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"The light within me honors the light within you."
Well, dear readers, I did in fact make it to yoga class last night. Yay me for even going! I must say, I could tell it had been a while, too long, since I'd done yoga.
I was thrilled to see my teacher, whom I adore. I'm not "friends" with her, I only know her through class, but she's just one of those people who has something special. I love to bask in her energy. She truly has a gift for teaching yoga, and I'm so blessed that she's decided to share it in my little podunk town. She teaches in a way that makes you aware of your own body, your muscles, your breath, your thoughts, and makes you completely oblivious to what anybody else in the room is or is not doing better or worse than you are. It's incredible, and something I've never before experienced in an exercise class.
We started in, and my poor body said, "Oh dear! What is Janet doing to me?! We don't usually do this." Even just breathing deeply at the start, my lungs protested, "Deeper? You want me to breathe deeper? Are you sure?"
But I'll tell you, about halfway through class, my body sighed, "Oh, yes, this is why we do this."
My muscles whispered, "Thank you. I needed that."
My spirit patted me on the back, "There you go. Feel better now."
I found myself even tearing up a little bit with gratitude for my teacher, my body and what it was capable of, my own determination in going back to class after all this time.
I wish she was teaching more often, and that it was on different days. She's only doing Thursday evenings right now, and I have to work a lot of Thursday evenings. I can't go next Thursday because of a doctor thing (more to come in another post), so it will be two weeks before I can go again. I need you all to remind me how good I felt last time, and make me go Thursday after next.
Tomorrow morning will be my next weigh in. I'm a little unsure what that will bring. I did manage to walk every single day this week, but I also ate a lot. I was pretty stressed out from various things, and it showed in my eating. Tune in tomorrow and find out.
Oh, and congrats to Regina who has already updated her ticker. What are you doing girlfriend?! We want details!
I consider writing blip-its about myself a form of torture, but can talk about my interests, plans, dreams, and ideas for hours. I'm 37 years old, hapily married and mother to one human child and two dogs. My life, career, and eating habits are ever-evolving. I would like to lose about 30+ pounds and still be able to enjoy food and life.
I'm 41 years old, single, and I live with two dogs and two cats. I'm experimenting with semi-vegetarianism and recently gave up diet soda. I work from home, hate sports, love junk food, and would like to lose about 50 pounds. And win the lottery.