I had another ‘lazy Sunday’ (a.k.a. a favourite fun filled day) today. JC and I met for coffee (amongst the secret smiles soaking up the morning sun) and a goal setting session before work this morning, then met up for an evening run – what a perfect day! I was feeling tired after my run, but knew that I would feel absolutely AMAZING after some yoga, since my body has been extra tight lately (from not doing enough yoga!). Instead of sitting on the couch, I rolled out my mat in my living room and popped in Eoin Finn’s yoga DVD. That was the hardest part – making the comittment. Done.
I planned on doing a 45 minute class, and was about 15 minutes in when the disc started to skip. Since I was so tired, I laughed and took this as a good excuse to shorten up my practice. That DVD has come everywhere with me, so I was pleasantly content with it’s well deserved skipping :).
I think my yoga class tonight was only 30 minutes or so, but I showed up. I got what I wanted out of my practice. I feel better. I feel calmer. I’m proud of myself for showing up and sticking to my healthy balance. Sometimes just showing up is the key. It’s not all about how hard you work, or how long for – but that you are there. You are committed. Dedicated. Your attitude is in the right place. This comittment starts yet another ripple effect. It gets you pumped to eat healthier, drink more water, go to bed earlier and plan time with friends to ‘show up’ together. Just from exercising 30 minutes at a time gives unlimited benefits to your health – in every imaginable way. Sleeping better, feeling better, less stress, more endorphins, happy glowing beautiful cells shining outward! That’s one of my favourite things about kickboxing – it’s 30 minutes. I bust my butt for 30 minutes, and I’m done. That’s all it takes. Even just a brisk walk on your lunchtime – committed. Unlimited benefits. Showing up. A healthy ripple effect! Tonight’s yoga practice, so simple. If anything, I was reminded to slow down and BREATHE. Only 30 minutes, but I was once again inspired. Once again feeling that glow. 30 minutes, that’s all it takes!
Smile with your heart!
Some more pictures of Tofino, Ucluelet & Gabriola – just add a Vancouver Island trip to your bucket list already!