Itâ€™s no secret that exercise and I are not the best of friends. I wish I could be the type of person to exercise everyday. I see so many people cycling, my friends are always going to the gym and some of my nearest and dearest have even run marathon or two in their time. So, Iâ€™ve been left behind for long enough and it seems that action must be taken.
Nevertheless, there is one form of exercise that intrigues me the most. Yoga! A few stretches here and thereâ€¦. Easy right? Little did I know yoga is a tough workout but also a workout with so many benefits that it can leave you walking away feeling on top of the world, and itâ€™s suitable for anybody. You can take it as easy as you want or you can really push yourself like I have.
So, this week I took myself over to my good friend, Laura Hamiltonâ€™s house with two yoga mats courtesy of the wonderful yoga brand Gaiam and tested out my first fitness session in the sunshine of Lauraâ€™s garden. Admittedly it was a bit of a giggle and we gossiped most of the way through, but it inspired me to go to a more professional class. Since then, I have done three classes in a week which has now left me feeling absolutely buzzing!
I can give you all the life coaching tips in the world from my experiences but what will complement any self-help you are doing is exercise in whatever form you decide suits you best.
We use time as an excuse, especially if you have children and work commitments. But this is where Iâ€™ve found that DVDâ€™s can come in handy. Theyâ€™re cheaper than a gym membership and you can try your hand at all those tricky yoga poses in the comfort of your living room. For just ÂŁ24.99 you can buy a beginners yoga kit which includes a DVD a lovely yoga mat and some other yoga bits to help you get started. The yoga kit I purchased was this Gaiam one I highly recommend you take a look.
Donâ€™t make any more excuses, you can always find the time for at least a half and hour yoga fix and itâ€™s always going to leave you feeling great at the end of it.
Yoga really is for everyone!