This is not me. This is Adrienne from the aptly named “Yoga with Adrienne” channel on Youtube. I did Day 1 of her 30 Days of Yoga Challenge today.
I’ve had plenty of day ones that were also my last days, so I’m not here to make some big proclamation and inspire you to do something you’ve been wanting to do. No. That’s not my message. I’ve been that preacher before and I just ended up sitting on the pew, stuffing my face with cookies and telling everyone to go to hell.
I arbitrarily picked today to start doing this challenge. Actually, I picked yesterday and wasn’t able to do it (i.e. too much stress, deadlines, whatever). I didn’t entirely feel like doing it today, but I had it plugged into my new workout app, and I really wanted to check it off. So I did it, after starting with some yoga for neck and shoulder pain.
It doesn’t matter where you start or when, all that matters is that you start. I actually hate that advice. I’m trying to follow it now, but that doesn’t mean I’m terribly happy about it. I’m starting with the action and hoping the attitude will follow.
I’ve been fooling with the idea of working out again for awhile. So I’ve been half-heartedly scrolling through videos and researching things online with no real satisfying answer. I look to passionately know my subject in and out and feel fully-researched before I begin doing it. I used to know a thing or two about healthy living, but I knew I needed a refresher.
When nothing satisfied my desire to be a master yoga expert just by reading and watching, I realized that it would probably be wiser to just start practicing yoga again. No in-depth analysis, no finding the perfect balance of routines and teachers; just jumping back in again. This video didn’t go in depth about how to do each pose–and I had to be okay with that. The video is about easing into your yoga practice. For this current phase in my life, that’s a good motto. I’m easing back into the healthy lifestyle. I’m easing back into the right path.
If I look at my whole life on a linear plotline, today really isn’t day one. But it is a day to start something good again.