I am finally not feeling sore after my first personal training session this past Tuesday. As I stated in my previous post about my one word for 2013, I was committing to challenge myself this year. I needed to rebuild my core strength after the births of my two girls. I made it through my first session. I found reserves of strength and flexibility that I did not know I had. I even had fun and joked with my trainer while I was lifting weights. This half hour flew by as I alternated lifting weights with jogging laps around the indoor track. I have never been more grateful for my yoga practice which allowed me to breathe through these exercises.
I finally realized that making time for exercise is essential for my mental and physical wellbeing. High cholesterol and diabetes run in my family. If I want to model healthy behavior and choices for my girls, I need to take care of myself. I took it easy this past week as I recovered from my first training session. I practiced yoga, and I walked. I also realize that I tend oto overcompensate and push myself too hard. I am easing back into exercise after being very inconsistent the past few months. Tonight I am feeling anxious, so I am taking a break from my computer and relaxing into some vinyasa flow yoga. Exercise helps clear my mind and stop my busy brain. Any advice for me as I continue this journey towards wellness? What has worked for you?