A Week to Rule the Rest

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Earlier this week I wrote a blog post about motivation and how wonderful I was feeling. A brisk walk first thing in a morning really does amazing things for your outlook and I would definitely recommend it. I spent the rest of the week feeling great and glad that I'd taken that first step.

This morning I attended my very first yoga class. In the past I have done yoga on the Wii Fit and often enjoyed it although I wasn't sure that it was doing what it was supposed to. So when a friend of mine mentioned that she went to a class every Friday I was instantly interested. If you're anything like me you'll imagine a yoga class with loads of skinny, young women doing all kinds of strange poses, you tucked away in the corner making a fool of yourself. It wasn't like that at all, the group of people that attend this class are all different (there's even a man) and I found the poses simple but taxing. The instructor was really helpful and gave us instructions that we'd understand and were able to follow. Not once did I end up falling on my bottom or making a fool of myself and once the class was over I felt a mixture of invigoration and relaxation. This is definitely a class I'll be attending on a weekly basis.

As you've probably guessed by now my Word of the Week is Motivation. I can't believe it's taken me this long to realise that exercise is actually fun! I never (ever) thought I would say those words but I look back on this week and realise that I've had a fantastic time. This might be because of the company but, at least in yoga, I was mainly alone. It's all about stretching and relaxation and you can't natter when you're trying to relax!

Right now I'm sitting in front of the computer and not one of my muscles ache. This is quite disconcerting when, in normal circumstances, there's at least an ache in my back. Since giving birth to BP I've had lots of back problems but at the moment I feel like my muscles have been freed. For the first time ever I'm sat with my back straight while typing, I feel strangely content yet filled with vigour.

If you ever find yourself tired in the day or lacking energy I would highly recommend a brisk walk. Drag your sorry butt off that chair and get outside. It does amazing things. This has been a long time coming but I've finally found the exercises that I want to do. I can't wait until next Tuesday to go for a walk with friends and next Friday can't come quick enough. I know that my positivity may sicken some of you but I am a convert, I've discovered that I can enjoy exercise and this helps with my overall health. 

If nothing else I hope that my positivity helps you see the brighter side on days when the clouds roll in. 

Have a great weekend people and I'll see you on the flip side!

The Reading Residence
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  1. A great word of the week! Like you, the idea of 'exercise' rarely appeals to me, but I definitely feel better after a walk, and I've always fancied yoga. You have me feeling inspired! Thanks for joining in and sharing with #WotW x

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    1. Well that was the aim of the post so GREAT! I loved my walks and yoga really was as good as it sounds. Go on, give it a go! xx

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  2. What a great word of the week, and that your exercise has been so much fun.

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    1. Thank you, I'm hoping for another great week.

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  3. It's lovely that you're feeling so motivated and enjoying your exercise. It's so hard to get started with it but definitely worth it. #WotW

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    1. It is so worth it, I've kick started my weight loss too so that's an extra bonus! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. x

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  4. You've actually sold yoga to me...a bit! I did a class once upon a time but I guess I'm more of a Zumba girl! I rarely do any excercise these days (except climbing five flights of stairs once or twice a day four times a week at work!) but I'm hoping to get out a bit on my new bike from April. I do miss the feel good endorphins! #WotW

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    1. I have to admit I have no coordination so even though I think it would be fun Zumba is not for me. I'd be the one at the back with flailing arms! Good luck with that new bike, the feel good endorphins should keep you going! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. x

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  5. Lovely work of the week- you're selling yoga to me here and I usually hate exercise of any kind!

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    1. Haha, me too! I think it's just a case of finding something that you actually enjoy. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. x

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  6. A great word - and this is exactly how I have felt the past week! I have been walking Grace to school now the weather is better and it really helps! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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    1. I walk the kids to school too and it's definitely worth it. Thanks. xx

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  7. This is a great word, I need a bit more motivation, although I am feeling much better having been able to get outside this week and walk again as the temperatures have finally risen a little! #WotW

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    1. It is lovely when the weather finally gives us a rest from winter. I love when the sun is shining! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. x

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