As you heard from me last week, I will not be defined by a number. I love the momentum that Jenny and I have created for ourselves lately. I am feeling so proud of this progress that I want to celebrate. My refinance went through this week and I shaved off a project from my renovation list so that I could splurge on some smaller sized fall wardrobe pieces…
A new workout outfit…
My dream rain boots and a bag that I’ve been eyeing FOREVER courtesy of our newMarket at Colonnade neighbor, Dress! (I didn’t totally splurge, this is a consignment piece!)
It feels so nice to buy myself things that I need and to be able to let loose a little. So no 3rd bedroom turned into a closet, but yes to a revamp for my master bedroom closet…a great swap! Another way I’m choosing to celebrate is by treating myself to a class at Durham Yoga Company
with my yoga heroes Jessamyn Stanley and Dana Falsetti!!!
I could not wait to be in the same room as these women!!! I mean, somebody like at them!!!
I love powerful, brave women and I can’t wait to soak in every lesson they have to share. Their message is that yoga is for everyBODY!!!! I love the idea that one day, with lots of practice, I can work on getting into (and out of haha #pigeonfail #fuckbirds) any one of these poses. Plus I love their distinct styles!!!! I am so excited to be going on this adventure with my client and friend, Gabi!!!! You guys, this class was everything!!! We got there super early bc we both have that unsettling fear of new things; where will we park, what if we get lost, what if we are late!? This only gave us lots of time to talk and meet new friends!
When I saw Dana and Jessamyn walking towards us, I felt very fan girl! They greeted us warmly and we went inside to wait for the previous class to end!
And then it was time. There were only 6 people in class so it was super intimate and just so fucking amazing. It was everything that I dreamed of and more. You know me, I asked for a picture right away and Jessamyn kindly obliged!
Look at those yoga pants…jelly as helly! Then we jumped right in. They both talked a lot about how sometimes the hardest part about yoga is just getting yourself to the mat. Then we did wrist exercises like crazy bc little did we know we were going to hit down dog, high plank, chatarunga, up dog over and over and over and over again. It was great to watch someone in yoga pants and a sports bra do these poses bc you could really see what they meant. My alignment and body position changed immediately and ultimately made everything, especially my plank 100 times easier. This was so challenging, it was just as much mental as it was physical. I for sure got to a point where I thought, there is no fucking way I can do down dog again!!! But we finally moved on to half moons and warriors and attempted crow on my part haha. I was pouring sweat. But it was so fun and just so damn inspiring. These women are incredible…like every woman I have met on this yoga journey! All of the sudden, two hours were up, my arms were shaking but I didn’t want to end. I felt so much closer to Gabi, we have decided to do something fun and challenging once a month since we made such a great team! #nosharktanksipromise By this time I had made my blogging wants and needs known and everyone totally obliged for the funnest picture sesh!
It is so bonding to sweat and learn with people in this intimate of a setting. Plus I just love when people are onboard…look at this fun bunch of nuts! #mypeople And the fun didn’t stop there.
Look how sweaty and in love! I wanted to be a part of the skins team! #noshirtsneeded
And then we got crazy!
Look at them!!!
Look at us! Hahahahahah! Sooooo fun!
Gabi!!! Thank you so much for coming with me!!! I love you so much! Jessamyn and Dana, I feel so lucky that I got the chance to practice with y’all. You guys are amazing and I loved every single second of this time together. I literally can’t wait to do it again. Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo Ps, lets be friends forever!
The next morning my mom and I started Nancy’s Beginners Series at Bliss Body!!!
I thought it would be a breeze considering it was my second go round, silly bird! It was so fun seeing familiar faces, two of my fellow graduates decided to retake the series!!! And then my client/bestie Carol and her mom decided to come as well! This class was packed and I found a whole new family to love. Mom, this time together means so much to me!!! Can’t wait for Saturday! Love you.
What wonderful ways to celebrate a healthier me. Now, time to stop spending money since my renovation starts the first week of November…more things to be excited about and grateful for. I love all of you and always remember to treat yo’ self!!!!