Life is busy. Whether you’re working full time or a stay at home mom (or dad!), you’ve got things to do and people to see. Add to that carting the kids to where they need to be, running errands, grocery shopping, making dinner, and yes, blogging--and you sit down every evening wondering where the day/week/month went. It’s easy to get stressed out!
I’ve joined Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Well-Together Challenge that’s going on through the month of October. They’re pairing up local bloggers from around New England to challenge each other in this quest for better health and wellness habits. I’ve been paired with blogger Carrie of Maine Mom on the Run. She’s amazing--she just ran the Maine Marathon! What a huge accomplishment. It takes a lot of discipline and training to do that--more than I think I have. Congratulations, Carrie!
I used to do yoga five days a week. I loved it! It felt good and always energized not only my body, but my mind. As my kids got older and we got busier (I have kids in three different schools!), I dropped yoga from my days. Why? I don’t know, but I’m wishing I hadn’t! It’s a fantastic stress reliever--and who couldn’t use less stress in this life?
Carrie’s challenge for me is to get back into yoga. She’s challenged me to yoga sessions 3-4 days per week, 10 minutes at a time. I did 20 minutes this morning. It wasn’t as easy as it used to be get into those deep stretches, but just like it used to, it felt good when I was done.
My challenge to Carrie is to make simple recipes that will please everyone in the family, but not take all evening to prepare. Make sure to check with her every Tuesday this month to see how she’s doing, and check back here on those same days to see how I’m doing getting reacquainted with yoga!
This is a paid post, but as stated above, the thoughts and opinions here are my own.