My fitness buddy

I am so happy that after so many months of nudging my husband to join yoga, he finally showed some interest and it’s been a month to be exact, since he joined my yoga class. He is definitely happy to have taken that much needed  step and is enjoying himself.

And you know what that means for me? A companion, a buddy…yay!

I don’t have to go to my classes alone in the wee hours of dark mornings anymore (okay, the class is @ 5:30 AM and just a few blocks away, but still).


I don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn and look around to find everyone sound asleep, snoring their way to glory. And the poor me has to drag my feet along and get ready for my class quietly as a mouse and leave the house throwing a longing look at my warm bed.

That’s my weakest point, when my mind gets busy concocting all sorts of lame excuses to somehow skip the class that day. You know how it goes right? Yeah, something like this; “Hey you slept late yesterday, you need your sleep” or “you have a long day at work today so go back to sleep, you need the rest” or “It looks like it might start raining, so better not to venture out” or “think you are coming down with something, you don’t seem too well, skip the class just to be sure” or the classic “one day is not going to make a big dent in your routine, take it easy”.

I so want to let that voice in my head win over my sensible voice trying weakly to defend a losing battle. I guess you get the drift and you can imagine how difficult it is to make it to the class while being stuck in that mind space 😉

But hopefully, not anymore. You know why? I have somebody else who will wake up and walk up to the class with me. And even if my mind acts up again, there is that someone to shut it up.

Before you jump to the conclusion that I am not a morning person, allow me to clarify that I just love the early morning hours…it’s so calm and peaceful. It’s just about the most beautiful and serene part of the day before getting caught up in all the craziness in the world. It’s no wonder it’s called “Brahma Muhurtha” – the hour of the creator.

I have always read about two types of people – the morning person and the night owl. I have always wondered which category I belong to. I am someone who loves the early morning hour but it’s the getting out of bed part that I don’t like. Sounds crazy? But that’s me.  I just hope that there are more people like me and I am not the weird one.

If you are anything like me, then just find yourself a fitness buddy- a friend, a neighbour or your spouse. It could make a lot of difference to your routine and add so much enthusiasm, energy and interest in that activity. You could motivate each other on your off days and beat the blues out of waking up early. Together.

So, here’s to finding that perfect buddy!


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