Priorities – everybody has them, but we’re not always effective in prioritizing our lives or sticking to those priorities. At the beginning of every new year, people around the world set resolutions and intentions for the forthcoming year. Consequently, in January that gym is absolutely full. Not to worry fellow gym rats, in the coming months the crowd will thin out.
The beautiful thing about priorities, when executed right, is that they help keep us on track while living a fulfilling life. For example, when you make fitness a priority, your more likely to carve at time (even if it is at 5:30 am) for our workout. This year I’ve committed to getting stronger. In order to make that happen, I have to accept that the 5:30 am workouts are here to stay. With my work schedule and the boys hockey schedule, the early morning workouts are key to meeting my goals.
I went to spin this morning, which was fabulous. Of course, it was miserable getting out of bed at 5:00 am, but it was well worth the short term misery. Since I’ve worked out early morning the last two days, I’ve noticed my mornings at work are much smoother and I’m much happier. Moreover, I’m more mentally alert. The only drawback is by early afternoon I desperately need coffee or I’ll fall asleep.
Post work, I headed over to Burn for aerial yoga with Monica. Honestly, its a bit more complicated since I have to wear sneakers all the time. I have to confess that I did take them off for the inversion part of the practice. Aside from that I had to worry about my sneakers getting caught up on the mat or the hammock. Like the other classes I’ve taken this week, I had to modify to accommodate my legs. Confession time: it is super hard to take a decent selfie upside down, but I sure had fun trying!
Despite the sneaker and tendon issues, aerial yoga was a complete blast. We had a great crew tonight and shared lots of laughs. Truly, I love the way the inversions feel in aerial yoga. Its truly like a weight has been lifted off your back and shoulders. Each week in class, I can feel myself getting stronger and stronger, which is awesome. When I first started aerial yoga, I struggled to do a pike. Now I can do ten pikes without struggling. There’s nothing better than seeing yourself progress in your practice from week to week. Its a great feeling!
Tonight’s song performed by Linkin Park is “Castle of Glass.”