GL Gets Fit #173 {peace}

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Hi Loves!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Mine was full of laughter, rest, good food, and peace.  I thought this quote was good for the week.  Things change so very fast, right this second, look around.  Take stock of what you have, who you have, where you’re going.   November 28, 2018 will most likely be a bit different.

Last night I rolled out my yoga mat for the first time in over a week.  Part of me feels guilty about that, but the other part of me knows that at least I did it instead of ignoring it.  I felt ambitious and put on a 50 minute practice focused on self-love.  I didn’t know where Adrienne was going with that title but I always trust her on my yoga journey.  It was a flow that left me a sweaty Betty! My thighs and hips are a little sore today but dang – at the end of that I felt exhausted and glorious at the same time.  I only had to pause a couple times to catch my breath but I didn’t quit.

The flow focused quite a bit of finding the strength that we all have.  Tapping into the core and even if you modify some moves, you’re getting stronger one breath at a time.  I was also surprised at how I was able to hold my own and flow into one move and then the next and the next.  (A couple years ago, I would have given up, or simply fallen.  But I made it!!)

I realized I am strong.  And I want to become stronger.  I also found myself stretching into a crunch move that I previously hated to see if I could, and then liked the stretch I was feeling in my lower back so did it a couple more times.  What is happening to me?! 🙂

My journey lately has been one of trying to find balance.  A couple days off – truly off – with nothing I had to do – allowed me to reset.  I know my weeks for the rest of 2017 are going to be busy.  They’re going to be crazy.  I’m going to try my very best to still carve out moments of yoga 3+ times a week.  I realized last night how much I enjoyed the long practice.  When I’m doing yoga – I can just be in that moment.  For that time frame – I zone everything else out.  I have to, I just do.

I’m setting an intention to do yoga 3 more times this week.  I have no clue when but I’m hoping to find time to make it work!  Before I forget – I am down just a smidge over half a  pound.  Considering last week was Thanksgiving – I’m totally okay with it!  Have a great week everyone!

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