Dusting off the yoga mat
“Dusting off the yoga mat” is not just a figure of speech to convey that it’s been a long time since I’ve worked out. No, I literally had to dust off my yoga mat because it has been so long since I voluntarily exercised. Terrible, I know! But now it is dusted off and I am ready to become Jennifer Aniston’s body double any minute now.
I brought up my 5 pound weights from the basement, along with the yoga mat, and gave them a place in my living room that can’t be ignored. I will see them every day, which greatly increases the probability that I will use them every day. That’s how it works, right?
Weights, yoga mat, vase
I wrote out an easy, quick exercise routine that I can do while Henry is swinging away, or bouncing away, or basically not relying on any part of my body for amusement or satisfaction. Today he was swinging away.
“What is she doing? Why is she bending over like that? WHY ISN’T SHE HOLDING ME?!?!”
I never know how to describe the different exercises. Luckily, I am not a personal trainer, so I can just use whatever phrase that makes the most sense. Sideways shoulder lifts anyone??
Since writing this out, I have completed the routine a whopping TWO times, but that is better than no times, right? On a day like today, when Hubby has to leave for work earlier than usual which means the likelihood of me getting out for a walk is slim, it’s nice to be able to do this little routine without worrying about leaving the house. I am sure that being mistaken for Jennifer Aniston is just around the corner.