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Namaste

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Yesterday was a great day for working out. I got up early and went to the gym before work. (I wanted to vent some stress and wake up completely to stave off early-morning-work-related-pan
ic-attacks) - so I rowed for 10 minutes and jogged for 10 minutes.

It's Payroll week, so work has been crazy - but I did get out of the office for lunch and enjoyed some sunshine. I packed my gym bag and so I went straight to the Y after work.

I walk/jogged for 35 minutes - and I made a new 'record' of jogging for 6 minutes straight! My goal is to be able to jog for a full mile. I jogged about .40 of a mile yesterday. Progress!

Then I participated in the gentle yoga class - it was a really easy class because some new people came - but it was productive because the instructor went into depth on the right way to support the back during backbends and showed us some variations of cobra.

I set the alarm for 5:45am this morning - and I got up, but I settled for doing some push ups and light stretching and cuddling Virgil and Moxie. (I love having snuggly pets!) Ben has class tonight, so I'm planning to take a little run this evening.

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Yesterday someone posted a quote about the importance of living life with enthusiasm - because enthusiasm is ultimately an expression of the soul -an exercising of the divine spark. Without enthusiasm, we become shells of routine and necessity. At the end of every yoga session the instructor performs a bit of a 'benediction' saying 'Namaste' - which literally means "I bow to you" - it is an acknowledgement of the soul - the light within that has value and meaning.

There is a tendancy to forget the importance of our soul in between counting calories, salt and sugar intake, stepping on the scale, monitoring minutes and measuring inches. The body is important - but the health of the mind and soul are even more crucial to living a full and meaningful life.

So - Namaste, my friends- your value is immeasurable. I hope you find something that lightens your heart today.
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DOODIE59 2/7/2013 6:12PM

    What a lovely blog, Jean.
Blessings:)
Deirdre

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/7/2013 5:24PM

    You are doing great and you are right. We need to acknowledge and care for the soul as well as the outer shell. Great blog!

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MARTY728 2/7/2013 12:20PM

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STELLASMYBEBE 2/7/2013 10:46AM

    BTW: I love the dress in your profile pic. I have a similiar one that was my husbands grandmothers from the 50s. Would love to wear sometime but i think the size is an 8 (in modern sizes.. LOL)

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STELLASMYBEBE 2/7/2013 10:44AM

    Wonderful blog emoticon

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