Good morning girls and … well … girls. Today we are going to talk about what happens when you don’t do what you know you are supposed to do!! You experience what we call … c’mon now, say it with me … Consequences and Repercussions!! Yea!
You know how they say it takes 6 weeks, or 8 or 10 depending on where you read it, to break a bad habit? Well, it takes a lot less than that to create one! For the last month, I’ve been pretty much blowing off exercising regularly. Well, the piper came a callin’ last night. I went to hot yoga and it KICKED MY BUTT!!! Seriously, I spent at least half of the class in child’s pose, sitting on my butt or laying on my back!!! I did NOT feel good. I tried to do a pose where you stand on one leg … I’ve never had a real problem with this pose, not even at my first hot yoga class… I couldn’t do it!!! My leg was shaking sooo badly trying to bear my weight, I had to stop!! Mind you, my weight is the same, I haven’t gained any despite my almost non-existent “exercise” routine. However, though I may not have gained weight, there were still consequences. And almost falling out during class was his name. So, lesson number one, it’s a lot easier to stay in shape than it is to get back into shape.
Now, on to repercussions. During my extensive child poses in hot yoga, my nose was assaulted with an unpleasant, “mildewy” smell *side eye*. Wait. Is that ??!? Yes. Yes it is. It was my yoga pants! If you take hot yoga, immediately wash your clothes. Don’t let them sit in a pile behind your bathroom door for a few days, stack more sweat drenched exercise clothes on top of them for the next several days, dump them in the basement next to the washer and dryer for another day or two and only get around to washing them at the end of the week. Yeah … not a good idea. And, you know, one of my instructors warned me about this. But, did I listen? Nooooo. I just kept doing it. And my nose and ability to breathe paid for it at the worst time possible!! So now, as I type this post, the sweaty clothes are in the washer with a cup of white vinegar. Lesson number two, learn from the mistakes of others. Don’t think you’re special and that it won’t happen to you. It will!
Love it!!!!! I took all kind of notes!
I couldn’t have explained it better! But also remember when you do stop exercising for an extended period of time longer than a week, you definitely have to ease back into it, or you can injure yourself. Your muscles are like your brain, you have to keep them stimulated or they start forgetting stuff.
LOL at the moldy clothes, I am definitely guilty of that, especially when I have to workout super early in the morning then go straight to work!
unfortunately this will be me in a week when school starts again. being a dance major you have to keep up with your training.my advisor stressed that at the end of the year. i intended to take classes but they were just too expensive.yoga is helping stretch out tight muscles though 🙂
Ok, so ALL of my exercise clothes have a permanent smell that is only released with sweat! They smell so fresh coming out of the dryer, but as soon as I sweat, they get funky! Hubby told me it was because I tie them up in a plastic bag when I leave the YMCA and wait until Sunday to wash them all. Needless to say, I tossed them and bought new digs (which I have yet to break in)…but that’s a whole ‘nother story for another day!
Miss Leah, LOL!!
Jen, yeah, I called myself easing back into it … that’s why I sat down when I wasn’t feeling it;)!! Also, I hadn’t been doing my 5-6 days a week, but I got a day in here and there with hot yoga and had done kettlebell last week. Sadly, I still did not work out tonight! I really have to get it together! I seriously need a new goal!!
Oooh Mershauna, you’re a dancer?! Yeah, you need to get it in;-). It’s amazing how quickly you can lose flexibility, isn’t it?! I love yoga for how limber it makes me.
T-kia, glad to know it’s not just me … but you’re crazy! In a plastic bag?!?!?!?! Oh Lord! Well, good excuse for a mini shopping spree;-).
Oh Lord! It’s Thursday morning and those clothes are still in the washer!!! I remembered last night, got caught up on the blog and forgot them again!!! I’m going to have to wash them again!! Maybe twice! *smh*
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