Today was Yoga at the gym. I love that class. It gives me a chance to slow down, focus, release tension, breathe.
My normal mode when it comes to exercise is harder, faster, sweatier. Apparently there are a lot of people with the same mindset. Your body has to have a break or it will start to breakdown.
My latest realization when it comes to running, is the SPEED TRAP! Which for me means thinking that running a mile isn't worth it unless it is a certain speed. I haven't really been pushing my pace lately and I feel like I need to go faster. It really isn't necessary and actually can be counterproductive. Easy runs, sprints, tempo runs. Variety is the spice of life, right? That has been a shift for me that isn't easy to make. My body likes me better when I mix it up. Slow, fast, walking even is good. I don't want to end up having knee surgeries or other problems. I need to make goals and make them realistic. I go in at out of the "Run for Fun" mode. It should always be fun and always be a positive experience.
They are introducing another new class at the gym. This one is called Bokwa. This is a dance aerobics class where the movements follow number and letter patterns on the floor. The instructor said it is similar to Zumba with a non-Latin base. I need to try it with a Go-Pro on my head. That would be awesome. Maybe that can be my thing--post videos of my running and lifting from my perspective.
What is your exercise motivation?
Do you shake it with confidence? There was a lady in her 70s working out in a sports bra. That takes confidence.