Monday, January 18, 2016

Ha ha

My old yoga mat magically reappeared yesterday.

It was on the side of our house, on top of a pile of siding that will eventually be going onto our home.

Since it's clear no one stole it, I rolled it up and put it in the back of my Jeep for safe-keeping.

Or to hopefully loan out if anyone new decides to join me for yoga in the near future who doesn't own a mat.

Speaking of new---I recently got a friend to join me, and she attended her 3rd class yesterday, and is loving it so far.  She even comes from far away and is talking about buying a package to use on the weekends. This is the best feeling....introducing someone to the yoga and them finding it meaningful enough to continue, despite the obstacles to make it TO as well as IN the hot room.

I'm off from work today so hoping to hit the studio later.

I went to class on Sat & Sun so if I make it tonight, I can count this class towards my 3-a-week goal.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

My yoga mat just disappeared

I often hang my yoga mats on my front porch to "air out" after class.

I've had a $5 yoga mat hanging there for about a week or so.

I came home from work the other day and it wasn't there. 

It hadn't blown off the rail like it has before.

My only thought is someone must've swiped it.

I'm definitely not mad or anything.

While this was one of my favorite mats because of the pattern, I actually bought myself a thicker, more quality mat last week, that I've been keeping in my car.

And I still have at least 2 or 3 other mats around my house.

I hope this is the universe's way of bringing the yoga to someone who truly needs it.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Setting goals

It's been a bad month for making a solid committment to class, but when I do go, I have some pretty clear revelations that come from the yoga, as I mentioned in my last post.

Yesterday was no different and my mind kept drifting to ways to make my goals a reality in 2016.

After I left the studio, I sat in my Jeep for a few minutes and wrote the following:

Do some no spend months/or at least no spend weekends.

Meal plans every time before shopping!

Cook the week's meals on Sunday.

Only use a certain (spending money) account for all spending money. The other is ONLY for bills and the rest goes in savings.

Only use gift cards I receive to by new items like clothes.

Do not buy more clothes!

No eating out!! (Or realistically....limit....and plan for eating out).

Do more yoga!!! (At home counts too....).

I also wanted to add a daily exercise goal of 30 minutes doing anything, but that seems pretty lofty....

Have you noticed a trend on areas I need to greatly improve in 2016?

I've read many times that writing out goals is the way to help meet them so that's what this entry is all about.

And I have no doubt I will need to revisit it again and maybe even revise it.

I did make a meal plan for this week last night though and I am planning to re-sign up for a 30-day at home yoga challenge.

I would like to go to at least one yoga class this week, but with all the holiday and work craziness going on, I'm not going to pressure myself. If it happens, it happens.  Otherwise, onward to next week!!

Do you have any goals for 2016?

What strategies do you plan to use to be successful in meeting them?

Sunday, December 13, 2015


I have probably said this before on here, but it's amazing to me the clarity in solving life's problems that comes to me while I'm on my mat, especially after a vigorous hot yoga session.

I also have found a great way to get some things in order that have been weighing on my mind lately, especially when it comes to all our open house renovations as well as just the house of finances in general.

I feel more at ease now going into 2016.

I think it's going to be a really great year.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The yoga

So I decided to purchase another yearly.

Of course it's a lot up front, but at 3 classes a week it's practically peanuts vs. doing a more expensive unlimited monthly plan. 

I also decided I needed to find something to amp up my practice on days I can't make it to the studio.

So I started a 30 day at-home challenge.

I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised and this yoga is no joke either.

It also is less time than my hot yoga far around 30 minutes each, the videos go by fast and are super easy to follow, even though it will take some practice to get the form.

I highly recommend checking her out .  Her videos are free and super motivating.

I couldn't go to an actual class so far all week, for various reasons, so this is absolutely the next best thing.

Here's to going back to the hot room soon though!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Every year

when a holiday falls on a Thursday, I say next year I'm gonna take Friday off from work.

And then I never do.

This year (again) I felt guilty asking a student to come in on "their break" to cover and I hate having to get one of my teammates to stay with my clients since they are all already spread so thin.

While I love my job, the coverage thing is definitely problematic.

This, as well as the space issue and having to watch other staffs' patients during lunchtime are my 3 top gripes about work.

I've learned though I have to choose my battles and like anything else at most agencies....these issues probably will never change. Unless of course something bad happens, but let's not go there....

So the pros....(heh, heh we always have to look on the bright side!):

I don't expect very many of my clients to show up today though, so I should have plenty of time to catch up on some things I need to do for our holiday party next week.  I also may shoot my boss (who is off today btw!) an email that I'm leaving early, when the clients are done with treatment.

We shall see.

Do you have to go in to work today?  Do you have similar coverage issues at your job? What are other little gripes you have that you wish you could change, but know you never can.... Let's commiserate together!

P.S. I'm not shopping on Black Friday either because you couldn't pay me enough to go to the stores today, and even ordering online...being a social worker and all that, I have to wait till I have more money!! (the list of gripes is growing.....)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Anyone else?

Hate the holidays? 

I mean, it could always be worse, but the stress of planning, money, having to go back to work the next day, family all over the place....I'm so not looking forward to Christmas with the way I feel already at Thanksgiving.

I think next year we should just book Disney at that time and say sorry, we will be away....