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Yoga!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Took a yoga class this morning. What a great way to exercise AND relax. (Yoga is an ancient exercise/activity undertaken to prepare the body/mind for meditation and prayer.)

I wasn't even CLOSE to binding poses, but Yoga is not about what you can't do... it's about what you/your body can do and respecting "that place" where you are.... ah, acceptance.

Acceptance. Accepting and honoring what I can do with my body, with its many imperfections, and yet in those yoga moments it is perfect.

Accepting where I am, in this moment... a new way to think and to be.

  
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TWEETIBEAR 8/14/2011 9:10AM

    I'm still overweight enough I can't even easily get up and down from the floor, so yoga's not yet for me.

But I have 3 daughters, all healthy (didn't want to struggle like their mom did!)...and they all three do Yoga. In fact, my middle daughter teaches kindergarten, and they have a Kinder-Yoga class. She says it's amazing how that class calms her little ones down while at the same time invigorating them for the 2nd half of the day.

I plan to start it one day...good for you!

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Again and again (Up late)

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

For a person trying to get more sleep (and who woke up at 6 a.m. today), the repeat performance on the late-night Sparkin' is tough. I'm pooped. Seems like there are few opportunities during the day to take a break to Spark (or read or relax... though I did fit in a 15 minute walk!).

After the walk, I was able to focus better on work. Guess my eyes and brain needed the break. Need to do THAT more often.
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The house is peaceful, and there is no competition for my attention. Having the television OFF is a good thing for now.

Our golf league match was postponed (until tomorrow) due to thunderstorms. Since I couldn't get golf in, I decided to go to a meeting that I would have otherwise missed. I just got home from a P. Chef training meeting. We had a fun time and learned about the new products coming with the next catalog. Several attendees brought new recipes, most of which don't fit with a low-carb lifestyle. And, I caved.

The carb damage is done: 1 cup cranberry-chicken Risotto (de-lish!), 1/2 S'mores brownie, 1 pecan tassie, and 3 large cubes of bread dipped in oil and vinegar. A Tassie is like a mini pecan pie (at least it was gluten free). The damage could have been worse, though. Thank goodness I had the presence of mind to eat some lean turkey breast before the eating began.

Now it's time to track all that carb-y goodness and get back on-track tomorrow...with an extra side of veggies.

  


Up late... again

Monday, August 08, 2011

Spent much of the day doing domestic things:
- cooked 3# grass-fed beef (crumbles),
- planned next week's meals
- cleaning the kitchen/dishes/counters/fridge
- weeding the garden and then enjoying the harvest

Finally sat down with the husband (who's that guy on my couch? oh, yeah) at 9:30 p.m.

Catching up and talking about the upcoming week... and now it's almost midnight. Where did the weekend go? Oh, yeah... here and there.

  
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DWROBERGE 8/8/2011 1:56AM

    Time fliels when you are havng fun. Keep focused for success. YOu can do it. Go for it.

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