A friend shared this image, and I immediately loved it. The quote really puts things in a different perspective, especially as I try to adopt some new habits.
On Jan. 1, I started the 31 Days of Yoga with Adriene.
On Jan. 2, I started the Advocare 24-Day Challenge.
New year, new me? Not really.
Even though it's completely cliche to start new fitness/health programs at the start of a new calendar year, I'm doing it. I don't care if I'm part of a wave of people that some people hate. I don't care if people roll their eyes when I tell them about my new ventures and challenges. I'm doing this for me. No one else.
I'm currently a week into the yoga program. I love Adriene. She seems very friendly, very real, and witty at times. Her instructions are also fairly easy to follow. I am still very new to yoga, but I haven't had too much trouble following her. I like that the workouts are roughly 30 minutes (give or take). That's a brief portion of my day. And I don't have an excuse for not finding time. So I think I can stick with it, although I admit, I don't like doing this every day. I wan tot incorporate more yoga into my routine, so I hope I'm not burned out on it after this challenge. Another thing -- I love how I feel after I'm done with yoga, but sometimes my attention span wanes during the workout. I keep thinking about what else I need to get done. How do I stop that?
I'm on day seven of the 24-Day Challenge. So I'm almost done with the cleanse phase. It's gone well so far, and I haven't had too much trouble with temptation to stray from my plan. I've done this challenge once before, but I think I only did the first 10 days. This time I'm doing the full 24. I figure it's just over three weeks. I can do anything for that length of time. And I'm really hoping it'll help me adopt some better eating habits. So far, so good. I feel like I have more energy, and I don't feel as bloated or gross as I did right after the holidays. Meals have been easy. Staying away from beer has been less easy, especially considering I work at a brewery. Good thing I only have a shift or two a week. I'll just have to stay strong.
Last week's workouts
Sunday - Yoga with Adriene
Monday - Yoga with Adriene + 8-minute abs
Tuesday - Barre class + Yoga with Adriene
Wednesday - 30 minutes on the treadmill + Yoga with Adriene
Thursday - Tabata class + Yoga with Adriene
Friday - Yoga with Adriene
Saturday - Yoga with Adriene
Yoga every day has created an impressive streak (for me). I've also found I just want to be active every day.
Click over to see how Holly did this week. That girl inspires me!