Have you ever run across a blog or an article where someone was living a healthy and balanced life and wished was a little bit more balanced too? Or maybe someone was running past you in the morning in their snazzy outfit and you saw how toned their body was. For months, no I admit for a few years now, I have always thought that I need to do more exercise, I want to get fit, I want to get toned. I made a few attempts here and there to start exercising. I ran the treadmill for 30 minutes for…two days. I bought a yoga dvd and followed it a couple times here and there for a year. Last year I took a yoga class three times a week for about two months until my schedule changed and I couldn’t fit it in.
Here I am, at it again. I wiped off my yoga mat and dusted off my “Essential Yoga for Inflexible People” yesterday morning and followed it for 20 minutes. It was easy-going but I felt like I was saying hello to a lot of muscles in my body that I usually don’t pay any attention to. It also felt like my spine was stretched out which was nice as I tend to slump when I sit in front of the computer at work all day.
This morning is day two and I did my yoga as soon as I woke up. I was feeling a bit dizzy at the end of fifteen minutes so I decided to stop there rather than push myself further. The sequence started at Mountain Pose down to a lunge and into a Downward Dog position. Kip thought this was super exciting and excitedly licked my face and started rubbing his body in my face. Kip does a little “Doga” himself every morning. He does the “Extended Puppy Pose” and his own little version of Downward Dog, which kind of reminds me of a cat stretching out it’s back by hunching it.
Have you started an exercise routine and stuck to it? Leave me some advice on keeping to it!