I’m doing a little writing/marketing work for Sijahk Yoga. So I went there to observe how this new, empowering mix of yoga and taekwondo actually goes down. Because of Alice, I didn’t expect to participate, but Christine allowed me to join in at the end, even with my shoes on.
I jumped in as she was finishing up the session with first portion of the Goddess form. It felt really good – I didn’t realize exactly how tight my legs muscles are since I’ve been off my normal fitness routine for a month now. I’m going to practice those poses – and the other stretches – to try to keep myself as pliable as possible.
This outing also reinforced for me my need to squeeze in any form of exercise I can until I can get back to running and my need to get serious about eating better. Those mirrors in a martial arts facility are very unforgiving.
See the line I added? Compare that to the line of my outer leg. Yeah. The outside of my thigh used to run parallel to the line (and the piping on my pants), when I wore these pants last summer. Today, I saw just how far my hips are jutting out. I felt like I looked like a block in the mirror.
Time for Alice and I to get busy.