Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Yoga is good

As much as I LOVE my daughter and take my role as mother 24/7 very seriously, it is lovely to get away once and a while to focus on myself and do the things I enjoy alone. I think this helps me keep my sanity intact.

Tonight was yoga night at the gym and for the first time in a couple of months I was able to attend.  I love classes at the gym, it's really the only reason that I joined. I was interested in yoga but didn't want to pay the crazy high prices at the local yoga studios. So instead I got a Goodlife membership and only go for the classes. I avoid the treadmills and weight machines like they're the plague. I think this has helped me go on a consistent basis (pre-Caitlyn) and actually keep my membership longer than the obligatory 1 year contract. All other memberships I've held ended with my not going after 3 months and paying for a year. The approach I take now is only do the things I find interesting without focusing so much on getting fit. The getting fit part is simply a happy side-effect.

The challenge I'm having these days is getting away to the gym on a regular basis. I've lost the consistency but definitely not the desire to go. My goal over the next little while is to get that consistency back so that I can continue to focus little parts of the week on myself.

Tonight's class was wonderfully relaxing. The entire class was on the mat and I was really able to relax. In order to continue the theme of the evening I'm currently drinking a glass of Shiraz and will later be enjoying some decaf green tea to top off the night.

I thought I would leave the image of me attempting a downward dog pose to your imagination and instead offer you this lovely picture of a very happy Caitlyn to end the day.

happy face
What types of things do you do with your "me time"?


  1. So glad that you are getting out to the gym Roxanne. Must be great! I think it's such a good idea to join the gym just for the classes and things you ENJOY doing. Lately i've been running again and cooking more (yes, I consider cooking to be "me time"...I love it!).

  2. Oh! I meant to say, adorable picture of Caitlyn!!!

  3. It is great to get back to the gym. I keep wanting to learn to run but I never seem to get the motivation to get out there and actually do it, maybe someday, sigh. I agree cooking is definitely one of life's little pleasures but I don't count it as me time because I'm usually running between the kitchen and the living room to entertain Caitlyn as I do it.