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Friday, April 13, 2012

zen

When I woke up this morning at 6:45am, it was cold and rainy. My bed was holding onto me tightly and didn't want to let me go. But I struggled and fought, and finally freed myself from the sheets. I pulled on my gym clothes and uggs and off to the gym I went. The game plan: an hour long yoga class.

Usually yoga sucks. I can't get into it. My breathing isn't right. Body feels weak. My mind is wandering all over the place. But this time, something finally clicked. My body started to relax. My mind was focused on the poses and deep breaths. I didn't let the fact that I'm completely inflexible discourage me and found that I was actually enjoying it. I'm feeling quite zen-like now and am very proud of myself.

Now I just have to keep going and accomplish my goal of channelling my inner Yogi 3x per week. Maybe someday I'll actually look forward to it and for all of my hard work I'll be as limber as a 5 year old kid. A girl can hope, can't she. Hope y'all have a great weekend!

10 comments:

Court said...

I've tried yoga a few times. There's no places close that offer classes, but I have the P90X workout that includes stretch and yoga. I should start doing more. One of the girls I work with swears by it.

sass @ (In)fertility Unexplained said...

I love that feeling. I'm glad you're feeling stronger and more in-tune with your body. It's something I was only just starting to feel when we moved, and I haven't found a yoga studio here yet. (I really want *beginner* yoga. No headstands for me, please!) I hope you have a great weekend too!

DandelionBreeze... aka NYMum said...

Know what you mean about struggling with yoga sometimes... but even 'not so good' sessions always seem to be worth it :) xo

Katie said...

way to go!! I have such a hard time waking up to work out - getting out of bed is the hardest part! have a good weekend!

The Bird said...

Way to go on getting out of your nice warm bed and doing an hour of yoga! I find that it is often a struggle to find the motivation, but I have NEVER regretted any yoga session or jog :) Happy Friday!!

Good Timing said...

I love yoga. At first it was a little intimidating but I went with a friend and it made it that much better of an experience. I hope you continue to go and really let yourself get into it. :)

Kristin said...

way to go!! its hard leaving a warm bed!!

Stork Chaser said...

Awesome!!!! Keep at it and everything will come a little easier. I'm bad. I only practice off and on, but once you got it, you don't lose it. that may also be the reason I'm not as limber as a five year old girl! ;-)

Sunflower said...

Good for you to start yoga. I love it and have been doing it for about 9 years now. I too was very unflexible in the beginning. I recall on my first class I could not forward bend past my knees - talk abut embarassing. But it gets better...just give it time.

smk053078 said...

I have never taken yoga...I don't think I could be quite or that calm for that length of time! ;) I am just trying to get my booty back into the gym. It's soooo hard! proud of you for sticking with it.
xo,
Shanna

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