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,
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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'!