I have done many different kinds of exercise in my lifetime. I have done everything from aerobics to walking, to running, to biking. I enjoyed Jane Fonda and Calinetics and Jazzercise.
I can hardly believe I appeared in public in a leotard, leg warmers, and sweatband. And I didn’t think I looked half bad. Can anyone say “delusional”? Giggle!
I still do a lot of walking, but I have settled on one form of exercise that I love-yoga. If you haven’t tried it, I encourage you to put on some comfy clothes and give it a whirl. It has kept me flexible and helps me manage stress. Deep breathing is very calming and I think something we all need to do more.
Anyone who thinks yoga can’t be a workout has never tried power yoga. I don’t think I ever sweat as much as during the yoga classes I take when we visit 30A.
If you live in the boonies like me and have trouble finding convenient yoga classes or just don’t have time to add another outside activity, there are many free classes on youtube.
Earlier in June, I signed up for an online course by Sadie Nardini called 21 Day Yoga Body. I was several days into it when I had a little accident on Starsky, my red scooter, and had to stop.
Even though I have been practicing for years,I was beginning to see some significant results in my core strength. I was so bummed when I realized that it was going to be several days before I was going to be able to do much of anything. I knew the flab would rush back and my gains would be lost. That is just the way it works, isn’t it? If you don’t use it, you lose it.
Guess what? I was right.
So today I started over. I’m not beating myself up, I’m not spending another second complaining over what I lost. I’m just thankful that I am able to begin again.
Is anyone else “starting over” today?