Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Stretchy Stretch

One of the (frustrating) things about being in a low place for me is feeling pretty sure that there are physical things I could be doing to feel a little better, but not feeling like I can gather the energy to do them.

I've maintained a twenty or so minute walk (or walk on the spot at least) a day and a time outside for a few months now, and the fresh air especially seems to lighten my mood, even if sometimes I'm throwing on a jacket over my pjs because I just can't be bothered to change into "outside" clothes. 

But the other day I felt the motivation to get some yoga going and pulled out the free app I have on my phone.  It was fine.  It always reminds me how yoga is not easy, despite what the media seems to say about it...

I wanted to make a note of how I felt though, so that maybe I can look back in a while and see progress, since I don't always see the mental or emotional progress I make.

So.... I made it through the yoga app program.  And I felt pretty stiff and weak!  And when I was done, my shoulder tried to seize up but I managed to walk that off (thought for a moment there that I might have done myself in.)  Day two of it felt similar... weak and a lot less flexible than I know I've been in the past. 

I'm not going to be hard on myself or beat myself up, rather I'm going to lounge around in how good I feel after finishing.  Because, yes, second day of running through the program I felt pretty mellow after.  Naturally sedated I suppose.  Which felt really very nice.  (Even if a little physically creaky.)


Blogger Jason Langlois said...

Glad you're gonna not be hard on yourself... keep it up, and I'm sure the creaky will go away!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 9:42:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

So creaky!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:49:00 pm  
Blogger Jason Langlois said...

Holy cow, comment spam! You've hit the big time now!

Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:25:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Yeah, it happens... I just delete it, like a so (which makes it look like we're talking about nothing, yay!)

Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:57:00 pm  

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