I had great plans for this morning. I was going to let my slightly under-the-weather husband sleep in and I was going to go to the Y to do my first ActivTrax work out. Then, I had a really restless night and was waking up every two hours or so. My mind kept dwelling on things I really knew weren’t worth worrying about, but that didn’t stop my brain from working overload. I managed to get out of bed by 6:00 a.m., but it wasn’t easy.
As I tried to wake up, I started doubting my original plan. I still don’t have the logistics of going to the Y to work out figured out quite yet. I considered going to the pool instead, but I knew I needed some strength training today. That meant walking or using the exercise bike wouldn’t work either. I was about to give up when I remembered that I had a yoga DVD. I dug out my rarely used yoga mat and popped in the disc.
This particular DVD is called “Just My Size Yoga” and it is especially for women who are more well endowed than the average yoga instructor. To be honest, I had only done the warm up in the past, but thought I’d watch the rest of the workout and see how far I got. To my surprise, I did almost the whole thing. The best part is that my overworked brain relaxed a bit and I was ready to face the day.
Was it as good of a work out as what I would have gotten doing the ActivTrax routine? No, but it was better than doing nothing. I think I may start adding the yoga in on the weekends as a way to make sure I really relax on my precious Saturdays and Sundays. Sometimes, wellness means flexibility of body, mind and schedule!