We all keep busy with work commitments and time for family and friends. All too often, taking good physical care of ourselves becomes an after thought. It goes by the wayside when work gets busy and life starts winding every which way. I’m sure many of you have experienced it, and you definitely have company in me.
After three years filled with two pregnancies and four major surgeries (and don’t forget the two little boys running around), my commitment to my personal health and physical fitness has taken a beating, to say the least. I’m done having babies, done with all known surgeries (crossing my fingers I didn’t just jinx that), and it’s time to get my butt back in gear.
ALALA is the perfect collision of fashion and function. I think I would feel just great wearing one of their Shadow Hoodies. And really, I’m a real-life mom who does wear my yoga pants and hoodies to the grocery store or when I’m playing with my boys (at least on most days). So my workout clothes definitely double as all-day casual wear. And doesn’t wearing something pulled together and stylish (as opposed to a ratty t-shirt and oversize sweatpants) just give you a little extra pep in your step? At least it does for me.
This past Wednesday, I made it to yoga and felt much better the next morning. As you read this, hopefully I’m hitting up my Saturday morning yoga class (provided free in my building – one good perk about living downtown and in a climate that makes us want to hibernate for five months a year). Taking baby steps, I set my first workout goal to attend yoga class every Wednesday and Saturday for one month. I’m telling you not because you probably really care, but because you somehow hold me accountable. Or at least it feels that way!
P.S. That’s my sister in the two photos on the banks of Lake Michigan. She’s a certified yoga instructor. She and I don’t live in the same city, over a thousand miles apart in fact. I’ve been trying to convince her to create online yoga class videos for me and post them on You Tube. No luck yet! I need to learn how to be more convincing… And that’s a Warrior Two pose in the top photo. No pun intended in conjunction with the title of my new series, but I like the juxtaposition.