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How I lost weight with yoga doing the 3 Week Yoga Retreat – My 3 Week Yoga Retreat Review!
3 Week Yoga Retreat Review for all of you yogis to be! I definitely entered this program with a little hesitation and a lot of resistance (pun intended yogi friends 🙂 ) Mostly because I have done yoga for the past 8 years AND have completed some pretty killer programs (hello ego!) So did I think the 3 week yoga retreat would be easy peasy for me? Pretty much yes.
So as luck would have it, I pulled a back muscle weight lifting. Lesson learned – more stretching before lifting heavy things!! Not enough stretching and too much rushing led to a back muscle that was begging me to put on the brakes. Also, with Core de Force launching in November, I knew I wanted to be at 100% to be ready for it. Enter 3 week yoga retreat. On top of all of this, I hate to admit it but my 80/20 clean eating lifestyle was starting to slip. Too many treats, too many tastes of kid food. I still felt fit but knew my nutrition needed a kick in the pants. Luckily, the retreat’s meal plan is heavy on the plants. So October, you are all about relaxation, de-stressing, plant-eating, and muscle healing.
So week 1. Pure shock. Not only did I get schooled by Vytas on correct posing, but the first week is all about foundation. Meaning you hold poses. For awhile. Not easy for muscles full of stress and resistance. But oh so good for me!
My 3 Week Yoga Retreat Review – I loved each week! Each day of the 3 week yoga retreat provides a different focus.
Week 1 was all about the foundation. Setting up the proper poses, doing things the right way so that you are getting the most out of the pose, feeling like you are doing it right, and preventing injury!
Monday – Core
Tuesday – Stretch
Wednesday – Balance
Thursday – Flow
Friday – Flow on the go
Saturday – Relax
Sunday – Take 10
Now, on to the meal plan. Like I said its heavy on the plants 🙂 which is a good thing right? But when I saw a lot of veggies, rice, and not a ton of meat (mostly shrimp, fish and chicken) I was really afraid the food would be boring and I’d be starving. I was shocked at how good the recipes were. Even my hubby liked them. I was a little hungry at the beginning of the week, but I do think that was a result of my body adjusting from vacation eating (eek!) to smaller portions.
A sneak peek into my 3 week yoga retreat meals!
My 3 Week Yoga Retreat Review and Week 1 Results!
Coming back from vacation was a little challenging but I knew I needed to reign in my nutrition. And friends, nutrition is the battle. Its all of the battle. Following the meal plan, and finding the time to de-stress! I was blown away by my results in 4 days… 4.4 pounds and 1 inch in my stomach!
Verdict: I was totally wrong in my initial reaction to this program. I thought I’d have zero results (obviously wrong) and I’d be bored with the program. I actually look forward to this time every day and the de-stressing has greatly helped me sleep and get myself all stretched out!
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