one week down

Well, I’m one week in to my six week yoga adventure. I am, in a word, exhausted. But that is partially my own fault, as I totally over-extended myself this past week (what with having two jobs, a baby, planning a birthday bash for my best friends, and starting this yoga thing).

I didn’t make it to 6 classes this week, I only actually made it to 3. And I spent a good long while beating myself up about it until I realized something … Do you know when the last time I went to 3 yoga classes in a week was? Oh, I don’t know, maybe 4 years ago! So who gives a shit if I didn’t make it to 6? Before this last week, in the last 3 years I had probably been to six yoga classes. So I did 3 and I’m incredibly proud of myself.

And I’m discovering what an absolute mess I’ve made of my body because I haven’t been taking care of it. My knees are shot, my wrists and ankles are weak, and my cardiovascular strength is non-existent. I know that the more I go, the better it gets though, so I’m going to keep on keeping on.

And maybe this week I’ll even make it to 4 or 5 classes. Who knows?

40 days …

Ok, folks, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written, but I’ve got something big to share.

Starting today I am going to be doing a yoga workshop called “40 Days to Personal Revolution” at the Baptiste yoga studio. This is something I’ve been eying for a while, but just recently decided to actually take the plunge. I am totally nervous and freaked out, concerned with how well this is actually going to fit into my life, but it’s got to be done.

Something has to be done.

This morning I weighed myself, so that at the end of this I could know where I was at the beginning. I am at my second highest weight ever, after pregnancy. How did I let it get this bad? How is it that I haven’t taken action before this? Ugh. I am disgusted with myself.

But it is changing. I am changing it. I am determined to actually do this workshop, take it seriously, and reap all the benefits that I can from it. This is an incredible opportunity and I am not going to pass it up just because of my inertia.

I’ll let you all know how it goes!

(Here are the details, if you want to check them out …)

40 DAYS TO PERSONAL REVOLUTION
with Claire Este-McDonald, Master Teacher

Dates: May 20th – July 1st, 2008
Meetings every Tuesday, 9:15-10:30pm beginning May 20th

As a student of the 40 Days program, you will receive:
+40 Days to Personal Revolution book by Baron Baptiste
+Meditation for Beginners CD by Baron Baptiste
+Program binder with weekly manuals and journaling pages
+Weekly meetings for mentoring, mutual support and discussion

MEETINGS: Weekly attendance at the 40 Days group meetings is essential for optimal results in the program.

YOGA PRACTICE: Students will commit to 6 days of asana practice per week during the 6 week program (6 days at either studio location, or 5 days at either studio and 1 day home practice), as well as daily meditation practice.

DIET: Each of the six weeks will focus on a weekly dietary awareness theme centered around discovering and practicing a vibrant new health for the physical body. The 4th week’s practice includes a 3 day fruit cleanse.