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Reluctantly I approached my mat

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Yesterday felt so loooooong! I didn't sleep well the night before, I got to work to find the servers that should have come back up after a planned power outage hadn't, and when I was finally able to log in, my computer was hosed such that I couldn't reach my shared drive that housed my work folders and the ONE project I needed to complete yesterday. Then someone added a telcon to my calendar over the "Do Not Schedule" that marks the end of my day. I felt wrung out and discombobulated as I raced to make the train and start the commute home. I argued with myself the whole way over whether I would go to my yoga class, the first class of the session. It would have been so easy to flop on the couch with a glass of wine and search for a marathon of a favorite show.

When I walked in the door, though, I recalled the tasks that needed doing, so by the time I had taken the trash to the curb, loaded the towels in the washer, triaged the mail, and petted the cat, I felt energized enough to grab my mat and drive to class. I'm really glad I did. Once I started my warmup routine, I realized the kinks from the day were starting to release. And to add to the experience, our regular instructor, who I love, had car trouble and was replaced by the studio owner, who was my first instructor and also super. Her concentration on core was a pleasant change up to our normal class and was also energizing. I left the class relaxed and clear-headed, drove home, and prepared a healthy dinner. Much better ending to the day.
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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/12/2013 10:11AM

    I'm glad your day ended well. You made it happen by not giving in to the couch and the wine. Sounds like we've both been dealing with connectivity issues. At least I don't have to go to work, but losing the Internet does add to the isolation of rural living.

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DOLPHINSINGER72 4/11/2013 6:45PM

    Love me some yoga. I am glad it made you feel better.

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SHARON10002 4/11/2013 4:53PM

    Sounds like the universe was trying to send you a loving message . . .

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/10/2013 11:26PM

    Glad things turned around! emoticon

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NONIE_C 4/9/2013 9:20PM

    I love when things work out that way!
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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/9/2013 4:36PM

    Way to give yourself a good ending to a hosed day:)

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MISSB8604 4/9/2013 4:27PM

    LOVE this!

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/9/2013 4:25PM

    Great way to end a stressful day! Good for you making that good decision!

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LILYDOG11 4/9/2013 12:06PM

    Nice way to finish the day, the OMY I do has really limbered me up .... Love it. emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/9/2013 11:16AM

    Awesome glad to hear you had a better evening

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DESERTJULZ 4/9/2013 9:55AM

    Yoga always brings me peace. Sometimes I struggle with getting there, yet I'm always grateful that I did!

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BESTMEICANBE51 4/9/2013 9:23AM

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Isn't it AMAZING how much better you feel after a workout, especially if you didn't want to do it?

Glad you got your kinks out. emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 4/9/2013 9:16AM

    Sorry that you had such a long (and not overly pleasant) day yesterday, Celia! Good for you for getting yourself to yoga - it really does help, doesn't it? I had an awesome noon-time class yesterday that left me feeling more positive and full of energy. If only I could take more midday classes! Hope today is a better day for you!

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TRACYLYNN853 4/9/2013 8:53AM

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LEANNAW4 4/9/2013 8:50AM

    Wonderful! I'm so glad your day turned around!

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