As far as food goes, I am currently + have always been a meat eater. I don’t think I can totally give up meat. However, my view on eating meat or “flesh” has become skewed a bit. Maybe I am getting older, but when I chew a piece of thick steak, I find myself feeling weird about chewing on “flesh”. Don’t get me wrong, I love myself some, Korean Bulgogi!!! I don’t think I can live without it. So maybe a compromise for my body is eating thinly sliced meat. Hahaha! So that is my little rant about food that I have been conflicting with myself lately.
Now onto the topic of being more physically active.. So the past 5+ years or so, I haven’t been to a gym or done any kind of organized exercise regimen. To be brutally honest with myself, I have been LAZY! For my day job, I am walking and on my feet all day, so I made myself believe that I was being active enough. What a big lie I had been living for too long! My body started changing. I can feel the sluggishness, I could feel the aches + pains. I can feel the weight I had collected. More importantly, I can feel sadness + defeat coming over me.
People around me were excitedly talking about the work out classes they have been going to. I would hear people say they just got home from the gym, when I’d see them. I quitely thought to myself, “One day, I’ll start….”.
I had been kindly given a GROUPON for 5-trial classes at a local Yoga Studio, that offered a wide variety of yoga + other fitness classes. I placed it on my dining table for about 2 weeks, then brought it to the top of my desk for another 2 weeks. I figured, I would “Get to it soon”. Finally that “one day” came. I called my cousin to see when she was available to come with me. My first class was a Zumba class, last week. It was exhilarating, fun and made me sweat a lot!! Loved it!
Last night I experienced my very first Yoga class, “Gentle Yoga"!! First and foremost, I want to give credit for people who “do Yoga”! OH MY GOSH!! It was so hard and challenging. I stretched my body in ways I have never done before. My body did creak here and there, but I survived the class. So here is a photo of myself, right before going to my very first Yoga Class.
My goal is to stick it through, the best I can + continue to take more classes. I signed up for another Yoga class this Thursday, “Yin+Reiki+Meditation” and then Zumba next Monday! I want to be the best me I can be and give myself more opportunities in life. Thanks for taking the time to read this blog post. I hope to share many more with you. Have an amazing day!!!