I was thinking the other day about how much I used to run…at my peak, I was logging 35-40 miles per week. I ran four half-marathons and one full marathon in just under 2 1/2 years. Coupled with my 3-4 cycling classes, plus at least an hour of weightlifting a week, I was working out A LOT. I loved it, but I was going pretty hard.
And then the knee pain started.
It didn’t go away.
So, in June of this year, I started something I thought I always despised (or, at least thought was not a real workout): yoga. Hot yoga. Everyday. Sometimes twice a day.
Let me say this, I have more muscle mass, more LEAN muscle mass than before when I was running, cycling, and lifting like a crazy person.
I still go for occasional runs, but yoga has become the predominate form of exercise for me. Also, at almost 33 years old, I just think my body wanted a change. And, my yoga studio offers a multitude of classes–even one using lighter weights–that have just completely changed my body.
better than I ever have.
I’ll take those ten pounds.