Thursday, July 24, 2014

No good reason

But been feeling kind of gloomy and unfocused. Wanting to stay around my house and also snuggle with my son, so there hasn't been yoga at all this week. Well, except on Sunday....better that than none at all.

And that's totally fine.

Sometimes there will be days like this.

This weekend is busy with parties and being away so my mat will have to wait until I come back. 

I hope by then I'm in a better mindset. 

In the meantime I'm going to sit outdoors and enjoy the sunset.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ugh up early

I haven't done extra work for my old agency in what seems like months.

I jumped on it when they recently offered me the opportunity to write another service plan.

It's good money for about 1/2 days work.

But that still means getting up super early so I can get home by mid-day and enjoy some of what is left of the weekend.

I also haven't been to yoga in 3 days. I'm totally losing my steam for the hot room.

I need to change that and hopefully get back this afternoon---well, tomorrow night tops.

How has your weekend been going? Any side work or yoga?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Eh, challenge....

I realized I probably won't finish this challenge.
I think I've only completed 8 classes so far and this month....this week especially is going to be crazy busy.
I have become content with the fact that while it was amazing to complete one challenge last month, overall life is too busy to be much more than a 3 day a week hot yoga girl.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lucky # 13

This is the amount of classes left to go in my July challenge.

We shall see......overall 13 doesn't seem like such a bad #. It's much closer to 10 which is much closer to 7 and then 5 where it makes sense to not stop since you're so close.

How is your week going everyone? Whether you yoga or not?

I got a new student this week and so far, things are good.

I also secured both of my new students for the fall.

One of them a colleague knows and ended up calling me to tell me when she saw the student post on social media about how excited they were about their placement.  They told me I made an excellent choice, and I was touched when they said "because they remind me of you".

I also have court today for my first speeding ticket ever.

I wish I could just pay the fine instead of going there, but everyone I talked to advised against that so I get no points on my license which will make my insurance go up.

It's my first one ever so I'm trying to look at it as a new experience, and a costly one at that.....

I don't speed as a rule and have definitely learned my lesson.

Is it time to get ready for work already?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Why is this second challenge so hard?

I've only completed 6 classes so far out of the 20 challenge for July.

My pattern has been more like every other day instead of daily.

Still good in the grand scheme of things, I know, but my mind is still making it really difficult to get to the studio. 

I have no regrets once I arrive, and my classes overall have been pretty strong.

We're going canoeing this AM and I have plans to still go later so wish me luck getting over this hump. I feel once I have only 10 left to go, I will begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel....

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


I went back to the studio last night and found my name had been added, so I feel much better about the situation, even though I had started to already get over it the day before.

One of my teachers also introduced me to a newbie as one of his "favorite good people" so that was nice to hear.

It's strange the emotions this yoga can bring out.

But feelings are what they are, even if they come and go.

I don't feel bad for being upset initially.

Now I just need to focus on completing 16 more classes this month LOL.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

I've been quiet lately

I did start another challenge this month, but so far, I'm just not as into it. It could be the busyness with the holiday weekend or it could be something else that if you have followed me on Twitter, know has really upset me:

 I wasn't acknowledged with the rest of the challengers who finished in completing.
I did mention it to the owner, but that was 2 days ago and it's still not fixed.

I know in the grand scheme of things, it's probably really silly, but it's hard not to get paranoid and feel excluded.  This was NOT easy for me to finish by any means.

And what bothers me more is that I spend a lot of money and time at the studio, not to mention constantly giving it good press.

It's kind of ironic to find myself being mad at yoga, something that is supposed to be good for me....but that's how I am right now.

I think too that maybe the studio is just getting too big.....

I'm to the point where I actually want to start seeing what else is out there in terms of the yoga community.

It sucks though because there are no other hot yoga studios super close by.

I feel stuck :(

I also feel like people who don't practice, just don't "get" why I'm upset either.....

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's not about how you start.....

but how you end.

I remember a favorite yoga teacher saying this last month to a new friend I made at the studio who started her challenge late.

I am thinking of these words today, because I just couldn't find the motivation to push myself to begin my July challenge, especially after having 3 days off in a row.

I really have no good excuse not to be there tonight, so I will just be honest.....I'm being lazy and staying home.

It's only the first of the month though and I am pretty confident I will finish this month out super strong again.

Hope you are all having a good week so far.

Tuesdays for me are pretty exhausting because the largest number of clients are in on that day, and I rarely have student help.

I usually end up leaving work wanting to do nothing that even resembles effort in a hot yoga class.

Thank goodness it's a short week though.