Today is yoga day. And oh how I wish I found it as appealing as it appears in this photo. But, I find it to be like every other exercise. LOL. I seriously dread it. I do my own version of Yoga, which I call Dark Yoga, after I run or do circuits sometimes. It is more like a free flowing yoga-pose based stretching deal. I am all sweaty and tired and I turn the lights off in my workout studio, put on creepy music and just stretch and move.
But I promised myself to yet again try giving real yoga a shot. Due to my aching body mostly.
And I just have a hard time wrapping my mind around it. LOL isn't that funny? Because since I really deep down hate working out anyway I always feel like I need bang for my buck so to speak. Am I sweating? Am I building any muscle, burning any calories? I can be very type A when it comes to workouts. As in - look if I have to do this crap make it worth my while. I need a prize. I need result attainment. I guess I am not considering being able to move when I am 90 result attainment.
I need to shift my focus is all.
One of the great things about having friends that train is that you get a lot of cool workout ideas. So, last night I was introduced to things like "touchdowns" - basically burpees on crack. Also "waves" - impossible without a larger group but sound like a fabulously comical accident just waiting to happen. I was also reintroduced to dive bombers, which I had somehow blocked out of my mind, probably for purposes of my own sanity.
I am heavily into full body training ideas right now, as well as yoga and the release of the mind through pure sweat. This is all due in part to the fact that I see some interesting things that stress is doing to me. Making me forget simple things, be indecisive, struggle with short term planning. This is not the way I wish to have my mind set. The other part of my training choices for the season is due to my back. It has been giving me some trouble lately and I can't afford to ignore it.
So, I have some work to do and it includes getting my mind and body to a more healthy state. People get wrapped up in the weight loss and all that stuff when thinking about exercise. Sometimes exercise is as much about being healthy mentally as anything. It is true that a good sweat releases more than just water. Feel the tension and stress fall away as you run and you know what I mean. Sweat = Release = Peace.
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