I didn't want to go to the gym, I wanted to stay in my warm house with my fiance and not drive in the rain
I felt AWESOME after my workout!
Also, today marks day 21 of my yoga challenge. I can't believe it, this month has gone by so fast! I am seriously loving this challenge :)
I've received a lot of questions from friends who know about my challenge, asking if the challenge is worth it. I thought I would just make a post about the pros and cons of my challenge!
-I get a break from running ( I am still training but I cut back a lot on my running to add in yoga)
-Pain in my hips and knees have decreased (due to the increased stretching I am allowing my muscles to have)
-Increased flexibility ( I am not flexible at all....!)
-Having a goal in mind ( I am very goal driven: It's party of my type A personality)
-Getting Excited about Yoga everyday
-Hot Yoga (no need to say anymore)
-Sweating more than I sweat when I run
-Having the opportunity to stretch (since I don't do that enough on my own)
-My body now craves yoga
-It makes me Happy :)
-Fiance has taken a liking to Yoga and joins me :)
-Being completely exhausted and not getting a "real" rest day
-Waking up extra early on my rest days to get yoga done
-Time consuming (If I didn't have time to do yoga, then I would skip it, now I have to rearrange my schedule to fit yoga in)
-Not being able to go to the studio when I want (due to schedule conflicts) and having to do yoga at home
-Yoga at home (boring!!!!)
So overall the challenge has been amazing. In all honesty doing yoga for 30 days straight is a little hard, especially time wise, there are days I just don't have time to do yoga at home or make it to a class and I have to wake up earlier to get in my practice or my body is just exhausted and needs a break and I can't take my "rest" day because I'm pushing through my challenge. This challenge has truly been mentally, and physically exhausting but I truly love being able to push my body in ways other than running. This challenge has also done wonders for me. There are days I just don't want to run, so I do yoga and feel amazing. The pain in my knees and hips have decreased also, I think in part because I am stretching more in yoga (something I don't do enough of on my own). I truly have fallen in love with Yoga and it has been an amazing experience for me.
I have also decided to sit down and figure out what way I plan to go with my blog. I started this blog off as a food blog because I was so inspired by all the foodie blogs I read. But I have quickly realized that food blogging is just not me. I am having a hard time taking the same picture of the same bowl of oatmeal or tuna salad. None of my eats are special or out of this world. I have realized that my blog "direction" is more of a "running" and "just me" type of direction. I have been inspired by a lot of blogs I followed but decided I need to go my own route and find what works for me. Periodically I will post food recipes if it's something "incredible" but most of the time I will just post about my life, yoga and running. Yoga and Running make up about 90% of my life so why not blog about something I am passionate about. I plan to also blog about the things that make me happy; fiance, family, friends and the journey of college graduate to nurse and fiance to wife! I hope to gain more readers and really find a spot in the blog community!
What do you think I should do about my blog? Suggestions?!?!? :)
Now time to enjoy the evening and catch up on some reading and eat some amazing treats my amazing friend Christina baked!