As a mommy it can be hard to find the time to fit a workout goal into my life, especially when I have three little lives dictating my own. With my eldest out of school, chaotic camp schedules and not to mention long summer nights equating to erratic mornings, I knew I needed a plan this summer to keep me motivated and moving forward. Birthed from this need is “Mommy’s Yoga challenge.”
Summer is coming …
Between now and the start of school (a.k.a. the end of summer) are 12 weeks. During these 12 weeks my goal is to master, or at least try my damn hardest achieving, ten different yoga poses that I deem freaking hard. My definition of mastering is achieving holding a pose in correct form for 30 seconds. Each yoga challenge blog post will give my progress (possibly a picture of that progress) and a step by step guide to the pose along with links to sites I’ve found helpful to assist you along your way.
My plan is to also get my little crazy children in on the fun, involving them in the challenge by teaching them the pose and capturing yoga through their innocent eyes. I’m always looking for ways to expend all that energy but also for opportunities to bond with them while sharing a laugh and something I am passionate about.
Summer is coming …
Hopefully other mommies will be inspired to get down on the living room floor or in the grass at the park and strike a pose with their little ones in tow. If yoga isn’t your taste then I hope to at least motivate you to create a challenge of your own to stay active while bonding with your clan this summer. (Find picture updates and post your own via social media with the hashtag #funnymommyyoga.)
Below you will find the ten poses of Mommy’s Yoga Challenge!
Birds of Paradise
Side Plank B
7 thoughts on “Mommy’s Yoga Challenge”
I love this! Before I got pregnant, I was a yoga/Pilates instructor. I am also a dance instructor at a local community college. I have been looking for something to do while out for the summer that won’t take too much time away from my almost one year old. She loves “helping” me stretch. I’m sure sshe’d love to “help” me master these poses as well. Thanks for posting.
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Thanks Leslie! Bravo to you for keeping up with your dancing and not to mention involving your daughter. Get some pictures of her “helping” and share them 🙂 I always like to see some future yogis 🙂 Good luck with the challenge!!
I love this! Before I got pregnant, I was a yoga/Pilates instructor. I am also a dance instructor at a local community college. I have been looking for something to do over the summer that won’t take too much time away from my almost one year old. She loves “helping” me stretch. I’m sure she’d love to “help” me master these poses as well. Thank you so much for posting this.