Minor lifestyle changes

After Christmas I bought myself a FitBit, one of the things that intrigued me about the FitBit was that it tracks my sleep.  I love my sleep, and I usually get at least 8 hours every night.  Another reason why I bought a FitBit was to motivate me to be more active.  When I was younger, I was active.  I did ballet, jazz,  and from 8-16 I did gymnastics.  In fourth and fifth grade, I played softball, while still doing gymnastics, and in seventh grade while still doing gymnastics, I ran track.  In high school I did jazz again, and in my last semester of college, just for fun I took a ballet class.  I quit gymnastics when I was 16, I didn’t have a choice.  Gymnastics started taking a huge toll on my body.  In seventh grade, I started having problems with my knees, and then when I was 16 it was my shoulders.  I went to an orthopedic surgeon to find out what was wrong with them, and they were both hyper extensive, but my left one was subluxive.  I was in constant pain and asked for surgery.  Every once in a while I get back spasms, and I have a pinched nerve in my neck.

To be more active, I was looking for something that would still be a workout, yet not as strenuous on my problem areas.  Through FitBit I found this app called FitStar, and saw that there was a yoga app too.  I downloaded both apps, however, it is the yoga app that has been my favorite.  What I love about the yoga app, besides the fact that it is free, is that the yoga workouts are tailored to me, they are easy to follow and I’m still getting an awesome workout without putting any stress on my problem areas.  I have fallen in love with doing yoga, it makes me feel good and energized.

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