Thursday, April 7, 2011

Namaste' and a 5k

I have been on a bit of a hiatus lately, as we have been having a busy Spring Break.  I have many things to catch up on!  Today, I'll start with a fitness confession...

I have been so out of balance lately.  I have been running in way too many directions.  Thankfully, I am not working my second job this term.  Somehow, instead of feeling more at peace, I have still felt stressed.  I think I am having a hard time "coming down" to a "less busy" state of being.  I have been visited by my old friend anxiety, as I keep feeling like there is something I have forgotten to do... but there's not.  In addition to panic attacks, my tmj has flared up, and my neck is out of whack again.  Good grief - I sound like a 90 year old lunatic!
Anyway, since my back and neck have been bothering me, I decided to pull out my favorite yoga dvd.  In the past, I was a yoga regular.  LOVED it.  Took classes, and practiced at home as well.  Always enjoyed those workouts -  with the exception of that time on the Disney Cruise...I don't care how much of an expert you are, I do NOT recommend yoga on a cruise ship until you are certain you have your sea legs - TRUST me on that one!

Anyway, being pregnant 3 times took the wind out of my sails a bit.  Pregnancy often affects your center of gravity, and for me, it took a long while to recoup.  Couple that with just getting out of the habit and out of shape, blah, blah, blah.

So there I was last night and tonight, enjoying my yoga practice with, a bit of a head rush...but not too bad.  I was surprised at how well I felt in general, even though every bone in my body cracked at some point.  
What was most shocking to me was that I was able to hit and hold crow
More on crow here
probably better than I ever have....which has made me feel real guilty.  
You see, that particular asana was always very challenging, even when I was in much better shape.  Shame on me!  My poor physical body is trying to hang in there for me and I have been totally disrespecting it.  I having been doing lots to support my spiritual health lately, but I have been terribly inconsistent with supporting my physical being.

At our Weight Watchers meeting today, we had an introduction to our 6 week training program for the upcoming Weight Watchers 5k in May 2011.  You can read more about the Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge here.  Last summer, I ran/walked my 1st 5k.  I have set a goal to beat that time, but more importantly than that, I am going to use this 6 weeks of training to really try to focus on good, overall physical health.  I owe it to my body.  I owe it to my spirit.  Everything should be in balance.

I'll keep you posted...and until then, 
the light in me honours the light in you...namaste'!


  1. Congrats on your upcoming 5K! That's awesome girl.

    So proud of you:)

    Hope your weekend is great,

  2. Girl, CROW is impressive!!! That is soooo awesome you can do it. I'm in my 3rd month of Yogalates & sometimes it's hard to go but once I finish I'm always glad I pushed myself. Congrats on the race!

  3. Namaste girl! Work those "innards" in crow pose and work your mind and body always! Yoga has been in our life for a HUGE reason!! Whether it matches in philosophy or not, we have both been drawn to it, I think because we need that quiet-no-stress-peace-of-mind comfort.

  4. Yes, you do owe it to your body - we all do I think. Our bodies work so hard - especially growing those babies! I feel like my body is out of balance too. If I sit on the floor with the kids for longer than ten minutes - I can barely get up. Now who's the 90 year old lunatic?

    Thank you friend for taking the time to visit me at Blogher. It really meant a lot to me! Hugs!


Kerri says:

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! I LOVE reading your comments.

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