One thing that I did achieve during my maternity leave is to get back into shape. In fact, I have never felt so good and so fit in years! First I started to do yoga on a regular basis but I noticed I needed more cardio workout so I decided I would have a go at running. I had tried to run before but I had never managed to keep up to it. This time, mainly due to the fact that I was not busy with teaching, I managed to stick to it and to run 2 to 3 times weekly. A colleague of mine who happens to be one of the sports teacher at our school asked me if I could join a women’s relay because they were missing one lady. I accepted since I had be running for months now. Therefore this Saturday I will be running my first official race which is 14.7 kilometers! We usually train on Wednesdays late in the evening at about 7 p.m. and when I come back it’s already 9 o’clock and I am all excited because I have been exercising! To calm down and get ready to bedtime, I have tried these restorative yoga poses which prioritize stillness, relaxation, and a calmer state of mind:
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Last night, after doing these six postures, I was ready to go to bed. I fell asleep quickly and I slept like a lamb!
And you? What do you do before bedtime?