Saturday, October 30, 2010

Kathryn Budig, Yoga and Jillian Michaels

As you all know I have absolutely no flexibility.

Yes, that was me running out of a level one gymnastics class in 6th grade with tears streaming down my face because all the other girls could do cartwheels, handsprings and the splits except me.

I played basketball my whole life and added volleyball to the mix in high school and have always enjoyed group sports.

However I have always been terrified of dance, gymnastics and yoga.

Running has really given me the confidence to start trying new things.

I had a blast taking ballet classes with Megan in Honolulu for two months and now Jo has sparked my yoga interest.

I tried yoga twice in Chicago and I was the worst one in the class.

Every move the instructor came over and tried to "fix me" but ultimately couldn't.

It was very embarrassing.

Jo got me to try the Jillian Michaels 30 min. yoga meltdown and I love it!

It's not your typical yoga its more power yoga and Jillian really just wants you to sweat but I feel like its a step in the right direction.

All this yoga talk got me thinking about a girl who went to my college named Kathryn Budig.

I believe she was three years older then me and I didn't know her but everyone said she was a great actress and singer in the department.

I came to find out that she has been practicing and teaching yoga in L.A. and around the world for a few years now.

I looked her up on the internet and came across her website at

The following pictures are from there:

She is incredible!

I've never seen anyone do yoga as good as she can.

She is so much fun to watch and is my current obsession/ inspiration to continue trying yoga.

I encourage everyone to visit her webpage and if you can take one of her classes!

Bravo Kathryn!

Jillian Michaels was actually on our boat last week having a fitness cruise and Jo bought the above DVD and we have been doing it everyday!

Check out Kathryn Budig on youtube:

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