Sunday, January 11, 2009

I yoga'd

In spite of my feeling of crushing exhaustion, I got up and went to a yoga class this morning. Why? Well, first, it was one of my New Year's Resolutions, so, you know, I had to. Second, those acu professors are scary. One yesterday was saying how he can tell everything about a person's health in five minutes. Like that (snaps fingers). And he said he could already tell a lot about our health just from the way we were sitting in class, our body shapes, our complexions, how we talk, etc.

And then, I carpooled yesterday with two of my classmates. Both of whom were complaining about their XS scrubs being too big. So we got onto the subject of exercise, and one of them does like 2 hours a day at the gym - 1 hour of spinning class and 1 hour of mixed cardio and weights. Ummm. Yeah. That is SO not going to happen even if I wanted to do that much, which I don't. My puny little 40 minute walk everyday that up to then had seemed so meritorious seemed to pale into insignificance.

But, I don't want to be the pudgy girl with all the health problems. I want to be the shining, glowing person that everyone looks at with awe. I don't want to be a poor excuse for a health care provider. So I know I need to do more exercise. I had already planned to do more exercise, specifically yoga, and it was just a matter of following through.

So I did it. I got my butt out of bed and into a yoga class. And it kicked my poor sorry ass around, that's for sure. But I am feeling proud of myself.

I am also planning on going back to acu. I haven't been since I stopped the IVF's, because what was the point? But there are many things that could be fixed to bring me into better health, so maybe I will go once every two weeks or so. I'm all about the health...

(and I've lost 5.5 lbs since Christmas.)

6 comments:

Almamay said...

You are an inspiration. I'm still just walking to work and haven't gone to a yoga class as I have promised myself.

bleu said...

Wow awesome on all accounts. Yes I agree a true inspiration.

Miss X said...

I'm so glad I found your blog, though I feel like you've stolen my thoughts. If ony I could actually follow through on my exercise goals.

Tricia said...

Good job on the weight loss! I'm always impressed by people who make and can follow NY resolutions! Wanting to do this to be the healthy glowing person sounds like the best motivation. Its not about a dress size, its about being the healthiest you can, so I'm sure you'll do great.
xxx

andrews said...

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calliope said...

heh. xs scrubs too big. oh that would have crushed me...
very impressed with your get up & go on a Sunday morning. well done!