So last night I was understandably a little nervous to head back in the studio. I almost didn't bring my mat with me to work, but I knew I definitely wouldn't go to class if I didn't bring my mat and clothes so I at least needed to be prepared in case I felt up to going. (and I'm trying to set workout goals for myself that I stick to even when I don't "feel up to going").
Last night was "chillsville yoga" Mellow flow with candles and juicy moves. I took it easy though, being gentle with my stiff muscles and uneasy balance. I definitely felt tentative about some of the postures, but overall was glad I went. And I had made plans with 2 of my friends to head to a class this morning. I ended up on the bus with one of the teachers from my studio and we had a great conversation about going back to the studio even when the last class felt hard. He reminded me that I'm not competing with anyone and to just keep going back.
Class was beautiful, my mat sandwiched between 2 absolutely lovely friends. I challenged myself but also was kind and eased back when I felt too strained. And wowsa the post yoga class bliss hit me hard. So grateful for that! And now I'm going to make some lunch. Day three of my "fat smash diet"! I'll share the recipe in my next post, it's one Autumn introduced me to that I was stoked to find out is almost perfectly in line with the list of foods for this week.
Question about the blog front page, is the calendar showing up for you all okay? I've been posting my workouts there and I want to make sure it's showing up okay.
Thanks for reading along, and a big thanks for all the comments. Keep them coming! It's so helpful and really it makes this process feel a little less lonely.