Tomorrow morning I will be getting up to go to my first yoga class.
It seems a bit unreal to me. When I think of Yoga, this is what I envision:
So, why am I going to yoga?
I am going because this journey is about trying new things, living outside of my comfort zone and because I know that my Mom loves yoga. She has come along side me many times in this wellness journey and adjusted her schedule to support me. I am realizing that while on this wellness journey, most of my days are focused around my needs. I feel like it is about my schedule, my food plan, my workout needs and my routines. I realize this is a season and I need to do much of that to stay focused and press ahead towards my goal. But I want to intentionally choose places every day where I set my needs aside and ensure I am looking to others.
I want to go to yoga to be with my Mom and experience this with her. To be the follower into the class and live through the angst I feel when embarking into space that feels quite foreign. And it is only a six-week class. If it isn’t for me, I don’t have to try it again, but I am pretty sure I will learn something valuable along the way.
So, as I pick out my yoga clothes and try to envision what the hour might be like, I keep thinking about the quote I know on courage….”courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” I will be going to yoga tomorrow with an attitude of courage, not the roaring courage, but the kind that says, I will keep trying and learn about myself along the way!
And maybe in May, when I reach my goal weight and hit the Biggest Loser Season 11 Finale in California with some of my Fitness North friends, I will share a yoga pose and post it for you…just maybe…because I have learned to never say never!