The Trifecta Effect

Hello!  I hope you are all having a good week and staying warm!  It certainly is unseasonably cold here in Atlanta!

Even though it is cold outside, my workout routine has not changed.  I have been working out since high school when I did Jane Fonda videos in my basement (true story).  Working out is not something that I loathe.  I actually look forward to it, and I make it a priority in my day.  The type of workout that I do has changed over the years.  In college, I ran…a lot!  I went to school in Chicago and ran along the lake at least 5 days a week only to end up having two knee surgeries.  I learned later that I should have been cross training, incorporating strength training, and doing yoga.  Luckily, I was able to shift gears and focus on getting stronger.  I dabbled in HIIT workouts and even CrossFit only to find out that my adrenals could not take it.  That is what yoga has taught me…to listen to my body.   My body and nervous system is not made to be pushed to the limits.  It is made to simply move, and I am finally okay with that.  For years, I wanted to be have toned and sculpted muscles.  I may never be cut, but I hope to be able to move gracefully well into my 90s.

The three things that my body is loving to do these days (aka the trifecta effect) are walking, yoga, and barre3.  All of these make me feel good and energized when I am done.  I am actually a Registered Yoga Teacher and did go through the training to become a Certified Barre3 Instructor a year ago, but, right now, I am enjoying being the student.  The pressure that came with teaching was too much for me.  I wish teaching didn’t give me anxiety.  I had to listen to my body and honor my truth.  Who knows?  Maybe I will try it again someday and be able to let go a little bit.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

What do you like to do when you workout?


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