On a very positive note, I went to my very first yoga class. The local studio is five minutes away from the office and they're offering both online and outdoor classes. My internet is too slow and my dogs too disruptive for me to join the online sessions, but outdoor yoga sounded amazing so on a whim I signed up for the Saturday morning class.
Now get this.
The class took place on the huge wraparound porch of an old farmhouse that's used as a women's history museum, next to a walking park. I'll have to find some natural bug repellent because the mosquitoes were nearly awful, but other than that it was amazing. When I had been doing yoga at home last year, my sessions were less than half an hour, so an hour long class was a lot more strenuous than I had anticipated. Still, I kept up very well and didn't have much trouble with the poses. I sweat SO MUCH.
I felt really weird about a half hour after it ended, like I was going to pass out, but felt better once I ate. I'll have to make sure I eat something before and after. There's another class this Wednesday night, so I'll change and go straight after work.
Anyway, the point of all that is that it really inspired me and maybe triggered me a little. The instructor was this cute, petite, dark-haired woman around my age. She just kind of glowed. And her physique was so compact and fit, I envied it immediately. She had none of the willowy slimness you see a lot in yoga people, but like a solid, earthy strength. She talked about spending the week at her other job teaching kids outdoor skills at a day camp an hour away and I just kind of crushed on her.
If I can make it to two or three classes a week and do some yoga at home on the rest of the days, I can definitely see myself achieving the goals I have for my body. I'm toying with the idea of getting up at 5am everyday so that I have enough time to do yoga, have a coffee, plan out my meals for the day, scroll reddit. Just get myself woken up and accomplish something rather than just get up and head to work. Once I get home, I last maybe two hours hanging out with my bf and my dogs before turning in, there's no way I want to try doing anything constructive.
So, yeah. Job. Yoga. Those are two of the three changes happening in my life.