Day 3. I’m sore.
I should have expected this. Sore legs. Sore calves. And I’ve barely even started this year of yoga (366 days for those who are counting).
What have I learned so far? Making a promise to go from Couch Potato to Yogi is a marathon not a sprint. So what’s important to highlight right now? Taking it slow.
And so it was perfect timing that today a friend sent this article my way:
Reading the article reassured me that I already have everything I need to start this journey:
- Mat. Check!
- Heater. Check!
- Stretchy Yoga Pants That I Will Probably Never Get Out Of. Check!
I have this terrible habit of expecting to jump back in exactly where I left off. I’ve done it with golf (why can’t I remember how to putt?). I’ve done it with running (why can’t I finish a 5k in under 30 minutes?). I’ve done it with math, cooking, card games, naming all 50 state capitals….you get the point.
And now I’m doing it with yoga. Why am I so sore after a few (not very strenuous) yoga moves? And so it goes.
I know muscle memory will return quickly and I’m trying to remember that patience is the most important part of that point.
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