On this holiday celebrating independence, I went back to Bikram hot yoga after an almost 6 month hiatus (hence the red face). Why? Because in order to advocate for human liberty and self-ownership, free and independent from statism, I need to be the best me I can.
Hot yoga is both my albatross and talisman.
It’s SO HARD for me now, half the time I want to barf, the other half, I’m hoping I won’t die, but I feel oh-so good when those sweltering 90 mins are over. I was fairly proficient in the late 90s, then career and life choices meant I strayed, got fat, and unhealthy. Once I decided to rebalance my life, which included changing my diet to keto/paleo, quitting alcohol, and adopting Ancestral living, I have been going back sporadically, yet I keep try, try, trying to make it a regular habit without it quite “taking.”
I know if I practice hot yoga routinely, even just once a week, it will remarkably improve my health for the rest of my life. Building new habits and routines is hard, but there is literally only one way to do it, and that is to SHOW UP and TRY.
Today, I showed up, and I’m proud of myself and grateful that I’m still willing to try! I share this to hopefully motivate YOU to show up to something that is important to YOU. Something that you know will help YOU reach more of YOUR goals. Feel free to share a goal YOU want to turn into a routine, and let’s help keep each other accountable. #LiveFreeAndThrive