Motivation is hard during the winter and to stay physically in shape and to continue to be our best selves take dedication, lots of patience and lots of motivation. I always found excuses as to why I couldn’t go to the gym – needed to wash my hair, wash the dog, make a cake, the list goes on, I just always found a reason not to go and what did I do with the time I could have been at the gym – nothing, yes, literally nothing. I just didn’t like going to the gym. Then I found yoga, I loved it from my first practice to this day. Because I love yoga I practice on a regular basis, I found the benefits of yoga took shape very quickly, I became more flexible, had more energy and simply felt that I looked better and so much stronger. The discipline to stay fit and healthy is so much easier when you love the activity you are doing and can see the benefits almost immediately. I know that whatever my day brings when I step on that mat, my mind quietens and my focus changes.