Monday, March 23, 2009

100



Sunday morning, after 8:00am and 10:00am Bikram yoga, I completed my 100th class this year! I think it averages out to 9-10 classes per week. Why do I practice so much? Because I can! Besides, I have a killer collection of Lululemon yoga clothes and I get to wear them everyday, sometimes twice a day....woo hoo, how lucky am I?

Because I recognize what a luxury it is to be able to train so much, I try and take advantage of all of the wonderful things my life's schedule allows me to do. In addition to my yoga practice I train KB's 3-4x a week I walk 3-4x a week, I have a few clients, I teach a few KB classes, (more teaching to come!), and I get to shop for, cook and prepare all of my own foods.

Last week I had considered skipping a 4:30pm yoga class because I had already practiced earlier that morning at 7:15, and I said to Mark, "Why should I go? I mean, it's not like it's going to make a difference. I'm not going to be any skinnier because of it!" And he reminded me that all of the training I've been doing these past 3 years has built up "muscle density".....every workout not missed builds upon itself....and I don't miss workouts! I'll have Mark help me to write a blogpost about building muscle density, since he's the expert! But in the mean time......don't miss your workouts!

4 comments:

Diana said...

Missing workouts now after surgery hurts BOTH physically and mentally. I think, for me, more mentally! I can't wait to get back to anything. Even just walking a mile here and there is a little piece of heaven!

Kori Bliffert, RKC II, NASM-CPT said...

Tracy,
I LOVE lululemon! I bought some stuff this past summer...all of it was 50% off! Great job on all the classes!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Diana,

Looking back at my "forced" 6 weeks off of training it was the anxiety of the time off (mental) and that was created from fear....fear that I would not want to train again, afterall I lived many years of my life finding every excuse not to workout!

The physical comes back quick because of the base we've built and the time put in over the past years, easy to tell someone else, hard to live it!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Kori,

Where do you find lululemon @ 50% off? Good Lord....lucky you! I'm going to have to re-arrange my closet very soon.....lulu is taking over, lol!