Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lazy slacker

I haven't been to yoga in almost a week. And I know that I made excuses on some of the days I could've easily gone if I just ignored the voices in my head saying not tonight. I NEED to look at this post again tomorrow and get back to my damn mat, since I never regret that......even after the hardest class ever or gas or sleepiness or hunger or laziness or whatever else happens or doesn't happen......it's so true though: the hardest class is the one you don't go to. The end. No excuses. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Missing my practice

I didn't go to yoga last night.

I was exhausted and felt I needed a break. At the same time, I'm feeling bummed because it's the holiday weekend and I'm not sure I'll make it to even one class because of all my other commitments. 

I know I shouldn't, but I always get this awful yoga guilt when I do not go.

I think about the money, I think about being lazy and not taking care of my body, I think about not getting this time back.....

I tell myself it's only a few more days, but I still feel badly and guilty.

Anyone else face the same feelings if you start to miss your practice days?

Do you have any wise words for me? 

As an aside, anything fun planned this weekend?

TGIF all! Only 8 hours to get through at work today!!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Being still

On a hot yoga forum I belong to, I recently read that someone judges whether or not they had a good class, on their ability to remain still. This resonated with me and I held this in my mind throughout yesterday's class.

While the 2nd half of floor series was a struggle (I don't think I was hydrated enough), I focused on remaining as still as possible in the postures I was able to do.

And I think it ended up being a pretty decent class.

My back has been bothering me lately so I was also taking it easy in many postures because of that. 

I'm hoping to return to my mat tonight but I'm not going to beat myself up if I don't.

I feel like I've become a lot more committed to my practice in just the past month, then I have even in all of the last year.

I love this yoga.

I've still been trying to encourage other people to go with me, but have had no luck on that end.

That's totally fine though because I love the me time and ability to focus on just myself and being still ;).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Donating

I've been cleaning out my closet and drawers these past two weekends and donating the goods. If I haven't worn in it in months, years, or ever----into the bag it has gone.

I have no regrets.

And the best part is I found a local organization who picks up and turns your goods into funds for their program.

I haven't donated any big things like furniture yet but I believe they take that stuff too.

I always have told myself I was going to do a yard sale, or give my stuff to my sister who is an eBay power seller, but honestly, both of those things are too much work.

And I feel like my things are going to a better cause.

I have my second pick up scheduled for this am.

Check them out:

BBBSLI.org

What do you do with all your stuff you want to get rid of?  Donate? Sell? Toss altogether? 
Clothing swap? I've done the last a few times and that's fun too IF you are really going to use the goods you're swapping.

Happy hump day all!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A night off

I decided to take tonight off after going to class the past two days. I had my clothes with me to hit the studio right after work, and I could still make the 8pm, but tonight I had some stuff I wanted to get done around the house. Also it's rainy and blah out, I deserve an early bedtime or at least time to lounge around and catch up on some nonsense tv. 

I don't want to seem like I'm making excuses. If I stop going to class at least 3x per week, then yes, I will know I need to reevaluate my situation because then excuses really DO tend to crop up. I know me. 

Till tomorrow.......

Yoga yesterday

My class started out pretty strong but then seemed to go downhill at points. I also had a gassy stomach for some reason, and well, you know, a little pop happened.....I don't think anyone noticed or if they did they were polite and didn't say anything LOL.

It was a teaching moment though, to laugh at myself and keep truckin' along.

Kind of like how life is (or should be).

We all have embarrassing moments that frequently happen unexpectedly. 

What has yours been in yoga or elsewhere? 





Monday, April 14, 2014

Noticeable change

I can tell the yoga is working already. My arms look less flabby. Enough that I can get away with a short-sleeve shirt for work today.  Exciting! ��������������