A few months ago I left my lovely gym and switched to one a little nearer to where I live. Unfortunately my new gym is pretty basic and doesn’t offer yoga or Pilates classes. Although I’m starting to finally get back into a decent gym routine I’ve really been missing my weekly yoga class.
So when John Lewis asked if I would like to get involved in their #mywellbeing campaign and start to do more yoga at home I thought it was a great idea. They very kindly sent me a fab yoga kit complete with a bag to carry the mat in.
I’ve started doing 10-20 minutes of every other day either in the morning or before I go to bed. I hope to increase this over the next month or so. I find that doing both yoga and Pilates is not only good for my physical health but my well-being too. I can cut off from work and really focus on breathing. This is something which I think is so important. We all live busy lives and to just take 10/20 minutes away from the stresses of life is fantastic.
I think it’s important to mix up your exercise routine so that you don’t get bored with it. Being able to incorporate yoga back into my life from my home has been really easy. I have everything I need to get it done and with a little help from Madeline Shaw over on YouTube I’ve got back into the swing of it.
Another thing I’ve been doing is making fresh juices and smoothies. I did really well with this last summer but got out of the habit towards the end of last year. I find they’re an easy way of getting more veg into my diet. I generally eat a lot of fruit so I try to make my smoothies veg heavy. You might enjoy trying out these smoothie recipes, I know I have.
I’ll be sure to report back in a month or so to let you know how I’m getting on with my new routine. Thanks to John Lewis for helping me kick-start yoga at home.
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