The Miley Workout

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I’ve been compared to Miley since I was a teenager. Is it the ever-changing hair (and the coincidence that we make our changes around the same time period?) Is it the hippie attitude towards the world around us? The mantra “you’re lucky I’m doing my yoga or you might be dead”?

I’m sure it’s a combination of all of the above.

I’ve always been a supporter of the idea that “the best workout is the one you actually do.” So, as I’m continuing my yoga routine and finding how it fits into my lifestyle, I wanted to add some additional cardio. I’ve never been athletic – never a runner, never one for sports. I hated gym class. I always liked dancing, though. So, how have I decided to get my cardio in?

I’m learning how to twerk.

Hell yeah I am.

So. Here it is.

My Current Workout Routine

Start: Warmup.
Pick 1-2 songs, semi upbeat and fun (think Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande). Warm up dancing and hip rolls.
Part 2: Twerk.
I’ll pick a VERY upbeat playlist and just…dance. Dance for 20-30 minutes. Don’t be afraid to repeat moves – repeating squats to the beat. There’s no wrong answer, only fun.
Part 3: Usual Yoga Routine
Here is where I’ll pick a target area, work on my strength, and work on my mindfulness. This is a full 1 hour practice, but I’ll sometimes take just half of it on busier days. Either way, I’m still moving at least a half hour every day.

I’m setting it as my unofficial goal to lose a little extra weight before the end of summer. Not a lot – I want all my clothes to still fit, I can NOT afford a new wardrobe.

I say unofficial because if it doesn’t happen, that’s okay. I’m still happy. I’m healthy at my current weight. I could always be healthier, but I’m nowhere near overweight and I’m proud of my body the way it is. Body positive, but always looking to improve.

Either way, I think I’ll be even more like Miley in no time.947336_10153500793008441_1793983004719934857_n (1)

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