This post is inspired by Somewhat Rad's weekly "Week in Yoga" post.
I'm so nosy. If I'm left to my own devices I'll be sitting on my laptop, watching day in the life videos or reading different CEO's morning routines. I guess I just want to know whether I'm doing something right?
Anyway, I got inspired to share my week in yoga with you all. I'm planning on doing the week that just passed, and then next week – which will be a far more typical week for me. This week, bæ was away, so I had a LOT of time to kill – I can't seem to sit still to watch a movie or read at home by myself, so I spent the week doing a LOT of yoga and workouts. For me, no week is ever the same. For a while, I was trying to keep a schedule: Monday = run, Tuesday = barre, Wednesday = hot yoga, Thursday = HIIT etc.
But – for someone with a kind of addictive personality, the possibility of not making one of these planned workouts was causing a LOT of anxiety. Fitness is supposed to be fun – so right now I'm not really running or going to the gym, but I'm doing a lot of barre and Pilates. Next month, maybe it'll be different. My goal is to do what feels fun, what feels right, and what makes me feel good.
am: sleep and walk to work (40-45 minutes)
pm: taught Pilates Fusion class, cycled to and from Pilates @ YYoga
am: taught Pilates Fusion class, cycled to work
pm: taught teen yoga class, then met the lovely Meg for yoga in the park
am: 7(ish)km run, cycle to work
pm: taught 2 Pilates Fusion class, with Pure Barre in between. followed by drinks with my lovely girlfriends
am: hip hop yoga @ Reign, flow yoga at work
pm: walked home, got a pedi, watched an episode of House on the elliptical
am: Power at YYoga
am: Power @ YYoga
pm: walked around Granville Island
am: short run, taught Restorative Yoga class
pm: wandered around in the sun at Deep Cove
What a week! This is super atypical – it's not often I'll have twice-a-day workouts. I do stay very active – walking or biking anywhere I can rather than driving or taking a bus, taking walks in my lunch break, and taking time to stretch and move my body every single day. I felt so good at the end of this week – good, but tired.
Having the ability to do all of this with my own body – the body that I grew – is so exciting to me. Our bodies are so weird and so strong, just as long as we can believe in them. It's so important to listen to what your body is telling you – if it's telling you that you're too tired to go to yoga after a full day of work – then it's too tired!
You are your own best teacher.
Check back next week for some what will probably be a slightly more "standard" week.