Oh, boy, I am sore. That is, my body feels like it’s been through the ringer (see photo above), has lots of achy spots, and is just plain tired. As part of my lifelong intention to be healthy and fit (note that I did not say 2013 new year resolution – this intention started at age 13 when I decided to go out for track in Junior High), I have been getting back into my fitness routine after having lightened things up during the holiday (a gift I give to myself).
I had pushed through two sets during Friday’s weight-lifting, and yesterday I attended ‘yoga with Shelly’. I love yoga with Shelly. She was on fire yesterday, however, and lit one under me, too…very challenging practice. I think it was just as hard to avoid judging myself in some negative way for needing to modify some of the postures and to move to a resting posture several times as it was to breath through some of the challenging postures. It feels good to challenge myself and know that I am taking care of my body (and to accept that I am not some perfect yogini). So each time I ooh and ah when a little ache speaks to me today, I am going to say “Go girl – you are moving toward health – isn’t that grand?!”