Last week I made it to four classes – although they weren’t the ones I had planned. I’m a mom, I’m a wife and I’m an Executive Assistant and this week all three of those things conspired to change my fitness plans. I went to Yoga Vida Tuesday and Friday was reminded of just how hard their classes are. On Thursday night, I went to a posture clinic hosted by Bikram Yoga NYC.
I was supposed to go to Bikram Yoga East Harlem on Saturday and Sunday. But on Saturday the teacher was 15 minutes late arriving for the 9AM class. Which was good because it allowed me to make a phone call that was necessary to complete a task my boss had asked me to take on. But bad because by making that call I was unable to take the class. I could have taken the 11AM class but, I decided to spend that time with my family instead. Trying to remember that yoga isn’t just about asana. Spending time with my family is as beneficial to me as an hour and a half of hot yoga. And Sunday I went to class, so hurray me!
This week I am going back to some classes I have tried before – trying to give them a second chance. Returning to The Run on Tuesday. I completed a marathon and I need some cardio in my life. It’s downstairs from my office and on ClassPass. Basically impossible to say no. Pilates on the Square Thursday, Rounding out my current plans, I have YoGanesh on Wednesday and Bikram Yoga East Harlem on Friday. My family and I are going to my husband’s hometown – Kansas City – for Memorial Day Weekend. ClassPass is now available in Kansas City and I would love to see what it’s like to take class in a different place. But I am also travelling with my husband and kids and keeping in mind that family is as important as fitness to my well being, that may or may not happen. We shall see.
At the conclusion of today’s Bikram class, my favorite teacher Cheryl read a quote that she has shared with us before. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.