When Vicki and I created this partnership Fountain of You Wellness, I immediately knew she was the Yang to my Yin.
Wikipedia states the philosophy of yin and yang is a concept of dualism, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world.
Up until our partnership, my consistent exercise was mainly yoga, body rolling, and walking, some inconsistent hiking and snowshoeing. I believe moving your body is important not only for your physical health but your mental health. But when plagued by injury, exercise can change or disappear altogether. Several years ago, a back injury changed my exercise. I began favoring my back and avoiding a lot of exercise because it hurt. With PT, I began strengthening and lengthening the stabilizing muscles and focused mainly on my gluteal and core muscles that had become weakened and underutilized.
As I become stronger and now pain free, I realize that I don't want to go back there.
I am sharing to inspire you to join me in the 2021 Your Summer Best program.
Being a yogi, this type of exercise is “out of my box” and while I am proficient with anatomy and the proper technique for these exercises, this type of workout hasn’t been my go to. In fact, it’s something perhaps I have avoided because it seemed “hard”, “not fun”, whatever excuse I told myself. I didn’t even own weights heavier than 3 lbs!
Here’s where Vicki comes in. My yang. She has unending energy; is always smiling through the workouts and has been motivating and supportive BUT doesn't let me off the hook! She makes working out FUN!
Yup, I just said that!
I have just completed the first week and I even recorded a workout and you can find it in the On-Demand Library along with Vicki’s many workouts under the category “2021: Your Summer Best”. I am tracking my macros and working out with a plan in mind everyday for 6 days a week. Yes, that’s right! 6 days! But some of the workouts are about a half hour! You’ll be amazed at how fast they go!
Here’s what I have for takeaways from the first week:
“You don’t have to be EXTREME, just CONSISTENT.”
You can find some teaser exercises listed under Your Summer Best in our On-Demand Library and we are currently working on some exciting things and fresh content including an updated calendar coming out in March so stay tuned!
(And of course, your wellness journey is just that...a journey. You can start anytime. If you are new to working out or more of a beginner, try our FREE Take The Controls 2021 program to get your “feet” wet. You'll have daily motivation and inspiration and we break down exercises with each no longer than 15 minutes. You’ll have the confidence you are seeking to take the next step!
“Respect your body. It’s the only one you’ll get.”
In Natural Health,
Tracey DuBois, Yamuna Practitioner, RYT300, Wellness Advocate