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Plank You! [Sep. 10th, 2008|12:54 pm]
Lanette
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PT doctor is mean. I hate "The Plank". I'm the one with the shakey arms cursing in the corner. Skinny people have an advantage in yoga, for sure. I must not be skinny enough yet because I HATE it. I feel like a failure when I do it.

Yoga sucks a big downward dog on the plank. Want to see my cobra? And people say this crap makes you calm? Not me. I'm hostile. I'm a yoga hater.

Perhaps I need to try kickboxing instead?

I am not one of those people who "just loves" exercise. I am one of those people who just loves the results, so will tolerate exercise and try to be positive about it. I think this attitude of, "If you don't love it, why do it?" is crazy. Many things are not fun and you only do them because the result is worth it. It's called sacrifice and we aren't used to it in our culture. Just like work. Work isn't always FUN, but we do it anyways because we want to eat and be paid. I worry that I'll get tired of doing things I don't think are fun and will stop exercising.
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[User Picture]From: czechcakeroll
2008-09-10 08:21 pm (UTC)
I hate yoga with a Passion. It's hard and painful. I would do anything else instead. Like pick off my toenails with a rusty knife.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-10 08:25 pm (UTC)
I like walking, but not uphill. I guess I hate being sweaty. That is the truth.
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[User Picture]From: theda
2008-09-10 08:36 pm (UTC)
I start my yoga class on Sunday.. I'm not thrilled, but I know it will help in the long run :P
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-10 08:38 pm (UTC)
Yogrrrrrrrra. I hope you like your class more than I like my few exercises. :)
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[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2008-09-10 08:42 pm (UTC)
Because of my RSI in my wrists, I do planking on my elbows, and have actually rather gotten to enjoy it. Certainly it's better than other things trainers have had me do.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-10 08:45 pm (UTC)
I do planking on the elbows. Argh. Don't love it.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-10 08:46 pm (UTC)
I only like cooked (fake) sushi, like california rolls. I guess if I weren't doing just the CORE yoga stuff I might like it more.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2008-09-10 08:53 pm (UTC)
Maybe the yoga will grow on you, like a fungus! I don't think I ever actively hated it, but I love it now because I can see what it does for my body. I keep thinking I might go back to pumping iron in addition, but I have this sinewyness to my arms and back that I never had before. I think it's the yoga. And it does build muscle!

Skinny people do have an advantage in yoga, because it's easier to hold up our own body weight, and the poses are easier to get into.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-10 09:02 pm (UTC)
I may also just hate it because my body isn't used to it. Maybe it will adapt a bit.
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[User Picture]From: shonao
2008-09-10 09:09 pm (UTC)
It took me a bit, but I actually enjoy Yoga. Pilates are more aerobic than yoga.

Just remember to breathe, and you can adjust your self to your limits. You don't have to do it perfect.

:)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-10 09:29 pm (UTC)
It could be because my belly is still healing from the major revision too. All of the moves I'm doing are for the core.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-09-10 09:10 pm (UTC)
I love yoga, but some of it is just nuts. I do the Nemaste Yoga on FitTV and there's this one pose (I think it's called a crane.) where you squat, put your hands on the ground between your feet and then your supposed to rest your knees on your elbows and somehow lift your feet into the air. YEAH RIGHT! *lol*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-10 09:30 pm (UTC)
Some of the positions are a riot! I think Pilates might be more for me. I'm going to try that. My Mom said she might want to take a class of it.
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[User Picture]From: anomalous_girl
2008-09-10 09:31 pm (UTC)
Any kind of martial arts is a great work out and pretty fun too. I loved doing it! I also heard that kickboxing rocks.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-09-10 09:33 pm (UTC)
I am naturally aggressive, so I might like that. I have lots of energy to get out, but I don't like to get hurt or hurt others, so real fighting would not be for me.
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[User Picture]From: matrixx
2008-09-10 09:57 pm (UTC)
Once you push through that first week of pain, yoga should hurt a lot less. I'm crazy, though; the more it hurts, the more I love it. I like exercise in general, but I can't stand Pilates, so I guess it all comes down to personal preference.
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[User Picture]From: cerridwenskye
2008-09-11 03:28 am (UTC)
kickboxing is a lot of fun! i did it for a little while, then was too poor for it, but could probably afford to do it again. I'm thinking about it.
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[User Picture]From: verybadlady
2008-09-11 04:01 am (UTC)
Ugh, the plank was the death of me. HATE HATE HATE
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2008-09-11 01:53 pm (UTC)
This is so funny, I'm taking Yoga in college this semester. Dr. Osborne wanted us to grab our feet, straighten our legs and rock back on our butts with our feet in the air. I just sat there, looked at her and said, "That one goes on my to do list because it ain't happening right now." I can do one leg, but not both, my hamstrings are waaaaay to tight.
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