for the second year in a row i paid for a year's worth of unlimited yoga at my studio at the beginning of january. it is a bit $pricey$ but it is worth not having to buy punch cards and is the best value. some people do their nails, some people buy starbucks, i buy yoga as my thing i do for me. this year if you signed up for unlimited yoga you received six personal training sessions with a trainer who rents space at the studio. my grandma had an expression "for free, take. for buy, look". so, last friday i made an appointment. to be honest, i was really apprehensive. the trainer holds a bootcamp at the studio and people who take it on friday night often can't move in class on saturday morning. i love yoga and taking walks around the neighborhood but i'm not a sweating, being out of breath, wishing i was dead kind of mover and shaker. however, my fears were completely unwarranted. i had a consultation where i found out my shoulder alignment is off. my left shoulder is higher than my right. i was in a car accident in 2005 and i broke my right ankle pretty badly. she wondered if the alignment issue is a result of overcompensating. whatever the reason, i hope to even myself out. my main goal is to invest in my future. my family lives a long time and if i follow that path i want to feel good when i do it.
i was quite surprised that even though i'm an avid yogini, i'm a newbie at strength training. i did some squats at the wall with a balance ball behind my back. i also did two sets of twenty girl pushups and thought they were extremely challenging. my assignment is to practice the squats, the pushups and a basic ab move at home (two sets of twenty). i'm doing them on non-yoga days. i always laughed when i would see people on house hunters with a balance ball sitting in one of their rooms because i wondered how many times it was actually used. now i own one. i hope i prove myself wrong and use it! i go back february 17th so i better get cracking.