You know, we yoga nuts could go on and on about the benefits of yoga all the time ... and we do! I am so guilty. For most of us, it is because yoga has changed our lives in good ways, and we want to share that with others. But there’s always the flip-side. So, here are 10 excuses for NOT doing yoga ...
Hendricks Regional Health YMCA’s Gobble Gallop 5k is a close comparison to running a true IRONMAN in the Delgado home. Getting the turkey in the oven (comparable to a 2.4-mile swim), strategically baking, steaming, or boiling every side dish including dessert (comparable to a 112-mile bicycle ride), and last but not least, chasing, coloring, dancing, exercising, swinging, singing, screaming, breastfeeding, and snacking with an 8.5-month-old and almost 2.5-year-old (comparable to a 26.2-mile run).
The Physical Therapy department at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA offers a post partum pilates program to assist new moms in regaining whole body strength, especially core strength as well as improving posture often negatively impacted from pregnancy and caring for a newborn. I had the chance to take a group mat class which was led by Amy Burkholder, Staff Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor.
How did this happen? I asked myself this for several weeks. After all, I didn’t change my diet and I continued to take advantage of fitness opportunities at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA. I eat healthy too. I didn’t understand. But “weight”! Ah ha! I know what it is now! I am taking in more calories than I am burning.
I received an unexpected gift last Thursday afternoon, but it wasn’t given to me. It was given to Hendricks Regional Health and its caregivers, an organization and group of colleagues I’m proud to be part of. I was honored and privileged to hear comments from patients and representatives from community organizations who were invited to be part of the closing session of the Magnet certification program.