And I feel great! It's working out wonderfully for me, despite my never having a regular exercise routine before. Here are 5 reasons why I think this one is working for me:
- The variety is keeping me interested. I wake up each morning excited to try the new routine & most afternoons I spend a few minutes looking ahead to see what I have to look forward to the next morning.
- All of the routines are around or under 30 minutes long - which means no excuses! It's too easy to fit into my daily routine. I usually do it in the morning, before breakfast, so that it doesn't feel like it's taking any time out of my day at all.
- After practicing my yoga, I feel energized & ready to tackle the day. As a result, my productivity levels have increased significantly. Not only that, but it's become easier getting up in the mornings too.
- My mood has improved as well - I find I have a better attitude towards my day, myself & my exercise routine. I'm taking care of myself & it feels good.
- Results! I've already noticed an improvement in my flexibility & strength & it's only going to keep getting better!
As Jason Crandell, one of the instructor, said in yesterday's routine: be patient, be persistent & be practical. That may just become my new yoga motto, because it sums up what I've learned quite nicely. You can't rush yoga - you can't expect to be as flexible as the instructor, especially if you don't practice daily. And most importantly, don't push it. If the posture is uncomfortable, pull back a little until you're more flexible.
So now the only question that remains is... why haven't you started the challenge?