Monday, March 27, 2017

One more work week

I don't think anyone reads my blog, but I just felt the need to shout to the universe that I only have one more work week until we leave for our cruise!

I'm so excited.

I packed the majority of our stuff this weekend.

Probably way too much but narrowed it down to a bag per person, plus one bag with all of our toiletries, odds and ends and OTC stuff "just in case" someone gets sick or an allergic reaction (this happened to my husband on our last cruise when he went snorkeling and had a reaction to the tropical fish).

It's been a stressful year for a variety of reasons, so even though we vacationed back in August, I feel like this trip has been a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnng time coming.

Plus it's NOT Disney right there the trip will instantly be much more relaxing.

I decided that even though I rarely get them for a bunch of reasons, I'm going to treat myself to a pedicure this coming weekend to celebrate being on vacation and all that is good in life.

Speaking of good in life....I made it to hot yoga 3 days in a row this weekend.

So fabulous.

I also hear the ship offers a "sunrise stretch" so I may check this out and even look into some of their paid yoga classes.

Do you have a vacation coming up?

Or even just a staycation to treat yourself?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mid-week break

and returning to work, especially on a freezing cold day is always a challenge.
Snow days.
At least I only have 18 more to go until we leave for our vacation and 201 until I'm in Disney again.

Also thinking ahead to our next big adventure.....maybe the Panama Canal cruise.

Has anyone been?

What day is it? Wednesday? 

I think we got this.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Back to the grind

I think I was glutened at dinner last night because my stomach has been killing me this morning.

I almost want to call into work, but I have a new client starting, and a school visiting.

I officially joined Weight Watchers this weekend and downloaded the app. Currently in the negative in my weekly points from dinner alone last night.  Oops!

On the plus I made it to yoga both days over the weekend.

And a morning class yesterday which I never do.

It sucked in the beginning but I ended up having an amazing class and of course didn't regret going at all.

In the wise words of my yoga instructor, you can't think about it, just do it!

This is going to be my motto for the week ahead.....

Friday, February 24, 2017

Almost weekend

Thank goodness because I'm not feeling working today.

But I'm planning to stop at the new coffee shop that opened in town (not a Starbucks or Dunkin woot!) for a treat to reward myself.

Haven't been on my mat since Sunday so hoping to get in some 7-minute yoga today too.

It's all about the little things....happy weekending all!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I don't waaaaaaaaaaaaaaana go to work!

Coming off a 3 day weekend is hard, especially one with such beautiful weather.

I have total spring fever now!

I went hiking in the woods yesterday which is always a fave thing of mine when I go Upstate.

This time we walked past a quartz mine so I brought home a bunch of pretty rocks to grace our garden this spring.

I may even put one on my desk at work to serve as a reminder of the little things in life I enjoy.

On the plus side, at least it's only a 4 day work week.

Did you do anything fun this weekend?

Monday, February 13, 2017

And just like that...

We're in February. Mid-February.

Time flies when you're feeling stressed.

Which has been the theme of my life lately.

Student stress has been the top of my list.

I know I've said it before but I'm really considering not doing a student program in the fall....or at least a very strict one, on my terms only.

I think we've finally ironed out some of the kinks because I can't take anymore sleepless nights over it.

In other less stressful news, I've been trying to keep up with my yoga practice. Not as much at home (probably because YWA has had less videos to inspire me this month) but moreso at the studio on weekends.

Will probably not be able to do it this month much, but I'm also aiming to get back to a solid 3 day a week studio practice. 

Anyways, some stuff I learned (or re-learned) this weekend at the studio:

You gotta let shit go when the studio is packed, especially when it's packed with new people. The next day, class is usually back to normal.

Our feet hold us up all day. We need to give them rest.

Rest. Close your eyes. Lay down.

Breath. It's our life force.

I love wind-removing pose. It's the best self-hug.

Standing bow is the one pose you should definitely play in and have fun with.

And nothing new but.....when your body is fighting going to class physically and emotionally....just go.

I've found I've never regretted it (well, except that one time when I was seriously physically ill but that's different).

I hope you have a great Monday everyone.

I hope you get some yoga in.

I hope all your stress melts away.

With every problem there lies a solution. Even if it's one we are not necessarily comfortable with. Not everything needs to be made into a problem either ;). Let that shit go....

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What a difference a day makes

Not sure if it's from rest or an awful lot of hot tea, but I'm feeling slightly better today.

Also have some fun activities planned at work today.  (Helps that I have a different group dynamic on Tuesdays vs. Mondays).

I'm going to steal the journal prompts from the Alive in the Fire blog and also talk about Chinese New Year and compare everyone's birth year animal to their personality.  This is always a fun group that most people love.

Cheers to it being Tuesday and hopefully a week that flys by fast!