I have done yoga 21 days in a row, which is definitely a personal record. (I usually give up on these things after a week.)
I’m happy to report that 3 weeks in I’ve lost 20 pounds, look 10 years younger and…none of that actually happened.
But I am more flexible and my balance is improving and my core is definitely stronger. I actually did this morning’s short but brutal core work with only muttering fuck a few times, instead of screaming at YouTube. I did have to surrender on the side planks. I can get into a side plank with sufficient time, but Adriene was moving FAST today. I modified that into a side-ish plank with a kickstand, and am not at all disappointed in myself. I couldn’t have managed that three weeks ago.
There was a lot of slow, low bicycle kind of leg work, with shoulders raised and breathing, and I did not struggle with it! I have no core, just a liquid center, and am seeing improvement in my core strength at 63.
I needed this, and I now feel like a half hour of yoga in the morning is a manageable thing and a must do thing. I don’t know why 30 minutes feels like something I can do, while a 45-50 minute program is “Nope, I don’t have time.” But 30 minutes daily is better than an hour now and then, and way better than a 90 minute fancy class every other week. Until your schedule changes and you can’t get to that class anymore. And this is FREE. I really have no excuses left. This just has to be part of the morning.
I don’t have the energy to write about politics. The GOP actually tried to do a coup and install a dictator. We will all find out exactly what kind of pressure was used to make career Republican politicians turn on their country, and I think we’ll find out in the next few months. We have been living in Interesting Times for the last 5 years, but I think it’s about to get kicked into overdrive.
Anybody both-sides-ing at me EVER AGAIN is gonna regret it. My upper body strength is already much stronger, and I’m feeling motivated to swing a broadsword.