Have you every tried something for the first time and wondered where it’s been your entire life? That’s exactly how I feel about yoga. I absolutely love it! Even though I have only been to two yoga classes, I still give myself a hard time for not trying it sooner in life. I can’t get enough of it.
I’m the type of person that worries about mastering new skills that I have learned. I always want to be good at it after the first couple of times I have tried it and often become frustrated when I can’t master it. Yoga is different. Even during the first class, I was never worried about perfecting the moves. I wasn’t even the slightest bit worried about performing as good as the other yoga class attendees. Nothing runs through my head and it is like my mind clears as soon as the class starts. It’s such an amazing feeling because I don’t worry about anything and everything is so simple.
Photo by- Zoltán Gál
Unlike last week, there was quite a few people at yoga class this week. Most of them were older women from my community and I knew most of them because I live in a pretty small town! I’ve always been uncomfortable working out in front of people and have always had trouble attending fitness classes like these. But again, yoga is different and I feel at ease when I am there.
The next part of my ILP is making healthy eating choices. This week I have tried really hard to cut out carbs, sugar, and dairy. I have been eating more fruits and vegetables and smaller portions. I find it extremely hard to completely cut something out of my diet so I am slowly trying it one step at a time. I went gluten free and dairy free for a month this past winter and I can’t believe how different and amazing I felt while not eating those foods. I have some what of a dairy and gluten intolerance anyway but nothing serious enough where I can’t eat it. I just don’t feel the greatest after I eat but I still eat it anyway. Smart, I know. I lost ten pounds in one month just by cutting out gluten and dairy and my goal is get back to that type of eating. One downfall that comes with it is that it is so expensive! I’m a poor college student that can barely afford my rent let alone fresh fruits, veggies, and gluten and dairy free foods.
After slowly adjusting myself to yoga and getting back on track to eating healthy, I am excited to see what this upcoming week has in store for me and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!