To round out the year in terms of motion I have kept a fairly predictable schedule the last few weeks with a mix of yoga and lifting a few days per week. I even did a little run here and there as weather permitted.
I'm not sure what January will bring. I am getting less and less interested in formal exercise and have nearly cut my honest to goodness lifting sessions down to 30 minutes per session. This is a good thing I think because after that amount of time my mind is just not into it anymore and at this point in my life forcing myself is just going to result in an extreme mental backlash, which will result in me saying screw this completely. LOL.
Same with cardio/running. I am down to 30 minutes max and sometimes only 20. Again, I have reached a point where I have an adverse mental reaction at 30 minutes and three seconds...
I wish I could say that yoga or some other form of exercise has taken the place of these things but I go to class about once per week and maybe do some yoga on my own another day. I know the point is not to be "good" at yoga and that the experience and trying is the important part. But, to be quite honest I am so not flexible that it can be frustrating and I have major balance (and dizziness) issues and always have so there are obstacles to my Zen. LOL.
I will most likely finish out the year doing very little in terms of structured exercise. This week, for instance, I have already trained four times so, meeeehhhhhhhh... I feel like anything more will be a bonus. And to think there was a time when I would have lost my mind at the thought of not getting in six days this week! LOL. I wonder what happened to that person? Hmmmmmmm.... I feel she is tired.
In January we start a round of dance lessons. This should be fun and will ensure me a Tuesday night light meal and some time with Sam and some much needed Cha-Cha practice. So, let's see...that's one day of movement per week now about those other days....
Just an update to this journal of healthy movement - I went to yoga twice this past week. First time was a mix class on Saturday morning and then my Intro to Ashtanga Wednesday evening. I was really stiff this week and not very flexible. Was also having a problem with balance. Like worse than in a long time. I ran last Sunday and today. The difference being that last weekend it was warm enough to run outside and today it was 23 degrees when I got up. So, my treadmill was my hero today. LOL. I lifted on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. A nice mix of a week. This week is supposed to be quite cold so I'll be indoors.
Because the ability to express ourselves and care for ourselves through motion is something we should be grateful for...