Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thoughtful: To Yoga, Or Not To Yoga

No, those aren't pillows. They are bolsters!
I went to yoga twice yesterday and I'm going to a 1 hour and 15 minute class today. (Plus I taught Cycle at 6am and I'm possibly teaching a cardio class tonight at 6:45...) I've also scheduled on my calendar every yoga (and fitness) class that I plan on going to (or teaching) between now and the end of the year. Yes, I know I have issues.

I've always been interested in yoga. Someone like me who deals with anxiety and stress (about everything) has to find ways to deal with it (that are healthy!). Yoga definitely helps me with that. I love going into a class and being able to focus on just my breathing and the flow. I feel strong and confident during the poses/flow and the perfect class leaves me just exhausted enough that I actually want to lay there with my eyes closed for the last few minutes. It's amazing how much better you feel.

I have always wanted to get into teaching yoga, but teaching yoga is not like teaching aerobics. It's a bit more involved. I am looking into a 200 Hour RYT program. If I had the money (and extra time) I would probably not be fretting over this decision so much. Okay. That's a lie. BUT, it would probably be an easier decision (right?). I just worry that my practice isn't strong enough or maybe it's not my personality..or ..or...the list could go on. I'm not going to sit here and bore you with all of that, however, I will ask you what your thoughts are on this topic?

Yesterday I was finally able to get back into my 'normal' routine. I had my first smoothie in over two weeks, I had an organic PB&J with organic baby carrots and string cheese for lunch. In the afternoon I had a Clif Kid's Z Bar and a soy latte. Before my second yoga class yesterday evening I had an apple.

For dinner, I made risotto and sauteed shrimp:

That's a lot of shrimp
I ate about half of this salad

What all did you do and eat yesterday?

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