First thing this morning, after skipping yesterday, when my body was stiff getting up and I felt a little guilty was: “You should have at least done the 30 minutes!” I did 5 or 6 sun salutations to loosen up a little and was also mad that I had set the alarm earlier so I could do a whole practice. And I concluded with my fitness guru work-friend that if you miss sleep you probably shouldn’t expect yourself to put in the extra work for fitness. If you’re tired, you might not make it to the mat.
When I was leaving work and running errands, I kept thinking: “I really can’t wait to get to the mat today. It’s gonna be a little tougher because I’m still sore from Saturday, but I want to work it out and my body will be so happy.” So I did. I came home and piddled for just a few minutes and then hit the mat. I did the full 90 minutes again.
But I only performed one complete wheel and my mind was ALL OVER THE PLACE.
I know we’re not supposed to compare one practice to another. My early instructors used to always say “some days are better than others, love your practice either way. Congratulate yourself for showing up.” But I also feel myself getting stronger. I’m closer with each vinyasa to being able to jump up and back rather than walking up and back. My spine is opening, my hips are opening. I am blooming. It’s beautiful.
I just want to get to the point where it’s a daily practice, automatically.