Onto another fad?

A few years ago; it was the Personal Trainer, till I blew out my Achilles.

Then, I tried to train for a 5k run….hahahahaha.

Then it was Zumba with a little yoga on the side, till I went back to work.

Now it’s TRX and yoga….and I’m losing my momentum again.

Do I have it in me to keep going?

Is it just a holiday Monday keeping me down?

A 2 am post

Oh my bright and brilliant brain is bashing about in my head.

Today was a crazy day.

Randomly, I ran around laughing.

I tried TRX. ( I was happy with my first attempt.)

I participated in a Yin Yoga class, and worked on my Pigeon Pose.  The instructor was adorable, and pontificated at length on where anger is stored in the body, and why Pigeon pose helps release that anger.  I didn’t feel any anger, just happiness that the half-split was not too difficult for me to do.

Tomorrow I head back to PIYO, and I’m actually afraid.

So…….now at 2 am, I’m wired for sound.

I am so completely thankful that my new job will start soon, but now I’m a-jumble with thoughts.  Thoughts like annoying flies that have to be swatted away.

So…..I will focus on what I’m thankful for, like my supportive husband, my sweet puppy dogs, the last year of learning, blogging, my blogging buddies, and that I have an internet connection at 2 am when I’m rambling and musing about.

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I feel better now.  Good night.

 

Adult coloring books?

  
I found this little app, Color Therapy.  It touts relaxation and stress relief.

A coloring book for Big Girls.  So I thought, “what the heck.  I will give it a twirl”.

The funny thing is I didn’t really like to color when I was a Little Girl…I’m still not crazy about coloring.

Have you seen these?  Have you tried them?

I will stick with Zumba.  That’s my great stress relief.  That and digging in my garden.  Yesterday I harvested some Salvia seeds, and Basil seeds to take to the country this weekend.  The bees were buzzing about me, and the sun was so mellow and warm.  It put me in a very happy place.

I’m grateful for free Zumba classes, a place to plant my flowers, good coffee, and time to do the things I enjoy.

What do you do to get rid of stress?  Is it a creative outlet?  Is it a physical outlet?  I’d love to hear.

Zumba achievement

Zumba has been a really fun activity for me the last 90 days.  I’ve got a lot to learn.  There are some moves I need to master.

One little achievement yesterday…I actually figured out how to “shake it” with out falling over during the Cha Cha sequence.  I felt invincible, until I stumbled during the Rumba.  Oh well.  Rumba, you are next!

  
Photo credit: a better me

Tuesday Yoga

  

My focus today was “letting go”.  Our Sequence today was the Moon sequence.

The full moon will come out this weekend.  I hope to get some good photos.

Enjoy your week!

Today I’m grateful for exercise, friends, bees, and letting go.

Who needs boot camp?

  
105 degrees, landscape timbers need to be moved to make room for the barn….

Water?  Check.

Gloves?  Check.

Shovel to kill snakes?  Check.

Oh, boy…I’m not sure if this City girl is up for this task.

But, I can’t be some hothouse flower.  I’ve got to pluck up my gumption, and get this done.

  
Gotta separate the rotten, warped, and broken pieces.

   
 
40 good pieces salvaged from the ancient pile.

Worked the biceps, got in plenty of squats, heart rate going really well, and a humongous amount of perspiration. 

  
I did it!  Yea!  I’m not going to be able to move tomorrow, but…I got it done!

I’m so grateful I didn’t give up.  I’m grateful for the strength to work on our property.  I’m grateful I pushed through.  I’m supremely grateful for shade where I had to be.

What do you do when you can’t make it to the gym?

How do you motivate yourself for an unfamiliar task?

Coco or Coconuts?

Nutrition alerts!

It’s been a month on Bee Pollen, Coconut Water, and Coconut oil.

I can honestly say, I have nothing to report.  No weight loss, no increased energy.  No glowing skin.  It’s odd that it doesn’t do anything for my hair either.  In fact my hair doesn’t like it at all.  

However, I got a good report on recent blood tests, so I will take that improvement, and let the coconuts work from the inside out.

Zumba has helped me look better in shorts.  Muscle tone is looking so much better.  It does wonders for my mood and mental well being.

My exersize in Patience, has left me a little tired.  The silence and non-response from the people I reached out to, has me a bit sad, and discouraged.  

The old doors seem cemented shut against me.  So, it looks like it is time to turn the page and start a new chapter in my life.  

The question now, is it back to school for me?

  
Photo from Town and Country

Exersize in Patience

Waiting is difficult.

Waiting to see results of my efforts.

Waiting to get returned phone calls and emails.

Waiting…….

What do you do while you wait?

  
I think waiting is difficult because I wonder if I will be rejected.

Do you ever feel that way?

Today I am grateful for things to do while I’m waiting.

Lion face and my first yoga class.

We hugged trees.

We hummed.

We made the lion face.

We finished with the dead pose.

I don’t know what I was expecting, but the inappropriate giggle came bubbling out when 20 women and 3 guys were making the “lion face”.

  
Photo courtesy of Style Craze.

Yep…all of us tongue out, eyes bugged, and panting.  It was quite a site.

It’s not as fun as Zumba.  I only fell over twice. Not horrible for my first attempt.

I did have an odd craving for a hamburger when I was done…I almost pulled into McDonalds.

Self control was implemented and I came home and drank my coconut water.🙏🏻😛

Today, I’m grateful it’s Friday, that I tried the yoga class, I passed up McDonalds, and that I can successfully do the Lion face.

Have a great weekend ya’ll!

Zumba Wednesday # 4 class in total—not the 4th Wednesday!

My 4th Zumba class,

Why are these ladies asking me questions?  Why are they looking to me for answers?  How in the world did I get to be an expert?  Oh….NO NO NO NO. Nine, Niente, No, Ninzte, Nada, Nunca, PHWEE, Stop,  and any other NO word you can find!  Ugh UH… AINT Happening!  I’m not going to the front of the class cause you showed up with your friends….I’m really happy in middle land….no man’s land, the land of the unmolested, unslapped, and able to see what’s going on.

The class was packed today.

Why the newbies were looking to me…poor lovelies, I’m just not that gal…see my three fabulous solos..I don’t know most of the steps.  Really, we count to 2-3-4 then finish out with a 5 count?  I’m so uncoordinated!  How do you split up an 8 count in  to 3 and 5?  Then hit some imaginary bongos, and shake?

How do you count from 2-3-4+ 5-6-7-8+1?

Why don’t we start with 1?  Oh, cause I guess it’s Zumba.

I’m rewiring my brain, and having a super good time doing it!

It’s the most fun I’ve had in a while.   Just….Give me some room folks, I’m just saying…I might have a solo coming on, and I’m not responsible for my lack of coordination.

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