There are places that you are always welcome, but you must choose to take the path. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part, especially after a long pause or sudden detour. Every journey is filled with emotions but after a set-back, or even a perceived set-back those emotions could be your worst enemy or your excuse not to go forward.
In 2011-2012, I participated in Bikram, hot yoga. I loved it. It was difficult and awkward at first, but soon I could do almost every pose….maybe not to the fullest extent, but I could even muster a standing bow on occasion. Like any practice, you have your good days and you have your better days.
Recently, due to some back and knee injuries I have had a serious back slide with my weight and workout routines. We are finally seeing more sun, so biking will become more frequent, but I miss working out, a good sweat, the endorphin rush, the feeling of accomplishment.
My husband and I began a healthier diet and lifestyle plan this week, as we both feel we have at least 30 lbs to lose to feel better in general. I know having a partner in the process, and having a partner at home eating the same as me will be a big help this time around.
As part of this process, I have decided to incorporate a 1/2 hour (roughly) morning yoga routine. This morning I began with Yoga with Adriene – yoga for complete beginners:
This was a great starting point! I enjoyed how loving she is to herself and her viewers. After so long away from yoga, I was surprised to feel so welcome on the mat. It embraced me like an old friend and I was happy to have those minutes of my morning to get centered and just appreciate my body for everything it is.
I am excited to embark on Adriene’s 30 days of yoga program, and maybe I can even get my husband to try it a few times 😉 What activity have you let go of? Maybe you need to reignite an old friendship in your future 🙂 I know I am missing kettlebells too!
To making your changes for a better you.