Tuesday, May 17, 2016

NEW BEGINNINGS COME EVERYDAY | HEALTH + FITNESS | YOGA JOURNEY

     It’s almost half way through the year and I am feeling inspired. Inspired to keep working toward being my own boss full-time + working from home.  Inspired to slow down a bit + enjoy the many miracles life has to offer. Most of all, inspired to take care of me! No one can take better care of us than ourselves. These past few months I have been reevaluating the food I put into my body and the things I can do for my body to make it healthier.  I mean, why not? It is the only body I have, might as well take good care of it right?! 
      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!!! 

   
With Love, 

Jen

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