towards a better me

First step is made :  booked 3 evenings out of 7 for personal health and wellbeing.

At first it seemed a lot, but now that it is down in writing, i see that it is not. It is actually less than half….

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Evening Yoga

After a long work day with lots of sitting behind a desk, i decided to try some stretching, yoga or pilates in the evening. True, i don’t do it every evening –  only on those when i am home early …. never mind that there are not so many of those.

After some 10, 15 or 20 minutes of an easy evening routine i feel refreshed and relaxed. I haven’t really noticed whether i sleep better due to the yoga ( or whatever it is i am doing), but i do enjoy the thought that ‘i have dedicated these minutes to myself alone’.  Also, on such evenings i find it soothing to get in bed with a book and fall asleep with a feeling that my day has been put behind me, and another fresh one is about to start. Tomorrow.

Tonight i  tried my brand new stability ball. It is very cool ( and i am sitting on it even now as i write :D )

The 20 minute routine below seems long at first sight – but i did not even notice the 18 minutes go by….  18, not 20 – as close to the end of the video there is the relaxing phase, and i was not sure whether she was relaxing or if the video was buffering :)

Enjoy :)

Morning routine

Trying to get back in shape & to being the morning person that i know i am.

 

18 April 2016. Day1.

Wake up at 7.00 AM – Check

Open the windows, breathe in the morning air, water the flowers –  Check.

Go back to bed till 8.00 AM – Check.

19 April 2016. Day2.

Wake up at 7.00 AM – Check

Open the windows, breathe in the morning air, water the flowers –  Check.

Postpone working out till the next morning –  Check.

20 April 2016. Day3.

Wake up at 7.00 AM – Check

Open the windows, breathe in the morning air, water the flowers –  Check.

Go back to bed till 7.25 AM – Check.

Easy workout for 5 minutes +  5 Full Push-ups +  40 seconds plank – Check

Yey.

Check.