycle called the “The stages of change,” also known as the Transtheoretical model. Within the Transtheoretical model there are five different stages: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance- each stage is self explanatory but click here to learn more.
Quick Rundown of Stages of Change:
If you are already thinking about changing a habit then you are most likely in either the contemplation stage or the preparation stage, which are malleable stages, meaning you are motivated to change.
If you were to be in the precontemplation stage, you would not be considering a change nor would you think there is anything wrong with said behavior.
As for action, this means steps have already been taken to change the behavior and you are currently working on your end goal.
Maintenance phase is where you have achieved your goals but are actively working everyday to maintain your progress and achievements.
Now that you have an idea of the Transtheoretical model you can determine which phase you are in and tailor your goals to match that stage of change. For instance, if you are in the contemplation stage you might need a little bit more convincing and motivation in order for you to achieve your goals.
8 Tips for starting a healthy habit (or stopping a bad habit):
Here are some tips that I use to be more environmentally friendly.
1.Stop buying plastic……plastic wrap, plastic straws, plastic sandwich bags, plastic utensils, whatever it may be that you use that is plastic stop buying it! Replacement: reusable versions such as tupperwares, stainless steel straws, beeswax sandwich wraps
2. Invest in a few good reusable bag for your groceries rather than getting plastic or paper bags- you can even buy insulated ones for your perishables and frozen products.
3.If you do use plastic bags when you get your groceries be sure to either reuse them as dog waste bags or take them back to the store for them to be recycled. If you ask an employee they can direct you to where they recycle the bags.