Friday, January 23, 2009

Yoga Week

I'm not sure if it's the January blahs - maybe the cold weather is slowing me down? Whatever the reason, I've been having the hardest time getting back into my regular exercise routine.

At the beginning of this week I decided that I would find a way to fit in something every day - even if it was something small...So when my Monday evening did not go as planned, and I found it was getting too close to bedtime, I decided to pop in my Candlelight Yoga DVD. I figured a) light exercise is better than no exercise, and b) I could use a little stress relief before trying to sleep.

I always light a fire in the wood stove when we get home from work, and keep it stoked all evening. So when I went down to the basement for my yoga session, the basement was warm and toasty. I thought: this is going to be good.

And it was.

It was so good that I decided to keep it going for the rest of the week. On Tuesday it was getting late and I almost wimped out...on day 2 of my plan?...I told myself there was no reason I could not fit in a half hour of yoga. So I did.

I've managed four days in a row so far, and I plan to do another session tonight. This is the first week this month that I've actually managed to stick to a routine, which feels like an accomplishment.

Also, almostafraidtomentionforfearitwontstickbut, the scale showed a 0.6 lb loss this morning...May not be much, but I'll take it!


~Laura said...

You are doing better than me with the exercising. Since it has been cold I have not been walking. Glad you got the yoga in 4 days and the fire sounds wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Ooh nice, good for you! Right now I keep reading books about exercise but not doing so much of it myself... better get on that.

the Bag Lady said...

I am looking forward to being able to get back at the yoga. My therapist told me to hold off a little while longer. She has referred me to one of the other therapists for the week after next. The new therapist does things in the "gym"....