Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fitting up for February

I stopped at Target on the way to the after-school program and treated myself to a couple of new pairs of yoga pants.  Maybe it's something left over from my childhood, when the weeks before the first day of school were always filled with frenzied shopping, but for me starting something new always requires some ritual "new" thing.  Food is easy...the "new" thing is always the fresh food that I purchase.  Re-commiting to a fitness regimen requires something just as tangible, and not as fungible. 

In the last couple days I've been considering ways to add activity to my daily routine.  My husband gave me 12 sessions with a personal trainer as a Christmas gift, but I feel like too much of a slug to even begin to work with her again.  And I like going to the gym when it's quiet, so that means tinkering with the schedule I've fallen into.  But I also want to recommit to other things.  Today I'm going to watch that Rodney Yee AM/PM yoga tape I bought myself as a Survived-the-Winter-Holiday-Madness reward and clean my yoga mat that's been languishing in a corner of my writing room.  And something else I've decided to do is to see how many times I can run up and down the steps each time I make myself a cup of coffee or tea, or heat one up.  So far, it seems I can do about five.  I'm consideirng a tai chi class, but that may require additional tinkering with my schedule, and I don't want to take on more than I can manage. 

Thus, my intentions for February is to recommit to my fitness by working toward ten times up and down the steps by the end of the month for every cup of coffee or tea I make; at least one AM or PM yoga session every day; and a gym workout four times a week.  And every day the weather is nice... like today... at least one walk without the dogs up and down the hill.    

 
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5 comments:

kevin and kym higgins said...

Annie you and I are in sync. My body yearns to s t r e t c h, my muscles remember tautness and wish to return to that state, my mind misses the calmness after a workout. I shall join you in your exercise in spirit and when able in person. (-:

Walk in the Woods said...

I've pondering revisiting my abandoned regular practice yoga this past week. Hmm …

Kathy said...

Synchronicity. I'm still tinkering with my tax season schedule, but I think yoga and workouts would make everyone happier, especially my co-workers and family.

Karen M. Rider said...

Rodney Yees yoga s wonderful!

Annie Kelleher said...

I found rodney yee about ten years ago when i was still in farmington....he's one of my favorites!