Accountability & Yoga (Part I: The Mat)

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I am far from perfect. I do my best to carry myself with confidence, especially in the work place. But I still have fears, doubts and dissatisfaction in my life. I am comfortable with those things in my life so long as they are used properly to propel myself to something better.

I do not find a lot of people that hold themselves accountable. I hear a lot of excuses all the time. I have a lot of excuses. I often hear myself telling people I feel like I am twice my age (I am currently 35 at the time of this post). But up until now I have put off doing anything meaningful about it. I took a good hard look in the mirror (figuratively) and said to myself, “I want to change (literally)!” For an added degree of difficulty (and a new excuse), my back has been killing me for six weeks.

Where do I begin? I initially did not know where to even start. I started pretending I am the nurse and the patient. I did hot, cold, rest, activity, NSAIDs and a lot of yoga. I downloaded Yoga Studio from the app store. It is highly rated, so it does not need my endorsement. I am a yoga novice. Luckily everything in the app is designed for the beginner, intermediate and advanced yoga enthusiast. The programs range from 10 to 60  minutes, and ah ha, programs specific for back pain and runners (pay attention @AlpineAthlete)!

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But what is my next step if yoga does not fix my back? I have a plan now and I will be damned if I let any sort of limitation (time, money, sleep, BACK PAIN) get in my way.

To be continued

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2 thoughts on “Accountability & Yoga (Part I: The Mat)

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