Happy hump day everyone! Half way through the week!
Fair warning, before I get to yesterday’s workout, I’m taking a detour to get a little introspective. (This is what happens when you’re two months past 30 and friends are having babies and getting married).
The other night at yoga, our instructor Julie asked as to set an intention for the class. Usually when I’m asked to do this, I go with “let go” since my yoga practice is about the mental as much as it is the physical. This time, however, Julie asked that our intention not be an action, but a beautiful thought for ourselves. Her suggestion? My new mantra:
This really struck a chord with me because as happy as I am with my life, I often find myself getting caught up in where I should be versus where I am (I subject I’ve talked about before I think). I should be running these workouts, I should be in a relationship, I should be buying a house, should, should, should, etc. The truth is that I shouldn’t do or be anything other than be in the present. It’s good to have goals and to aspire to things, but just because I haven’t achieved certain life milestones yet doesn’t diminish who I am or what I’ve achieved so far.
(And that goes for all of you too. I may not know you personally, but I think you’re probably pretty great).
Okay, introspective time over. Back to workouts.
I was feeling lazy yesterday morning, so I slept in a bit and did my workout at home. I did three Nike Training Club workouts: Shoulder Shredder, Back Definer, and Shawn Johnson Stretch Guide. Things went okay, not stellar, but whatever. At least I got active for the day.
Last thing, today is a very special day. It’s my Dad’s birthday! Happy Birthday Dad!
Thanks for being my number one cheerleader Dad. You’re still my favorite rock star (even if you retired from rock and roll before I was a thought).
Have a great day everyone!
Now it’s your turn! Ever get caught up in where you should be versus where you are? How do you regain perspective? Tell me about it!