Hi! Happy Monday! Here I am with another post from my challenge. I will keep up with this. I’ hope you had a great Monday. I was definitely someone who can easily have a case of the Mondays- but it helps when I lay out my to do list the night before so I already have what I need to do in my head.
I made it to the gym…TWICE! That wasn’t intended, but I am nursing a funky shoulder thing so my own yoga practice was replaced by my own toned down zumba class. I wasn’t going to go, but my sis and friend Katie were going and I couldn’t resist. But- I don’t jump or do any crazy arm things so- hopefully I won’t hurt tomorrow. I just love my zumba teacher- she’s amazing!
Most of you know I have been going gluten free, dairy free (most of the time!), soy free and since I teach yoga classes at different places at different times every day it helps SO much when I have things packed. I ended up going to the grocery store to make sure I have some essentials that I can pack and eat on the go.
Hummus, carrot sticks, celery, spring mix, apples, blackberries, gluten free crackers, seaweed snacks…yum. It makes it easy to throw together a side salad or snack or carrots and celery sticks with hummus.
I also picked up some art journal supplies at tarjayyyyyyy. Let me tell you, these things made my day. It was a good think I didn’t go into a craft store because I would have come out with one of everything. And yes- those are glitter glue sticks.
One of the entries I did last night was from this website and it was to journal your favorite mantra in different handwritings and colors over and over. I also posted it on instagram and now I’ve just been thinking about it all day.
Do you have a favorite mantra or affirmation?
Sometimes I write things on sticky notes and post them on my bathroom mirror. It may be cheesy but it helps! And currently I think the only person who has seen that list is Brad Pitt.
I hope you stayed cool today (it was in the 90’s here in charm city) and well- my ac is not on! But the fan is blowing, I’m sipping my sparkling water, and watching Bethenney.
**If you come to my yoga class you hear me talk about your toes being relaxed- I don’t know what’s going on here!**
I hope you all had an amazing Monday!! See you tomorrow!!
If there’s anything you’d like me to post about please let me know (responses to articles, types of food, yoga clothes, music, yoga sequences, etc)
I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned that no matter how much I care some people just don’t care back. I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have. I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but whom you have in your life that counts. I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel. I’ve learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I’ve learned that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel. I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated. I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different. I’ve learned that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. I’ve learned that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to to forgive yourself. I’ve learned that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And, just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do. I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief. I’ve learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt, and you will hurt in the process. I’ve learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it. I’ve learned that heroes are people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you can’t. (source)