Keto Day 41: Last Workout of 2nd Week of DDP Yoga

DDP Yoga Day 13
New Wake-Up 2.0
Energy Classic
20 minute walk (Dreadmill) 2.5mph

I was up today before my Fitbit alarm went off.  My body has started doing that.  Waking me up anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour before I’m “scheduled” to wake up.  So I got up, let the dogs out, and did my wake-up routine.

Today I pushed myself though. I did the full unmodified pushup in plank position. No knees for me!  My form needs work, I could feel my butt raised up a little so that’s something I need to work on – but I challenged myself and did it!

I still have Energy to do later as well as my walk on the Dreadmill. 😀  Going to put everything I have into my workouts today since tomorrow’s rest day.  So far today I feel a lot better than last Sunday.  This is the end of my second week doing DDP Yoga.  The difference in my strength, especially my upper body, is already noticeable. I love it.

The back pain I had going into this – which was my real catalyst to start DDP Yoga again – has all but disappeared.  I still feel twinges when I do anything that requires persistent bending or leaning over (like doing dishes), but it’s nothing terrible and will hopefully be eased as I lose more weight.

So yeah – rest day tomorrow as the last day of my second week,  then weigh in on Tuesday.  This has been a week of challenges.  I faced them and conquered them.  I’m very happy with my progress so far and look forward to stepping into Week 3.

Workouts Completed
Day 13 – Week 2 rest days are counted
Total: 20
(Started 11/29) 
Wake-Up: 8
Energy: 6
Fat Burner: 5
Live Workout 12/8

Keto Day 39: Stronger than Yesterday

DDP Yoga Day 11
New Wake-up 2.0
Energy Classic
20 minute walk – 2.5 mph

Since November 1st, when I started my keto meal plan, I’ve also been doing simple workouts every day, just to get my body used to moving since I was extremely out of shape. I started with 10 squats, 10 crunches, 10 wall pushups (because let’s face it – my upper body strength has never been anything to envy), and 15 minutes a 2.0 mph on the treadmill . I’ve been adding to the totals as I get stronger, and this week I’m at 14 squats and pushups, and 20 crunches.

I dropped the walk on the 29th when I added DDP, but I added it back in today. I got to about 8 minutes at 2.0 mph but wasn’t feeling the usual ache in my shins. Before, I would be huffing and puffing with a lot of leg pain by 15 minutes. Whimpering – wanting to quit early.

Today wasn’t such a day. I pushed past 8 minutes to 10, and decided to up the pace to get my heart rate up. I pushed it up to just 2.5 mph and went 2 minutes at that pace, then a minute back at 2 for a minute, then back to 2.5 for another 2 minutes, and so on. I got to 20 minutes and stopped. My shins never once hurt. My ankles – no pain. None of the ouchies and roadblocks that were present last month when I would walk. Amazing!

I thought huh – maybe I should try a normal pushup. In my blog from yesterday, I said I groan inwardly whenever it’s time for the pushups in the DDP Yoga workout. I do them, but I shake the whole time – the 3 count slow lower/lift and the hold really get to me. Anyway, I got on the ground and proceeded to crank out 10 dropped knee modified pushups like they were nothing. I probably could have gone further but I was kinda shocked. I wasn’t even tired at 10. That’s never happened before. Before when I try to do pushups, I have to stop before 10.

That’s a heck of a NSV for me. I got very excited, there were some happy tears, and I’m very much looking forward to pushups tomorrow. Next week I’ll be working on non-modified normal ones – I might have to still modify in the workouts – but I lift up as much as I can.

I’m already so much stronger than 11 days ago, and each day I’m stronger than the day before. How strong will I be in the next 11? The next 30, 90? 365?


Rest days are counted in my day counts. They’re just as important!

Workouts Completed
(Started 11/29 – Day 11 – Week 2)
Wake-Up: 6
Energy: 5
Fat Burner: 4
Live Workout 12/8

Keto Day 38: First Live DDP Yoga Workout

DDP Yoga Day 10
New Wake-up 2.0
Live workout on DDPYogaNow App (12/8)

Soooo, I challenged myself today.  I’ve been eyeing that app countdown to the live workout all week, working up the nerve to just jump in and try it.  Well, I did.  And there were tears.

It was dubbed “beginner beginner,” but boy, I put everything I could into it.  I engaged the entire time, watched my HRM carefully to not hurt myself, but I must have gotten hot or just emotional? Who knows, but I started sobbing a little at one point.  Not from pain – I didn’t hurt myself.  I was just super shaky and couldn’t stop sobbing. It’s slightly embarrassing, but there you have it.

I kept doing the poses as well I as could.  My kid, who is just awesome, turned a fan to blow on me to help cool me down, kept bringing me water so I could push on.  I didn’t quit.  I did the full 50 minutes (or 45 he started a little late), to the best of my abilities.  Now that I’m fully cooled down, I feel AMAZING!

I ended up burning 390 calories, and my heart stayed in the cardio zone for 33 minutes.  Despite the tears, I’m kinda proud of myself.  Since starting – 10 days ago – I’ve only alternated between Energy Classic and Fat Burner Classic – and Fat Burner really kinda kicks my butt when I put everything into it.  This one – even though it was a beginner class – let me put a lot into it and get a lot back out.

My strength is building, but I still groan inwardly when it’s time for pushups.  I modify on my knees of course, and do what I can (usually hold for 9 – though I’ve been trying to go down more lately).  I can do much more than I did 10 days ago, that’s for sure.

But yeah.  It’s my workout, I’ll cry if I want to!

Workouts Completed
(Started 11/29)
Wake-Up: 5
Energy: 4
Fat Burner: 4
Live Workout 12/8