I was a bit sensitive last week in the Fit Friday post. I’d just stared yoga classes and as excited as I was to recommit to my fitness journey and bring some accountability by signing up for a group class, I wasn’t expecting for it to be so… emotional.
I had gone to two classes and felt so uncomfortable seeing myself in the mirror for an hour. I couldn’t believe how big I’d gotten after losing weight just a couple of months ago. I felt frumpy and just couldn’t identify with the person in the mirror.
What a difference a week makes! I pulled up some yoga sessions on YouTube and practiced at home over the weekend. My girls got involved with me and we had some good laughs (mainly at my expense but all in good fun!). This week I felt empowered after both classes. I’m still not 100% comfortable with myself but I already feel better than the week before. I’m amazed at how much progress you can make in a week! I’m able to do poses more accurately, have less pain while contorting myself, can hold the poses longer and I feel stronger. I’m just a few classes away from doing the Salamba sirsasana (headstand) on my own!
I have a long way to go to get where I want to be, but I’m taking the right steps to get there! I feel better about myself than I did last week. I love the feeling I have after class! I’m relaxed and euphoric. I’m going to try to start incorporating yoga into everyday even though I only have class twice a week. I think I can commit to 20 minutes a day. I’ll be touching on this more in my reflection post for week 1 of the Kindness Challenge so I don’t want to give too much away but I’m just surprised to see how quickly I’ve seen improvements by just going to 4 classes!
How’s your fitness journey going? What are you doing to get active and stay active? Did you reach your fitness goals this week? What goals do you have for next week? For those of you that commented last week, how did this week go? I’d love to hear how it’s going for you!