Tonight was the Spring celebration at my gym: Equinox. It was a great party with all the festivities, a DJ playing pulsing music, wine and appetizers, special classes offered and tours of the club. Even with all that to offer, as I sat at home, syncing my phone after a reset to fix my corrupted software, I debated leaving the comfort of the couch to venture out. I decided to go for it and I am so glad I did.
I arrived at the gym, stowed my bag in a locker and strolled over to the main studio for Zumba, which I have been dying to take, only to find out that the class started a half hour earlier that I had thought. I hesitated, but spotted a woman I knew and she waved me in. It was a blast! I was dancing for the half hour and got a great workout, but it ended too soon. I had come to the party and wasn’t ready to call it quits yet so I headed up to my favorite yoga class, Candlelight Flow. Wine was being served outside the spa, so I took a glass with me into class at the encouragement of Holli, my yoga instructor. What a wonderful class we had in the dimly lit room with Holli’s amazing music and encouragement.
Days begin early for me lately, since I started a 5:45 a.m. workout regime and then head off to the world of kindergarten-a workout in itself, but I’ve realized that being a teacher is like being a mother, and I have to take care of myself if I am going to be able to take care of others. Here’s to self-care, cheers!