Yesterday I went to my first community yoga class! That was something I had been wanting to do for over a year now, but for one reason or another (maybe I felt I was undeserving?) I finally went. I'm SO glad I did and I intend to go once or maybe even twice a week because the community class is only $6. It happens to be just about the time Aidan takes his nap, and yeah, I don't get grocery shopping, online work or cleaning done, but I do care for myself. It took some convincing on my part (still!) that it's OK if some things don't get done when it's a once or twice a week event that lasts an hour and a half total, including walking there and back.
It's becoming more apparent to me how important it is to care for my body lately. Especially as I get older, I'm becoming less flexible, and I truly feel that when your body is more flexible through stretching you FEEL younger, better and stronger. My left hip joint bothers me from 18 years of power walking - I don't want to have a hip replacement years down the road. So today I'm stiff and sore from stretching, not from gettin' old, and it actually feels GREAT!