So this week was fun, a lot of fun, but also involved gaining almost 2 pounds. A couple years ago, I would have seen the gain as a failure and tore my self up about it.
I’m learning that this adventure called life is full of ups and downs, and those also involve the scale! 🙂
While I’m not happy with a gain, I also recognize that I ate out a lot in the past week. I attended a work holiday party, ate out with friends a couple times, and had a couple drinks. Its the holiday season, and screw it, I was having fun with friends and family. Some times, fun, is more important than a calorie count.
Last night – I did an hour yoga practice focusing on compassion. It seemed fitting with the holidays coming up that I was able to focus on compassion and love towards others and myself. I think everyone, even the scroogiest scrooge you know has a bit of compassion in their iced over hearts. We all have different ways of being compassionate. Even if its just towards our pets who give unconditional love, everyone has some compassion.
My hour long practice was hard, I’m not going to lie. My legs were angry after holding lunges, chairs, and warriors and while I had to pause a couple times, I would jump right back in the flow. After a week of no yoga, picking an hour practice might have been more than I bargained for but at the end, I always feel amazing and recharged.
This week is a bit slower, so I’m going to stick with my intention of doing yoga 3 times. I feel like I’m actually able to achieve it this week (fingers crossed). I’m also going to work on eating smarter and drinking more water instead of reaching for snacks that are usually sweet and delicious but unsatisfying! 🙂
I hope you all have a wonderful, warm, and compassionate week loves! xo