Thursday, February 07, 2013
Yesterday was a great day for working out. I got up early and went to the gym before work. (I wanted to vent some stress and wake up completely to stave off early-morning-work-related-pan
ic-attacks) - so I rowed for 10 minutes and jogged for 10 minutes.
It's Payroll week, so work has been crazy - but I did get out of the office for lunch and enjoyed some sunshine. I packed my gym bag and so I went straight to the Y after work.
I walk/jogged for 35 minutes - and I made a new 'record' of jogging for 6 minutes straight! My goal is to be able to jog for a full mile. I jogged about .40 of a mile yesterday. Progress!
Then I participated in the gentle yoga class - it was a really easy class because some new people came - but it was productive because the instructor went into depth on the right way to support the back during backbends and showed us some variations of cobra.
I set the alarm for 5:45am this morning - and I got up, but I settled for doing some push ups and light stretching and cuddling Virgil and Moxie. (I love having snuggly pets!) Ben has class tonight, so I'm planning to take a little run this evening.
Yesterday someone posted a quote about the importance of living life with enthusiasm - because enthusiasm is ultimately an expression of the soul -an exercising of the divine spark. Without enthusiasm, we become shells of routine and necessity. At the end of every yoga session the instructor performs a bit of a 'benediction' saying 'Namaste' - which literally means "I bow to you" - it is an acknowledgement of the soul - the light within that has value and meaning.
There is a tendancy to forget the importance of our soul in between counting calories, salt and sugar intake, stepping on the scale, monitoring minutes and measuring inches. The body is important - but the health of the mind and soul are even more crucial to living a full and meaningful life.
So - Namaste, my friends- your value is immeasurable. I hope you find something that lightens your heart today.