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Toddler Yoga X

I am currently in my 8th week of the P90x exercise program.

Sometimes, it can be…difficult….to include a workout in your day when you stay-at-home with your kids. I know that sounds bizarre, because, “you’re at home all day, you have ALL THE TIME” (which is a post for another day). But, if I left the house and went to the gym, I wouldn’t have to stop mid-workout to change a massive dirty diaper, break up a fight over who had the Buzz Lightyear doll first, wipe a snotty nose, prepare a snack because “Mama, I’m SOOOO hungry” or a myriad of other “issues” that seem to pop up when mama is not paying all of her attention to them. I’m thankful for this stay-at-home gig, but it’s not all sunshine and lollipops, especially when it comes to having personal downtime.

On the upside? My daughters see me doing something positive for myself and know that exercise should be a part of everyday life. The CUTER upside? My girls try to mimic my moves and cause me to squee. Recently, Amy mentioned that I should attempt to take pictures of the girls copying my moves. On Monday, I did just that.

Please ignore the various clothes scattered around, also please excuse the fact she’s not wearing pants. What did you expect? She’s a toddler.

When doing Yoga X, you want to make sure you stretch first. Sophia is starting with a modified Downward Dog. Um…or is that a modified Crane? According to her, it’s a couch-stand. A soon-to-be hit at your local Yoga studio.


After you are properly stretched, you want to do some kicks, for good measure.
Then, you can curl up into Fetus pose to stretch a little more.

You also want to make sure you do lots of leg extensions. It is very important to stretch your quads and calves.

But don’t neglect your back! Do a few good Cat Stretches. Meowing is not required, but if it helps you, by all means, meow. 
You may end your session with Happy Baby pose. Just because you do Happy Baby does not mean you are a baby. We all know you are a big girl. FYI: the pull-up isn’t helping your cause. Just a thought.

I hope you enjoyed Toddler Yoga X. Look out, Tony, Sophia may be the youngest P90X’er ever.

 

15 comments to Toddler Yoga X

  • Oh my goodness! She’s better at some of those poses than I am! It looks like she’s doing those God awful elevated push-ups from the chest/back video! And the leg climbs from Ab Ripper! haha Congrats on finding time for yourself 🙂

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    natalie Reply:

    She is better than I am, and you’re right, the couch thing does look like the elevated push-ups, but I haven’t done chest/back in so long I had forgotten!

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  • Ahahaha! Happy baby doing the happy baby pose! She’s so adorable. Evan loves downward dog and stretching, but his favorite from Stroller Strides is “fast feet” where you run in place as fast as possible with teeny tiny steps. He’s definitely better at it than I am.

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    natalie Reply:

    The girls love when I do a similar “fast feet” exercise. They try to copy it and end up falling down and laughing. It’s hilarious.

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  • Cutest thing ever. I am a genius. Obviously. Now give me $50 for thinking of your post idea.

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    natalie Reply:

    Well, see, you owe me $50 for coming up w/ the photoshop post title–so how bout we call it even? ;P

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  • Rachel

    too cute! Thanks for the little giggle today 🙂
    (and totally awesome that the girls are being inspired by your dedication!)

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    natalie Reply:

    You’re welcome! It totally made me crack up watching her doing the moves.

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  • Mama Dom

    LOL…….

    I’ve tried working out at home but the girls only want to stand on the wii balance board with me or climb on me when doing yoga OR just insist at that very moment they need to be picked up.

    I had to cave and join the small gym close to home. Contests for not giving up!!!

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    natalie Reply:

    It really is hard, but w/ my husband’s long hours I don’t see how I would be able to fit time in at a gym unless it was late at night, and I’m pooped! I think it is hard no matter how you slice it.

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  • This is adorable!! Tiny Yogi 🙂

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    natalie Reply:

    Thank you! I found it pretty cute.

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  • […] it was all downhill from there. I maybe got 45-50 minutes in. I had to stop, so I started watching Sophia do YogaX and taking […]

  • michele

    This is too cute! Are those diapers or pullups? They look really strong, from all the streches she did. I want to give them a try .

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  • They were pull-ups! Sorry I have been MIA–thanks for stopping by 😉

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