Train Like an Athlete...Or a Yogi
When I was growing up I was a soccer player from 3rd - 8th grade. Then I was a cheerleader through high school. In college I hopped on board with the step-aerobics phase ala Cher Fitness. I added Taebo to my library during the Virginia years, and that lasted for quite a while. Then I started my Beachbody run with P90X in 2009 after a few years of treadmill glory. I graduated to Turbofire and Les Mills Pump and most recently Les Mills Combat. Other than a 5 month stint of morning yoga with Desiree, my workouts are usually intense.
And then I turned 40. My body started laughing at me when I tried to do workouts that a few weeks earlier were fine. It's a mental game - I told myself. This past year has been quite the transformation for me mentally anyway, but my whole perspective has changed on what is good for me NOW. And by now I mean the middle aged years. I can own that I am in the middle ages of my life.
Over the past few weeks I have had two very distinct impressions about my health. I am not an intuitive person when it comes to health and wellness and healing. I'm more of a charge right through it type of person. My intuition kicks in when I am networking and connecting people. I actually remember names and faces and skillsets. So when I was talking with Carolyn Cooper a few weeks ago and she said, "Have you ever been plant-based?" it was a jolt to my system. Well yes, I actually HAVE. Not 100%, but I did spend six solid months at 90% plant based and 10% cheese on pizza or whey in protein shakes. And I felt GREAT. Then another woman suggested that I incorporate more yoga to help me shift from warrior into a slower pace where I can focus. Plant based and yoga for my visionary warrior personality. Go figure.
The crazy thing is that I have never combined them, even though I have incorporated both into my life. After a few days of thought I decided that it just might be the time to take the next few months doing both and see what happens. I like to experiment with these things. Keeps life interesting.