I really appreciate that Adriene is so dedicated to yoga practice and yet brings such an enjoyable sense of humor and overall sense of fun to the mat. I smiled so hard through this!
I am not a gym-lover. I am not a runner. I am also not consistent about practicing yoga, even though I love it.
But I know this about myself: If I find a way to be even slightly active during the day, I will be happier for it.
And so I have been working on that. I have done 20-minute yoga classes, because sometimes I have to ignore my judgy, perfectionist brain telling me I really should practice for an hour and be realistic about what’s going to happen. I tried a Zumba class because 45 minutes of feeling silly was absolutely worth the happy-exhausted feeling I ended with. I even joined a gym because knowing that my husband also plans to go will at least get me out of the house and moving a couple times a week.
And today? Today I did none of those things. Today I opted to walk the 20 minutes between my dentist’s office and a coffee shop, and that was most of my activity for the day. And it counted — my brain and my body tell me it was worth it.
I love that slightly sore feeling you get the day after a good yoga class (or really any satisfying workout) that tells you you’re getting stronger. Yesterday I started the Summer Solstice Countdown from Yoga Today — yes I know I’m a bit late for the solstice, but I had a busy summer and don’t want to miss this series!