I did a class here and there about 4 or 5 weeks after I gave birth and now I am back to going once a week along with the other yoga/fitness classes. It’s been a frustrating process – this whole “starting from scratch” feeling. But it’s all coming back a little faster than I anticipated. The foundation of strength I built up is still there thankfully! And maybe lifting a 15 lbs baby all day every day has helped a bit too!
I want this series to be about documenting my personal progress, encouraging others to go out and find their own “fitness identity”, highlighting aerialists that I look up to, reviewing fantastic workout clothes + fitness products, etc. I think sometimes it can be hard to realize that you have it within yourself to be good at something like this. (I’m not “good” by the way – but I know I can be if I try!) A lot of people say things to me like, “WOW. I wish I could do that!” …. GOOD NEWS. You can! Maybe you’ll try out aerial silks and it won’t be your thing but I promise that you have your own “fitness identity”. There is something you enjoy doing that will get you up and moving. I tried for a very long time to do crazy intense cardio workouts at home, to run, to go to the gym on my own and use the machines – I hated all of it. It annoyed me. It was confusing for me. I wandered around the gym without a plan and very little understanding of what I needed to work on. Group fitness turned out to be my thing. Aerial silks excited me and I wanted to go to class to learn something new! Not to mention, it wasn’t long before I also wanted to go to see the friends I had made too! I think that excitement is important. It keeps you going even when you’re tired and just not feeling it.
I’m not a life coach. I’m not in amazing shape. I eat donuts on the weekend, drink too much coffee and not enough water. But I’ve found the thing that motivates me and makes me feel better about myself. And I know if I want to be better at it then I have to eat a few less donuts and drink a little more water. ;] I’m still going to drink all the coffee though because … 4 month old.
What is something that you love to do that gets you moving? Or is there something you want to try that you think you would love? Tell me!