Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I Think I Can, I Think I Can...

I really want to be the kind of person who runs and does yoga. In my mind, those two exercises are very complementary. Ideally, I would run at least four times a week for approximately 30 minutes and do 15 minutes of yoga at least three times a week. (Editor's Note: I realize 15 minutes of yoga does do real yoga much justice, but at least it's a start, right?)

The running part is the easiest because of our beloved bloodhound, Hoss. He needs to run every day, so Matt and I divide up who takes him. He's my responsibility on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The yoga part is a little harder. I love, love, love my video of Ashtonga yoga that includes 15-, 30-, and 45-minute versions, but yoga is hard for me (because I don't do it regularly--duh!). It's difficult to muster up the motivation to do it.

I think the trick might be to do it at the same time every day (on my non-running days). So, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, I should come straight home from school and do yoga. Period. Before my snack. Before checking my e-mail. Before calling my best friend. Y-O-G-A.

Okay, I'll give it a shot...



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3 comments:

Urban Environmentalist said...

Sending good vibes your way! YOUUUU CANNN DOOO ITTTT! I am a fan of your wedding blog and used many tips/ideas for my own budget-friendly wedding in August. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am also loving your personal blog! :)

evi said...

Doing it first thing after you get home is a perfect plan - I am sure you will succeed! And if you did, please tell me about it! I am pretty good about running in summer, but once fall and winter settle in, I am a lazy bum... I have a Pilates-DVD and really should get back to it - but I am more of a morning-exerciser which means getting up at 5.30 - ouch! I think I'll give it a try again...

Therese S. said...

Hmm, I have a yoga DVD too, though it's not ashtanga. I like to go to Urban Jungle MWF, but Jess prefers I only go 2x/week :( Maybe I should start doing DVDs in the meantime :) If you need a yoga buddy, let me know!

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