I forgot that Baptiste Power Yoga is so hard!! I was dying in this morning’s class! Holy moly. Obviously, I was sweating buckets (because the room was so hot), but I was also breathing heavy and my muscles were burning at times! 😯 I was supposed to run 5 miles today (according to my TNT training schedule), but my body wanted a day off. I woke up stiff and sore after yesterday’s Body Pump class, so I opted for yoga instead.
This might sound like a ‘duh’ statement, but I’m starting to realize that training for a marathon requires a huge demand on the body. Lately, I’ve noticed that if my week is hectic or I’m not eating or sleeping properly, it adversely effects my workouts, especially my runs. So, I’m taking it easy today and tomorrow, so I’m ready for Saturday’s long run.
In today’s yoga class, the instructor kept saying “make it a ‘yes’ for you” over and over again. Her statement was referring specifically to the poses in class, but it got me thinking outside of the yoga studio. To me, this statement means: do what’s best for you. Basically, there’s no right or wrong way. Just find a way to make it (whatever ‘it’ might be) work for you. Make it a ‘yes’ for you, personally.
In light of the Marie Claire article, I want to explain what I mean by ‘do what’s best for you.’ Personally, I blog to share my life and experiences with other people, and I read other blogs for the exact same reason. I like to see what other people are doing in their lives and what they think about their experiences. Plus, I like to get new ideas, recipes, tips, and tricks from people with similar interests. In general, I think sharing these personal experiences is a really good thing.
With that said, I blog about what works best for me. My blog is based on my own personal experience with regard to food, fitness, travel, family, pugs, and whatever else I write about. It’s only one person’s (non-professional) perspective, which may or may not be the best thing for you. So, when I write posts like “Body Pump: Tips for Beginners,” please realize that these ideas are based off my own experience. I’ve taken a ton of Body Pump classes over the years, so I want to share my experience with other people, especially those who want to try something new or different, but don’t know where to start. But, of course, I’m not a trained Body Pump instructor or a certified personal trainer, so it’s not an “expert” opinion.
On the flip side, I enjoy learning from other bloggers (and readers) and will continue to read their blogs and ask for advice about people’s experiences (i.e. marathon training, roasting a chicken, etc.). Based off these personal experiences, I will decide what works best for me.
With this in mind, I try to be as responsible as possible with what I write on my blog about my life and experiences. At the end of the day, Carrots ‘N’ Cake will inspire you to live well and figure out what’s best for you.
Before class, I ate breakfast. I had two pieces of toasted Oatmeal Bread with macadamia nut butter and a small bowl of plain yogurt with a few raisins.
I also enjoyed a glass of iced coffee with soy milk. Sadly, this glass of iced coffee is from my last batch of the Birthday Cake flavor. 😕
Question of the Day
What does “make it a ‘yes'” mean to you?
P.S. I’m hosting a giveaway over on Trading Up Downtown today! 😀