Things I’m learning about yoga

It doesn’t matter what you wear to yoga or how you look doing the poses. 

After fretting and sweating over what to wear to my first class; the other day I realized that it just doesn’t matter. As long as you are comfortable, its ok that you’re not wearing Lulu Lemon. Its ok that when you work your way into saddle that your shirt tucks into your rolls, people can see your belly when you lay on your back and take a deep breathe, and your shirt slides up and may show your love handles in banana. You know why its ok? No one is looking at you (except the instructor and she’s there to help not judge). They are too worried about getting themselves into saddle, laying on their backs and relaxing, or wiggling into banana. After class the other day I thought to myself, I wonder how I looked in class and then I realized that I couldn’t tell you what anyone else in the class was wearing or what they looked like while practicing because I was focused on my own practice and I am sure that everyone else was too. And you know what? If they were looking at me, they were wasting their money and practice time. I feel pretty special that they would pay to watch me do yoga! I hope they enjoyed the view.  

Yoga. 

Day 1. Wednesday. Gentle Flow. Nervous the whole way through. 

Day 2. Thursday. Yin. Not as nervous. Hard to stay in the moment with the longer poses. 

Day 3. Saturday. Yin. Much more comfortable with the routine of going to yoga. Didn’t realize I went to a 90 minute class, only realized when I left and it was much later than I thought it would be so I checked the schedule and sure enough…hour and a half. 

Day 4. Sunday. Yin. Prepared for 90 mins. Ran at 8:30am. Yoga at 10:15. Felt my muscles much tighter than the previous times when I went without running first. 

Day 5. Monday. Hatha. Talked Mel into going with me. Shorter and more poses. Was easier to stay in the moment. 

So far….loving yoga.

Yoga.

Day 1. Wednesday. Gentle Flow. Nervous the whole way through.

Day 2. Thursday. Yin. Not as nervous. Hard to stay in the moment with the longer poses.

Day 3. Saturday. Yin. Much more comfortable with the routine of going to yoga. Didn’t realize I went to a 90 minute class, only realized when I left and it was much later than I thought it would be so I checked the schedule and sure enough…hour and a half.

Day 4. Sunday. Yin. Prepared for 90 mins. Ran at 8:30am. Yoga at 10:15. Felt my muscles much tighter than the previous times when I went without running first.

Day 5. Monday. Hatha. Talked Mel into going with me. Shorter and more poses. Was easier to stay in the moment.

So far….loving yoga.

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As I sit here getting ready for yoga experience #2, eating some grapes and hoping that I pass enough gas that I won’t have to worry throughout class, I am also reflecting on yesterday’s class. 

It was my first time doing yoga at a studio. I was so nervous. What do I wear was amount the biggest of my worries. I have no yoga gear. Am I going to look out of place? Do I wear cotton? Do I wear my running clothes? I went half and half…running tight, spandex shorts and a baggy cotton t-shirt (it had a peace sign on the front, I thought I’d fit right in).

I did fit in. The instructor was welcoming and it wasn’t all super experienced yogis that have studied in India for the past 6 years and are on summer vacation in Moncton. I felt comfortable. Still nervous, but comfortable. 

The class was good. The poses weren’t too difficult, it was a Gentle Yoga class. I left there feeling fantastic. Light. Stretched. My movements were free. Awake. Just fantastic. 

Thank you yoga :)

As I sit here getting ready for yoga experience #2, eating some grapes and hoping that I pass enough gas that I won’t have to worry throughout class, I am also reflecting on yesterday’s class.

It was my first time doing yoga at a studio. I was so nervous. What do I wear was amount the biggest of my worries. I have no yoga gear. Am I going to look out of place? Do I wear cotton? Do I wear my running clothes? I went half and half…running tight, spandex shorts and a baggy cotton t-shirt (it had a peace sign on the front, I thought I’d fit right in).

I did fit in. The instructor was welcoming and it wasn’t all super experienced yogis that have studied in India for the past 6 years and are on summer vacation in Moncton. I felt comfortable. Still nervous, but comfortable. The class was good. The poses weren’t too difficult, it was a Gentle Yoga class. I left there feeling fantastic. Light. Stretched. My movements were free. Awake. Just fantastic. Thank you yoga :)

Friday
Open water swim with Em and the jelly fish.
Captain Dan’s for seafood lunch.

Saturday
Physic with Cindy and Susie.
Supper with Derek.

Sunday
Run Club 2n1x7.
Brunch & visit with Mom & Leon.
Bike ride with Derek.

Oh and a little Walter pic for good measures. He cracks me right up.

It’s been a good one.

Introducing to the Tumblr world…Walter! 

He approves healthy eating, exercise, naps, cuddles, toys, humans, and green smoothies. 

He came to live with us in March. We love and spoil him.

Introducing to the Tumblr world…Walter!

He approves healthy eating, exercise, naps, cuddles, toys, humans, and green smoothies.

He came to live with us in March. We love and spoil him.

Drank my first green smoothie today. It wasn’t terrible. 
Ran in over 30 degree heat (that’s super hot American friends). It was terrible. 
Ate a delicious salad and fruit for supper. It was refreshing.

Drank my first green smoothie today. It wasn’t terrible.
Ran in over 30 degree heat (that’s super hot American friends). It was terrible.
Ate a delicious salad and fruit for supper. It was refreshing.

Welcome back foam roller

I dug my foam roller and tiger tail massager out of the closet today. Like, literally dug it out from under clothes, sheets, and blankets. They were buried at the very bottom.

Truths. 
I stopped running. 
I stopped caring about what I was eating. 
I gained weight. 
I joined a learn to run clinic 2 weeks ago. 
I joined WW Online. 
I joined a Dietbet. 
I will lose weight. 

The happy faces above include myself, my BF, lady from LTR clinic, and clinic instructor/bestie eating bagels and cream cheese after Sunday mornings run.

Truths.
I stopped running.
I stopped caring about what I was eating.
I gained weight.
I joined a learn to run clinic 2 weeks ago.
I joined WW Online.
I joined a Dietbet.
I will lose weight.

The happy faces above include myself, my BF, lady from LTR clinic, and clinic instructor/bestie eating bagels and cream cheese after Sunday mornings run.

I’m moving…to a new blog…with another girl. 

Emma and I (see picture, that’s us before we ran a 1/2 marathon together) are going to blog our 2014 goals together over here…

http://fit4twenty14.tumblr.com

Please come and join us. It promises to be fun and crazy if not informative and useful!

I’m moving…to a new blog…with another girl.

Emma and I (see picture, that’s us before we ran a 1/2 marathon together) are going to blog our 2014 goals together over here…

http://fit4twenty14.tumblr.com

Please come and join us. It promises to be fun and crazy if not informative and useful!

2013

Well, it’s almost over. Here were the highlights!

January - 1st Moncton Miracles game with MB & family, Y-Tri (fun even though Em won)

February - Galentine’s Day event with Mel

March - St. Paddy’s Day event with MB & family, Old Triangle with Em, Boston with Cait

April - Great Big Sea with running buddies

May - Arm tattoo addition, Em received Canadian citizenship!, Pottery lessons with Cait

June - Sole Sisters with Jenn, Cindy, & Larry, Canadian Track & Field Championships with Em

July - 30th Birthday!, Mud Hero, 30 Hour Technology Famine, Met Derek!

August - 3 days with MB’s girls while she was in Austrailia, CBC Learn to Run clinic co-instructing with Kris started up

September - Evening at Cindy & Larry’s with Em, Maritime Race Weekend (5k run, 10k walk with MB), Italy with Aunt Jean!

October - Mel’s Wedding!, CBC clinic graduated at Legs for Literacy

November - Surprise visit from Ross, Amanda & Allie, Learned to knit!

December - Christmas Baking Tradition with Mom, Christmas with Derek and I’s families

I’m looking forward to 2014. Getting back on track with a healthy lifestyle and enjoying life to its fullest, happiness and love. I wish the same for all of you!

I’ll be starting a new endeavour/blog in 2014 with my good friend Emma. When things are sorted I’ll post the info here incase you’d like to follow our fitness journey. It promises to be humorous at the very least!

Happy New Year!