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I Was So Distracted...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"I was so distracted looking at how beautiful you are that I forgot my yoga stuff." That's what I heard a woman say today when she came back into the locker room at the Y.

I didn't look up, so I'm not 100% sure she was talking to me, but I'm fairly confident. At the very least, it was directed towards me and the other girl in the locker room me. Conceited? Yes. Ego puffing itself up? Definitely. I have to remind myself to detach from the feeling of validation that comes from outside of myself. Nevertheless, I have been feeling and believing my beauty and grace lately in a way that I haven't since I was probably 5 years old.

And I'm down 10 pounds since I kicked things into full gear 7 weeks ago! Good day!

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TORTISE110 7/23/2014 5:53AM

    It's lovely to get compliments. Enjoy!

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MJRVIC2000 7/22/2014 5:02PM

    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes every thing work; and Love makes everything beautiful. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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I Won't Start, But I Will Finish

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A run in the rain that is. It's been a while since I've encountered one. Today's was a little under 2 miles, but it was still truly exhilarating.

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TIFFFIT 7/20/2014 12:46AM

    As a Phoenician, I would GLADLY start a workout in the rain! It's SUCH a treat, and the rest of the country takes it for granted!!!

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RENATA144 7/19/2014 11:29PM

  "It's not where you start but where you finish." emoticon

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Days With _______ and Half Full

Thursday, July 17, 2014

At the end of May, I eliminated the unhealthy behaviors I justified indulging in because of first-year teacher stress. Iíve been keeping mental notes about the numbers of days Iíve gone without certain things in my life. Today, I decided to record the number of each for this blog post because seeing my streaks help to keep me motivated when my willpower wanes. Up until this very moment I thought of them as days without ________. However, I now see that they are days with _________.

Days withÖ.
a body nourished primarily by plants 34
a mind uninhibited by alcohol 48
a spirit less distracted by the wants of my body and ego 52
a consistent yoga and meditation practice 52
smiling so much during meditation my cheeks hurt 2

On a related note, I decided to buy lemonade from some girls selling it in the neighborhood. They poured all that was left in their pitcher into my cup. There wasn't quite enough to fill the cup. One of the girls said, "Just the right amount." As I walked back to my house, I thought "Just the right amount? Seriously? It's only half full." Immediately, I realized I said half full as opposed to half empty.

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AB1GAIL 7/19/2014 12:53AM

    Great outlook and perspective!

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The Only Thing Worse...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

than a workout so hard it makes me feel like I'm going to die is a workout so easy it makes me feel like I wasted my time. I had 2 workouts like that today and have been in a bad mood because of them. From now I'll lift weights when I can't make it to my regular classes. I HATE weights, but at least they get my heart rate up.

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COOP9002 7/11/2014 11:50AM

    If you're working out i doubt that you're wasting your time. Have a great weekend.

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$25 For 8 Pieces of Fruit...

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

instead of $5 for candy. They were completely overpriced but totally worth it because oranges are not the only fruit. Guava, passionfruit and pomegranates -- the holy trinity of fruits. I think this just means I'll just have to move to a locale where at least one is indigenous.

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RUNPHIPHIRUN 7/13/2014 11:44PM

    It's my holy trinity. That is all.

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PASTAFARIAN 7/12/2014 10:15PM

    Holy trinity of fruit? Never heard of this before. Google doesn't know about it either. Are you just making this up? Please post a link that explains it.

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