Saturday, April 13, 2013

Working like a dog

Wow, So it has been a super hectic past 11 days. I have worked nonstop (which I love) but boy am I exhausted. Let's start with last Monday though, when I ran one of the best runs of my life. I went down to Narragansett beach and it was just beyond beautiful. It was a warm day, about 70 and the sand was packed where it was not too much of a challenge to run on. I ran from one end to the other twice and I took my shirt off and ran just in my bra...WHAT? yeah I couldn't believe it either! It was that beautiful out! Plus I had crops and a long sleeve on so I didn't really have a choice if I did not want to overheat.
Here is what I was lucky enough to run next to/on

Just had to get that out there, if you have a beautiful day and/or live near a beach, GO RUN. you will thank yourself later.

Without further ado, HAPPY SATURDAY! and boy has it been a good one. to get back writing here, have a great 4 mile run and an amazing brunch today is just what the doctor ordered for a busy woman like me. 

yes, that is a steak knife with my french toast. I haven't had french toast in about 2 years and I think I deserved it today (and the sangria, home fried and eggs)

We took this little sweetheart on a ride to go get some iced coffees after a nice 2 hour nap which followed brunch 

Hooray for the weekend!!!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Good Morning!

Last night I had a great practice at one of my favorite studios. *que the soreness from Crossfit on mon., two yoga classes yesterday eeek* but it was just what I needed. To go along with not feeling 100% myself and carefree and present lately, I think that practice really helped and the savasana definitely added as well! This morning I am going out on a short run, I don't care it is 30 degrees it is Spring, HELLO APRIL!!!! 

By the way, I suggest going to your closest CVS, Target or wherever and buying TONS OF EASTER CANDY that is HALF OFF WOO! This type of food totally goes against my daily diet but you know what, live a little and three bags of reeses cups for $3 aint so bad if I say so myself! (especially if you plan on making these cookies with them) 

I wanted to post my view and experience with and on Yoga. It is a post I have been brewing up in my mind for a little while now so I figured I'd give it a go. 

When I went to my first yoga class, at Boston Sports Club I was lost. I did not think it was going to be that difficult, and I thought it was not for me so I gave up. Not to go again for a few months. In the next few months my life went through some major changes, some negative and some positive. I was kind of lost and I think I also lost my true meaning along the way of making my way through that time anyways. I checked local studios schedules and I decided to dive back in. Once I did I started to understand why It was so difficult for me, it was because I had no control over my mind. My body was moving but was totally not connected to what I was thinking or how I was breathing. (which if you don't know, is the most important part of yoga, I think) My body was on auto-pilot. I kept going, it was my goal to make this practice mine and get what my body and mind needed out of it. I have learned so much through yoga, mostly that I am capable of anything. I set my mind to try again and I did and now not a day goes by where I do not practice yoga at least once (big thanks to my AMAZING job). Whether it was something that instructor said during class, those bits of inspirational comments that I absolutely love, or me holding bird of paradise the whole duration of the pose without wavering and realizing that I am in fact in command of this body and I can control my breathing and my mind. To this day, every class I go to I learn something new and something different. I am eternally grateful to what yoga has brought into my life and what it has taught me. But it wouldn't have taught me any of this if I did not open up my mind and heart to what it has to offer. I am sure I can go on much longer and I do yoga for a number of reasons, that are all important to me. My advice to anyone who is skeptical or scared to try yoga (or anything new) is try it, you don't nessicarily know what you are capable of until you try. And that thing just may change your life. 


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I've been lacking

in motivation the past couple of weeks. from running, yoga, blogging, fun, etc. I feel as though the list goes on and on and its tough not to be tough on myself. But I think I am coming around. I had been working a ton, but finally I took a step back and with some help from my man I realized what is important in life and to return to being true to myself and just simply, do what I love.

It's that simple (easier said than done sometimes) but running/yoga/funtimes had taken a back seat to work (which is completely normal) but usually I have a pretty good balance going on. I had to look deep into myself and figure out what was bothering me. What I have always been a victim of is waiting for the perfect time for something, over-thinking doing something I would like to do or somewhere I would like to go. For a while now I have been working on that (and become tremendously better at seizing the moment) but sometimes I still get stuck in that old mindset.

So after some conversations and just becoming more in sync with my mind and my body I have returned to doing what I want, when I want that makes me happy, benefits me and takes advantage of the moment! (hallelujah!) Just a little reminder that life gets hectic, yeah more often than not. But you are defined on how you handle those setbacks and how you motivate yourself to be true to your being and your life course and not straying by going the 'easy' way. We all get stuck in these little funks but what I found is just being natural to yourself and letting yourself just be, be what and who you are can really turn the negative perspective back into a positive one. Here's to doing all of the things I want to again and seizing the moment every time I can! from going out to grab a coffee, running even though it just started sprinkling, going to yoga at 7.30pm skydiving and MORE!