Everyone makes resolutions for the new year, and my wife and I are no different.
We have made decisions in the past, but we usually bail halfway through the year.
This year, we decided to try a new activity. Both of us had ideas of our own, and we discussed several different activities like yoga, dancing, and horseback riding. I wasn’t thrilled with any of the choices, and I would have been much happier staying at home. My wife was adamant that we make some real changes, so we decided to join a yoga class. My wife has a friend that attends a yoga class already, and she recommended a nice studio in the village. My wife and I attended class for the first time last Tuesday. I thought that yoga would be very easy, because it just seems to be moving and stretching. After all, how difficult is it to move and stretch? I do that every single day and it doesn’t seem like exercise. I was terribly wrong and completely inaccurate. Yoga isn’t easy, and I exerted a ton of energy during the 50 minute workout session. At the end of the class, I was ready to go home, shower, eat, and sleep for half a day. My wife wants to attend yoga classes twice a week, but I don’t think I can survive that much exercise. I thought yoga would be low impact, but I feel like a trainwreck after one visit. My muscles and joints are aching, and I feel old. I am going to be supportive of our decisions, but I’ll stick with yoga once a week.