I Float Like a Rubber Duckie

I have taken the plunge and I joined a local gym. This gym is not your average place to workout. It is a all encompassing center of health. There is a spa, cafe, track, 3 indoor pools, machines galore, racketball courts and much more. I even have a nurse that helps me to manage my diabetes and my workouts.  If you are interested check out www.acac.com.

I discovered what may end up being my favorite class at the gym. Water Yoga? What? Yes we practice yoga in the water, in a warm water pool and it is fantastic. The pool might be 85 degrees, I’m not sure but it feels great. It is definitely not as hot as the hot tub I jump into after class. One of the best parts about taking water classes is that nobody can really see what you are doing. I find this fact to be extremey freeing and I can relax much more and enjoy my workout. I am forever comparing myself to everyone but being in the water prohibits my unhelpful competition and I stretch and splash away the hour.
If you have ener taken a yoga class on land you usually do a relaxation at the end called savasana. The water did not stop this relaxation but enhance it. We each got a noodle to support our neck and shoulders and push off to float on our backs. With my head partially submerged I couldn’t hear anything. These few moments floating like a rubber duckie were the most relaxing moments I can remember having in a very long time. I look forward to more of the same at my new gym.

My Un-Diet Journey

Fat, skinny, big, small, what does it really matter. We all come in very different shapes and a variety of sizes. Why is small so desirable? Why is small better to so many people? Many of us are not small. Should we live our lives striving for unrealistic measurements and live hungry and miserable in the process? I say NO.

I have decided to embark on a journey, a journey of the un-diet. I want to enjoy the foods I eat and I want to feel good after a meal. I want to exercise without feeling exhausted and weak for days afterwards. I want to manage my diabetes without tragic swings in my sugar. I want balance. I want peace. I want a lot of things but most of all I want to feel better.

Join me on my journey towards better health. I will be eating when I am hungry. Moving somewhere between a snail’s pace and a dog with really short legs. I am going to take it slow and enjoy the process.