It has been a minute since I last posted. Between starting vacation, coming back to work, starting a new class, and all the stuff in between it has been a crazy last couple weeks. The ups and downs have been real, and giving myself grace has been an even bigger struggle. So in an effort to take some of the pressure off I haven’t written in just about 4 weeks. But I am ready to get back at it. I love writing and sharing my thoughts on life and food! It has been one of the coolest things I have done in a long time; to put my thoughts down for others to read. SO, I am excited to be back. I have so much great food and mindfulness to share from the past 4 weeks!
To kick it off I want to share this awesome journey I started just this last weekend. It’s my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Talk about exhausted. After a full work week and always a full family schedule this time wasn’t exactly, completely, 100% welcomed. Our training involves coming to your mat 3 times a week before Friday (so that means making time after or before work, which is 9-5, Mon-Thurs for an hour). Then 3 hours on Friday night, 7 hours on Saturday, and about 5 on Sunday for class and yoga. Did I say exhausting! However, now on the other side of the first weekend of training I can safely say it is all worth it. 7 weekends to go and 21 yoga classes to attend. So good, even if I am looking for excuses along the way…ha.
This past weekend we started into the history of yoga and a pretty great and continued discussion on mindfulness. The words that kept coming to mind for me were REVELING in the moment. I have to say I had not noticed how blue the sky was and how beautiful cloud formations are in a long time. Although, we did just return from a trip back to my hometown in Hawaii, and it’s never very hard to revel at the beauty of the islands…insert winky face. I am grateful for this time I am getting to ultimately exercise my mind. Through not just arriving on my mat to take time for myself, but the people that are taking this journey with me and the readings of the folks that have come before us. It is ever enlightening to work through different perspectives and walks of life. Thanking God for His guidance on my path and allowing those around me to remind me of all the little things that we have to be grateful for.
THANK YOU 405 Yoga Teacher Training for getting me out of my funk of last week and jumped started through to the next week.
I am a Christ follower, a wife, a mother of 3 boys and was an active duty member of the United States Air Force for 8 1/2 year. I medially retired in December 2018 from the Air Force and I know work as a Fitness and yoga instructor, I run the customer service experience for a local swim school and I am a Doula. I am also working on my Master's in social work.