…I just shared this photo on Instagram. All those little green and blue circles are making me smile!
Green means I took a class (at the Y) and blue means I did a routine with the Yoga Studio app on my iPad. This morning I took a look back at January:
- 17 classes
- 14 Yoga Studio sessions
- 1,500 minutes (25 hours! this number surprised me. that’s 25 hours I didn’t read or knit or walk or do anything except yoga. I’m honestly not sure I can commit to that much time each month, but I want to try.)
I’m slowly starting to see progress. A little more flexibility (I can get all the way into child’s pose at the beginning of my practice; I still can’t do a forward fold, though, with anything close to straight legs). A little more upper body strength. A little more balance. And best of all, no pain! I haven’t run since the fall; I’m sure that’s helped me stretch out and given my knees a much-needed rest.
One of my biggest surprises has been how much better I’m sleeping. Nine of those 14 Yoga Studio sessions were the “15 minute Intermediate Relaxation”, which I do just before bed. I have much fewer “restless” minutes (my Fitbit records this 🙂 and almost no “awake” minutes those nights. It’s awesome!
332 more days to go. Taking them each one day at a time. So far the results have been worth the time. As long as that continues, I’m going to stick with it!