My blogs have become somewhat directed at my new obsessions lately. Who knew I would become so engaged in actual exercise that if I’m not doing it, I feel obligated to write about it? I suppose the benefits I am seeing surpass what I had ever expected, however there have also been a few detriments along the way as well.
BENEFIT: I have a considerable amount of excess energy I didn’t know was there to be uncovered.
DETRIMENT: I love running in the evenings, especially around sunset, so I come home full of energy which ends up with fewer hours of sleep 😦
BENEFIT: I love yoga classes
DETRIMENT: I don’t love overcrowded yoga classes where warrior pose means fighting for space
BENEFIT: Cute running and yoga clothes!
DETRIMENT: Husband rolling his eyes when I come home with new cute running and yoga clothes!
BENEFIT: Feeling like a super model in my cute running and yoga clothes
DETRIMENT: Realizing I’m not a super model as I feel the jiggle as I run and seeing the rolls as I contort into yoga poses
BENEFIT: I actually remember to take my vitamins
DETRIMENT: My muscles remind me to take Advil 😦
BENEFIT: I have become more aware of what I am eating
DETRIMENT: I am upset at the realization that some of my favourite foods are making me feel awful
BENEFIT: I feel stronger
DETRIMENT: I have actually gained weight, not lost (muscle weighs more than fat right? 😉 )
BENEFIT: I am out exploring my community as well as a few others on my runs so will be posting some new photos of my amazing city
DETRIMENT: Being so caught up in looking cute, I forget to bring my camera along on my runs!
BENEFIT: My Muse loves running and yoga and as a result has not stopped talking for the past few weeks and is even yelling above my iPod playlist
DETRIMENT: Distractions and procrastinations run rampant in my life (pun intended) as I run, do yoga and then must write to keep my muse happy thus putting off what I really should be doing!
To be really cliché, I constantly wonder, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” despite the setbacks? Granted, I still have moments of talking myself out of running or going to yoga class and a few times, my excuses have won. I have been at it for a month now and the excuses are fewer and fewer as they are now shifting to procrastinating doing laundry as I think I had better get out for a run, just in case the weather suddenly turns bad over the next few hours, and trust me, it can change that fast in Calgary. As the weather is slowly creeping into spring, I can’t help but wonder what other new fitness craziness I will discover. I’m open to suggestions!
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