Friends and Kitties!
I'd like to start by apologizing for dropping off of the commenting merry-go-round; I couldn't sustain it any longer. Please know I still read approximately elebenty hundred blogs daily and if you suddenly, out of the blue, feel a snarky comment--it's mine! I just sent it to you via brain waves instead of the internets. Since Scott "gifted" me with a FitBit in December and our trip to Hawaii (where I climbed two volcanoes and realized I needed to step it up for next time) I've gotten serious about working out which consumes a couple of hours daily; time that I used to spend sitting and doing social media stuff.
I have discovered I love being active, again. I don't know what the heck happened because I used to do aerobics and walk and lift weights, but after we moved to Nevada I became a slug, I think in large part because of the crazy shift work I did to begin with and then inactivity became habit.
Yoga started the ball rolling in 2013. Breaking my kneecap set me back for a few months, but the silver lining was learning patience in dealing with injury and to be okay with not being "perfect". (Which is a huge part of a yoga practice--acceptance--just being happy with what is. It's harder than hell some days and usually only happens for a few minutes at a time. Small steps.) I absolutely look forward to every class I attend and never fail to do something great--maybe a really pleasurable stretch--and the feeling I get from class is euphoric, I can't put it any better than that. You know the pleasure you get in your mouth from a delicious piece of chocolate? It's like that, throughout your entire body. For an HOUR.
And that damned FitBit...ruling my life...but I gotta say the thing is a wonderful tool. There are real concrete results. My resting heart rate is 10 bpm less, I have more energy, I can eat more (and have lost a bit of weight!) and I--for the first time in my life--can jog, comfortably, for a few minutes at a time. I am amazed at myself, who knew? There have been some unexpected benefits from all the walking and leg strength, too; my practice has progressed beyond my wildest expectations. I'll be exploring this pose for a good long while before I feel confident, but I got UP and that's a major win right there.
I'm gonna use this one for a Sunday Selfie, even though I had to utilize the Hubby as the photographer:
Running Man Pose, or Eka Pada Koundinyanasana
Eka = One, Pada = Foot, Koundinya = the Sage Koundinya , Asana = Pose
(the link has a lovely photo of the pose)
Scott also kindly took a photograph highlighting my big pink butt.
You are Welcome.
XX Sheebie XX
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