Monday, 15 August 2011

Day 1 - Accountable Yoga

I sat recovering from our long morning walk, reading blogs, checking email, that sort of thing, and thought to myself, ok, so yoga is next.  Then I smiled, because there it was: the accountability factor. 

And that's why I'm doing this, right?  The accountability?  Yes, I do believe so.  At least today anyway, because today would've been one of those days I'd have let myself skip it if I weren't doing it as part of this challenge.

So, knees popping, muscles groaning, whole body wobbling against gravity, I did my yoga routine.  And yes, I do feel better for it. 

I do believe this will be a much tougher challenge than the last one.  I abhor exercise, which is why I like yoga.  It's the least horrific of all exercises.  (Although I will begrudgingly admit that when my dog is seized by anxiety and refuses to walk for several days in a row I do miss it and will go without him if he's too stubborn for too long.  That's what walking almost daily-- usually twice a day-- for five years will do to you.)

5 comments:

bob said...

And in my 'everything is connected' world ... just the other day I contacted the guy who runs a yoga class I used to go to to see when the next 6-week session starts up. Haven't done it for over a year and a half and it would be a perfect balance to the running/fitness groove I've gotten myself into over the past couple months.

Namaste.

e4 said...

One down, 29 to go. I hate exercise too. But at least 30 days seems "bite sized". I know people who got into a routine and gradually went from hating it to loving it. Not sure how long that takes, or how to achieve it though...

daisyfae said...

a good start!

Gnu Kid said...

hold onto that thought that you felt better after doing your Day 1. when you don't feel like it tomorrow, remember that moment and get after it. om!

Mitzi G Burger said...

Fantastic! Just play on a loop the voice on an elderly Aussie woman yoga teacher who used to say: "keep the throat soft!" and "don't say you can't, say you can!"