Every since I quit the gym, I’ve tried to create a more well-rounded approach to exercise. I try to run 5 days a week, “lift” (push-ups, squats, crunches) 3 days a week, do something active and outdoors on Saturdays, then end each week by doing yoga on Sundays. I must admit, I was not a big yoga fan at first. I’m used to my workouts being fast paced and strenuous like spin class or running. I started doing yoga at first as a way to stretch since I’ve always been horribly inflexible. We had a class called BodyFlow at my gym that I tried to go regularly to, but I just felt like I was wasting time when I could really be working out. But as my life has become more stressful and my body even more inflexible, I’ve really been able to appreciate the balance yoga brings to my workouts. So now, I try to do yoga every Sunday morning before work. I must admit that I am not always perfect at sticking to that schedule, but I do my best–I’m only human, right?
Do include yoga in your weekly workout routines?