Sunday, October 26, 2014

I went back

to the studio yesterday.

It was a decent class and I was sorry I stayed away so long.

I really can't do the Japanese ham sandwich, and any pose that puts direct pressure on my knee cap is out completely.

But I enjoyed taking it easy and re-acclimating to the room.

I told my teacher I was sad about missing out on the challenge this month and of course he told me I was being's an accomplishment just coming back.

He also told me to take the arthritis with a grain of salt....probably everyone has a little bit of it and by coming to the hot room consistently, I'm already being proactive in keeping it away.

I'm probably going to hit up another class this afternoon.

Otherwise this weekend has been a whole lotta lazy which is exactly what I need.  I feel like I'm coming down with my first cold of the season, or Ebola as many of my clients and colleagues like to joke around about given all the hype in the media right now.

My MIL dropped off some kind of homemade cold and flu drink last night that resembles a urine specimen.  I'm avoiding it actually for that reason alone.

How is your weekend going?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stupid knees

So I saw the ortho yesterday.

Update is I sprained my knee.

He also saw some early onset arthritis in the X-Rays so this is my reminder to never grow up ;).

With that said, he did say I can go back to yoga whenever I want....just to listen to my body and take a break if I need it.

My knee is still sore but I will probably head back early next week.  I most likely can't get in this weekend anyway because I have no one to watch my son since DH is away on business, and although he's getting older, I'm still not ready to bring him to the studio even if he's absorbed in the IPad.

I also lost one of my students this week.

I think she will make a great social worker one day, but has some personal stuff she needs to get into check before she can focus totally on grad school.

I know many people just want to get school over with so they can start practicing, but there is a right time for work will always be there.

Kinda just like yoga ;).....

Any fun weekend plans anyone?

I'm planning to just lay low and take it easy.

We had a school breakfast and soccer this am for DS and I have a few errands to run later and a doctor appt again in the am. Other than that, Monday will be here before I know it!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stopped in my tracks

Wells, if you have been following me on Twitter, you're probably aware that I took a klutzy fall yesterday and hurt my knee.

I had to go to urgent care and I was walking around in a brace all day today.  I'm actually feeling a lot better but made an appt with the orthopedist later this week to be on the safe side.

I also may be jumping the gun a bit too, but I also contacted my studio and asked them to put my membership on hold for a bit until I know more of what is going on with my knee.

It sucks but it is what it is.

One of my students today told me she thinks this is a sign that I need to slow down in general.

She's probably right about that.

It's amazing how quickly ours lives can change in just one instant. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Less than a 1/4 way through my challenge and I'm losing steam already.

Thanks to a weekend away not being committed to this yoga.

Last night I was super exhausted from being stuck in traffic for HOURS the night before, and snuggling with my boy took precedence over my practice.

I've said it before when I've tried to do these challenges but I think if I can make 3 classes a week, I'm winning. 

I hope to get back tonight but am not going to beat myself up about it if I don't. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 4 done!

And at this point I feel like I should be much farther along...."Only" 4 classes so far....the light seems far off.

I did FB friend someone from my studio I am friendly with though....we said we would give each other pep talks to keep each other motivated.

I'm going to miss tonight because I have a late doctor appt....I'm definitely on for tomorrow though and Saturday.

Sunday is away to go pumpkin picking.

How is your week going? 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Finished my 3rd

Even though I had no desire to go to class last night, I pushed myself and was glad I did.

There was a ton of noise going on in my head but I got through it.....even think I did excellent in some of the more challenging postures like balancing stick and locust.

In other stuff, I had a GOOD student contact me last night that they think they may be dropping out of field work....and not because they want to either.

In a nutshell it sounds like the full-time schedule is too much, and if they go down to part-time, they have to give up the placement. Boo!  Was trying to help them figure out a way around the politics, like not telling the school, just doing classes, some internship hours when able and making up the rest of them later as if they were coming onto placement as a late student.

We shall see what happens....what a conundrum!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Day 2/20

I've been admittedly lazy and missed the last 2 days of class for no good reason.

I decided to hit the room early today though, and was finished with my yoga before noon.

I now have the whole day ahead of me to just relax and unwind.

Munching on some peanut protein and about to hop in the shower.

How has everyone's weekend been?

Did you get any yoga in?

Friday, October 3, 2014

Day 1 down....

I got through almost every posture but was super tired by floor series.

I think doing late night yoga during the work week caught up with me.

I decided for this challenge to also try salt/electrolyte tabs and see if they help me with feeling better during/after class, as well as helping with weight loss.

Any thoughts on them?

19 classes left to go!