Just got home from yoga class. A time for relaxation and self-reflection.
Oh how I wished I looked like this in yoga class
And definitely this
And finally the icing on the cake (and in lingerie no less)
But alas, I look like this.
Have to remember that there is no ego in yoga.
No matter where you are at financially, there are free things aplenty in your life that bring you joy.
Here is my list of not 1, not 2…but 5 things I currently love that are FREE!
- Yoga. Who knew that concentrating on something as simple as breathing could make you feel so good.
- Snuggles from my kitty. He makes me feel like being a crazy cat lady isn’t that crazy after all.
- Candy Crush. I am on level 167 without spending a penny. I am always tempted to pay $0.99 and click the “play on” button but this girl has willpower (even if it means spending another couple of weeks on beating level 167).
- Banter. I prefer the witty, clever and racy variety, but ultimately any banter will do.
- Getting feedback on this blog. Nothing makes me happier than knowing someone took time out of their day to read my lil ol’ blog. I don’t just like it. I LOVE IT!
So that is my list, what is yours? Shoot me a comment below, and don’t forget to “like” my page (they have no “love” button option yet, sorry) on facebook.
Had a rough weekend. It was fun, but rough. Drank way more than I should have. My body feels awful so starting today I am back off the booze.
Decided to start my week off right with some yoga. Proud of myself for going but I had the worst (I know this is tmi) gas ever. The kind that you can’t stop from seeping out. The quiet but deadly kind. My apologies to the woman who made the unfortunate decision to place her mat behind me.
I also felt nauseous through the entire class. The “I can’t put my head down to do downward dog because I am going to not only be the girl with farting throughout the class but also the girl who loses her lunch all over this mat” kind of nausea. Ugh. It was very evident I was sweating out the weekend’s liquid mistakes.
But at least I made it to yoga. I felt like crap, but I went.
December is officially here and my first YESVEMBER challenge has concluded. Here is a few things that I have said “yes” to in weeks 3 and 4 (besides carbs):
- Namaste with me. My relationship with yoga has been on-again/off-again for the past 14 years. This month I am happy to announce that yoga and I are officially on-again and it is just as hot and steamy as I remember it. Why is it that I keep coming back to yoga? Yoga reminds me to breathe and just be in the moment. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to tone up and de-stress.
- Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Before you judge me (and who wouldn’t) let me finish. These two are obnoxious. Kanye West compares himself to Jesus and Walt Disney but can’t sing or rap. Kim Kardashian, though attractive, had a sex tape and a personality that is like champagne minus the bubbles or booze. Why are these two famous?! When Kanye released his new video “Bound 2” featuring Kim I admit that I was super judgmental and bitchy about it. It should be mentioned that I had not seen “Bound 1” so maybe I was just lost. Enter James Franco and Seth Rogen. These guys turned this girl’s frown upside down. For those of you living under a rock and haven’t checked out the Franco/Rogen parody of “Bound 2” here it is:
- Asking for help. It has always been very difficult for me to ask for help, but I think this is common for a lot of people. Since this is YESVEMBER I decided to ask for help when P and I were invited to attend a gala (very formal and very fancy). Since the most formal dress that I own is my wedding dress I had two options: a) buy a pricey formal dress during the most expensive time of the year, or b) ask for help. I went with option “b” and I ended up wearing a gorgeous gold and black dress that I borrowed from a co-worker. The moral of the story: No matter how big or small or “fancy” your dilemma: Ask for help!
So what did I come away with in this inaugural YESVEMBER challenge? I stayed more positive, stressed less, and was so busy searching for the positive in the little things that this was the first month in a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time where stressing out about money wasn’t a constant. So bring on December!
Thanks for reading!