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Two Meatballs: Nohm You Didn’t!? Ohm Yes I Did!!!!!!!

Yogayyyyyyys!  8 weeks ago, I signed up for the beginners series at Bliss Body Yoga…


and this past Saturday was graduation!!!!  I made it. We Made IT!


I made it to every single class and even got inspired to try new classes and start a new challenge of 20 classes in 31 days! I love these gold stars!


So many things about this make me feel great. #1 I signed up for something different. #2 I started this by myself, way out of my comfort zone #codependent


#3 I really pushed myself #4 I completed the series!!!! #5 I found a spiritual home


#6 I found another community that has whole heartedly accepted me and that I love #7 I have fallen in love with every instructor I’ve had


#8 I’ve met amazing new friends #9 I LOVE YOGA #I have found peace, contentment, breath, honesty, forgiveness, light, love, acceptance, calm, energy, truth, beauty, and how to really be present!


#10 I have found a new way to spend time with the people that I love!


I just feel such a huge sense of accomplishment and also a calling to tell everyone how life changing yoga is!!!  It’s all I talk about and I just want to experience it with everyone together!  My mom and I are starting the beginners series this coming Saturday and I can’t wait to have this time with her.  It has been everything for me and my sister, so I just can’t wait!!!  Nancy, I feel like the universe brought us together and I’m so thankful that I ended up in your class at Bliss Body.I knew from the moment I met you that we were going to kindred spirits #anneofgreengables  I think you are such a wonderful person and your light shines so bright.  I couldn’t be more happy to be starting this series again with you!!!  Here is a little trip down memory lane…


Thank you to Meg, Barbara, Rachel and Kristina for welcoming me into your classes as well! I can’t wait to meet EVERYONE!  So as part of my challenge I found myself at Bliss Body all damn day today and it was heaven!  I started the day with Flow Yoga Basics with sweet Meg!  This was hard but blissful!  So blissful in fact that for the first time EVER I forgot to get a pic! Dammit!  I met my family for lunch #ogbeards at Guacasa and it was great.  I literally felt high from class.  We talked a lot about   just because you may have a misstep doesn’t meant that you have to start from the beginning, you can start right from where you stand, forgiveness of ones self!  Then I met Kelly and my good ol Pure Barre buddy, Lauren for a Sunday Funday, welcome to Barbaras Restorative Yoga…


I cannot say enough about how lovely this class is.  You just melt into the floor and the only thing you need to do it breath…heaven!  She asked us to listen in the silence to what pops up and for me it was a calling to do more.  I have so much and I want to give back more!!!  Here is a perfect opportunity!


Please give if you can, If you have something that you would like to donate I can bring it to the studio for you, or you can come take a class with me winky face!

And I love sharing this restoration with my friends!!!  Then Kelly was signed up for Flow Yoga right after this nap and I decided to face my fears, be brave and try my first full blown, fast paced flow class…and I survived!!!  Thanks Kristina for being gentle with me!!!!  Kristina’s class was all about your 5th chakra which is your throat, your voice, your truth and creating space and length in the neck!


Kellllllly, thanks for always being so supportive!  You guys, it was like sweat pouring off of you hard, buuuut I totally held my own and only had to come out of the poses a handful of times.  It is amazing how much of a difference 8 weeks and the loving embrace of a new yoga studio can make!!!  Are you guys on board yet, have you signed up to get to know yourself and the rest of the word better!?!?!?!?!  In closing, I have officially done my first 3 a day workout, I am a Beginners Series Graduate ( a thank you very much), I survived my first flow class and I am closer to my self and everyone that I’ve had the pleasure of practicing this wonderful gift with.


Look at the difference!!!  If anyone wants to come to a class with me, I WOULD LOVE THAT! Just message me and lets get our bliss on.  I literally love every single one of you and I am grateful everyday that you read our journey.  Through all of the ups and downs of me and Jenny trying to get healthy, you guys have been the one thing that has never changed, and we love you for that.  From my light to yours, namaste.


Two Meatballs: Two Sister + Two Meatballs + Four Hairstylists = A Great Time!!!

This is Nichole and Michelle!!!  They are sisters and through several different ways, friends of myself and Jenny and two of our biggest supporters for the blog! Couldn’t you just die…they are the living cutest!!!


Michelle is a super talented hairstylist and owner of  Bettie in Sola Salons in downtown Raleigh!!!  Jenny and I used to work with Michelle and she is just the most lovely person!  I actually went to high school with both Michelle and Nichole.  Nichole is also an amazing hairstylist and works at Ceremony Salon in Pittsboro.  Both of these ladies have been super supportive of the blog and wanted to catch up over a paleo friendly dinner!  So we met up at Oro!!!


Y’all…this place is gorg and had sooo many options for all of us!!! Michelle is vegan and gluten free, Nicole is gluten free and paleo but with cheese…so primal maybe and the meatballs were paleo…ish tonight!



We even got to meet the chef…he was presh as well!  We had a hell of a time parking though because of Hopscotch…we could see one show from our parking deck!!!


Anywhoooooo…back to this yummy dinner and catch up sesh.  Oro is a small plate restaurant so me and Jenny split two sets of proteins and two sets of veggies!!!  We started off with bok choy and scallops (with rice noodles…#guiltypleasure)…


Michelle ordered a vegan mixed greens salad and Nichole started with a beet salad…


We were def that table of people taking food porn pics…I always feel the need to tell people that we are bloggers, but no one really gives a shit…it’s totally the norm now!



The conversation was flowing, we all got up to speed on each others lives and also talked a lot about getting healthy, physically and mentally!!!  The theme of the month…women building up women!!!  Next course the meatballs split pork belly #yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and baby corn on the cob!!!


Nichole had the salmon and Michelle had a black bean cake…


You guyyys…everything was so good and there were honestly at least five or six more things on the menu that I wanted to try…always a good sign!  But we were stuffed…for the moment at least! Time to jackass around…where did this fan even come from!?!



I love good company and great conversations even more!  We are all 4’s so in typical 4 fashion…we were all over the place…we talked about Jenny’s gorgeous daughter London, how hard it is to date in your 30’s, redefining who you thought you would be at a certain age, opening yourself up, how Michelle got engaged, living in NYC during 9/11, laying in a truck bed looking at the stars, bad choices, sexual harrassment, ginger beer, drinking, guns, mase, annnnd how hard it is to be a girl sometimes!!  We had an amazing night…everyone should be so lucky to have such great women in their lives!!!  We love you guys, lets do it again sometime soon! XOXO Ps Oro was so yum!!!  You should go there for sure! PS…I literally never get to feel tall…best night of life!!!