Do I still do them? Yes. But do I enjoy it? Not really. Which could be why I haven't had the results I have wanted. The amount of effort you put into something makes a huge difference in the results you see. And I wouldn't say I was half ass-ing my workouts, I just wasn't "digging deep" like Shaun T kept asking me to do. I have done some soul searching to try to understand why, and I think I get it.
It was kind of a culmination of 3 things.
1. Yoga in the park. When I was out there, in the zone, doing my thing, I felt amazing. I felt strong and beautiful and confident. And seeing that come out on film made me smile. I not only felt like Wonder Woman- I looked like wonder woman.
2. Writing that guest post for Ash. Writing all of my favorite things about yoga made me itchy to do it. I will be honest- yoga and I had been on a break. I stopped practicing and kinda lost my way. I was too busy trying to be someone I wasn't, but after writing that post, I realized that I really do freaking LOVE yoga.
3. Adding it to my dream board. One of my goals is to become PiYO certified (so I can teach it) and as I was typing that, I threw in Yoga. It was scary and I looked at it and it just FELT right. I know I won't be able to in the next few months, I need to work on my practice and really grow as a yogi, but I think with practice I can and I will be in a place where I can get certified next year.
And I am going to add a 4th thing because I am a rebel.
4. The Big Picture by Tony Horton. Guys this book is changing my life. Reading this book has opened me up and helped me understand how I have let fear rule my entire life (something I promise to write about) and how that fear is what is holding me back. But it also has taught me the importance of doing what feels good to you- especially when it comes to working out. And about how consistency, variety and intensity are the keys to success, in fitness and in life. Those are the 3 things I have been WORST at and its no wonder I have been stuck for so long.
So as much as I love you all and as much as I want to have a well rounded workout background- I am getting back to me. Back to basics. Back to what makes me happy- Yoga and Running. No, that doesn't mean I am going to just write about those two things, but it will mean that I am going to be happier and consistently working out. And I think that is a good thing for all of us.
I am also taking a serious look at paleo and I hope to implement it into my life starting in August.
So I hope you will stick around- good things are coming. I am going to focus on what makes me happy and on becoming the best me I can be. And that means even more awesomeness for all of you, I promise.