My Intention is to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Day Six -- 30 Days of Yoga

“ If I'm losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and not just in yoga. ” ~ T. Guillemets

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Day Five -- 30 Days of Yoga

“ For me, yoga is not just a workout - it's about working on yourself. ” ~Mary Glover

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Day Four -- 30 Days of Yoga

“Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go – what does matter is who you are when you get there.” ~ Max Strom

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Day Three -- 30 Days of Yoga

“ Do your practice and all is coming. ” ~Sri K Patthabi Jois

Monday, May 27, 2013

Day Two - 30 Days of Yoga

“ Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame. ” ~B.K.S. Iyengar

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Day One - 30 Days of Yoga

“ Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain. ” ~Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Saturday, May 25, 2013


It's been a while....

Lately I have been consumed with challenges. Yesterday I finally completed the 30-Day Squat Challenge. I am so proud of myself because this was my second attempt at this challenge. My intention from this challenge, besides learning how to do squats with proper form, was to develop consistency in my fitness routine. I am very grateful for the willingness to complete this challenge.

Another challenge I've had is with the scale. I have gained 10 pounds! At first I wasn't that worried when the scale was moving up because my clothes size has moved down. I'm still getting comments about looking great. I had lunch with a friend a few days ago and she said my face looks slimmer. I don't know. My eating and portion control has been okay yet I had to admit I have been indulging in way too many yogurt pretzels. The bottom line is that I am motivated by numbers. I still want to see a certain number on the scale. Sigh....

I have also had a challenging time listening to my body. Last week I was supposed to do a 5K. The truth is I was in no position to run. Beside not training, I needed to give my knee a break. I want to run but my body is saying not now. The challenge has been keeping my ego in check.

Tomorrow I am started a 30-day yoga challenge. I have seen a number of yoga challenges. I have decided to take what I like and create my own challenge. My intention is three-fold: integrating mind, body, and spirit into my fitness journey. I believe for the most part I do this. However, completing this challenge is also about focus and consistency.

In addition to yoga, I will be drinking a gallon of lemon water, meditating for at least 30 minutes, and reading 10 pages from The Art of Happiness each day. I am also thinking about blogging/journaling each day but I'm not sure.