Hello and Happy Wednesday Hip Huggers!
I had planned on getting up early and running after dropping off the kiddos,
but I saw a huge Dalmatian that stared at me like a bouncer, and I didn’t have a VIP pass…
So, I opted for yoga first.
I just HAD to get back on the
wrecking ball today. In a major way.
So, in addition to my regular home practice, I had planned on participating in a four asana
challenges this month…but then, after much thought, decided not to.
In August, I only participated in one month-long challenge, #AumSweetAum hosted by YogabyJo
along with another awesome yogi. There was something so peaceful and fun about that
challenge that I honestly, only wanted to participate in their September challenge, #TulaYogi.
But, I really want to work on yoga sequencing aka yoga flow, so I’m doing #back2bayZITs as well.
That’s not to say I won’t dabble every now and then with some of the other poses from those
other challenges, but as far as commitments go, those are the only 2 my heart was in.
So, morning yoga flow + posted 6 asanas to catch up to Day 3 of both challenges…
Anantasana Variation, Side Reclining Leg Lift w/ Half Lotus
In hindsight, I really could have sharpened up this asana, but no, That’s the beauty of yoga..
it’s your own practice! Some days my body gives 100 %… others, it’s just barely on the mat.
Take it however it comes… because all is coming!
Now to running…
I decided I was going to walk or run 30 minutes a day no matter what for the month of September.
Just a little challenge for myself now that the weather is calming down and being outdoors
doesn’t feel like 91
000 degrees. But, I skipped yesterday so now I am in the negative and needed a 4.5 mile run…
Just 3 miles done!
Too HOT! Needless to say, I’ll be catching up on a later date 🙂
In other non fitness news, I had an amazing conversation with my best friend yesterday.
We both shared in our struggle to stop settling for less in life. We are conquerors and it
can be easy to get discouraged and put major plans for your life on hold until said courage
is at full tank. I think more for me, I realized that is just no longer and acceptable excuse
to not achieve what I want for my life! I want to work in fitness and on a major scale.
I want to teach yoga, fitness, and have a walking club for geriatric, pregnant, and disabled human beings
of the world. My empathetic heart wants to help those that NEED help and can’t do it alone.
So, I just wanted to put that out there for you Hip Huggers. I’ve shared in a dream of mine.
Now, it’s time to make it come true!
Thanks for letting me come clean today!
Question: Speaking of dreams, I started taking 5 HTP and have nightmares!
Anyone else experience that side effect of taking this natural precursor? Let me know!