One of my big motivators for sticking to my aerobics class was the video “23 1/2 Hours: What is the Single Best Thing We Can Do for Our Bodies?” Of course you can guess that the answer is exercise. But the facts about how exercise can positively impact our overall health had a big impact on me. Even when I get discouraged about my slow or even non-exisistent weight loss in spite of healthy eating, I understand that exercise makes a significant difference in my health no matter what the number on the scale says. I wanted to post this video here so I can access it easily when I need to kick myself in the pants to stay moving.
This morning marked my fourteenth session of aerobics class. I’m finally feeling comfortable with the moves. Occasionally, I manage a few high-impact jumping jacks or hops. I’m sweating – a lot . My body feels so good after the workout. I can feel myself getting stronger and more fit. At week five, going to class feels like a good habit. I haven’t missed a class yet.
Tomorrow will be my fifth yoga class. I felt very awkward during my first class, and but my body felt great after the class – very similiar to how I feel after a massage. Each week feels more comfortable and now I’m planning to add a second yoga class during the week when the next session at the Y starts. Almost immediately, I felt progress with my flexibility and range of motion. The moves are challenging, yet calming at the same time. I’m hooked!
Today I came across a great website called Curvy Yoga. There is a lot of positivity on this website for loving your body as it is through yoga. I especially like the videos that show how to modify moves to accomodate bigger curves.
So I’ll continue to move my body. It’s the most important thing that I do each day. Hooray for me – I feel fabulous!