Today was a decent belancing day. Half moon is just a bitch. #yoga

Today was a decent belancing day. Half moon is just a bitch. #yoga

Former student: Hold this, miss.
*hands me the knife with which he stabbed a scorpion
*principal turns corner
Me: I wish I could say this isn't what it looks like.
Principal: School hasn't even started...
Whose BFF makes her a box of her favorite snacks for the start of the school year? My BFF makes me a box of my favorite snacks for the start of the school year (sans peanut butter pretzels because the co-op isn’t open). #friends #school

Whose BFF makes her a box of her favorite snacks for the start of the school year? My BFF makes me a box of my favorite snacks for the start of the school year (sans peanut butter pretzels because the co-op isn’t open). #friends #school

It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.

Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear, p. 53

I just ran into a door.

It just didn’t occur to me to open it before passing through.

Mornings are hard.

Kind of like my door.

She speaks the truth. #friends #pants

She speaks the truth. #friends #pants

My hips sound like the percussion section from “The 1812 Overture”. (That’s the one with the cannons.) #yoga #virabhadrasana #warrior

My hips sound like the percussion section from “The 1812 Overture”. (That’s the one with the cannons.) #yoga #virabhadrasana #warrior

It is my last weekend of freedom before I have to return to prison eighth circle of hell work.

I feel like I need to live it up.

Clearly I’m going to read on the couch. Maybe I’ll go to the farmers market if I’m feeling adventurous.

Practice patience over ambition.

Jo Tastula
You guys have no idea how much better you’re making me feel right now.
Award for Best Simile goes to taterteen. I usually describe myself as an percussion section.
ir0n-goddess, one of us has to be brave right now, and it’s not going to be me.

You guys have no idea how much better you’re making me feel right now.

Award for Best Simile goes to taterteen. I usually describe myself as an percussion section.

ir0n-goddess, one of us has to be brave right now, and it’s not going to be me.

The increasing amount of cracking in my joints during yoga is alarming.

bexmaddy:

yogawithkarel:

Hello beautiful and amazing #YogaPartyPeople!

In honor of our giant party this month, we all decided to throw an even larger yoga party by hosting a fun yoga challenge for you all hosted by: Cat, Chante, Rebecca, Karel, & Stef.
How to Participate
Follow your hosts & reblog this post so we know you are joining our party.
Post your photo of the day. In your post, explain how you interpreted the tag!
Tag it with #yogapartypeople. All the hosts will be tracking the tag, liking, reblogging, and LOVING all of your pictures! (:
You can tag all of us as well: #yogarian, #sunny-yogi, #bexmaddy, #yogawithkarel, and #healthyhappymotivation. (optional)
We are also on Instagram! Follow us and join the party. (optional)
We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Notice that there are a few rest days you can throw in there (like #yogitoes or #yinspiration). It is up to you! You have the freedom to play with your practice. Don’t forget to have fun, breathe, and party! We hope you enjoy the party with us! <333


Join the party challenge!!!!!

I like these challenges that focus on a theme rather than a specific pose, and it’s been awhile since I’ve done one. bexmaddy, I’m in!

bexmaddy:

yogawithkarel:

Hello beautiful and amazing #YogaPartyPeople!

In honor of our giant party this month, we all decided to throw an even larger yoga party by hosting a fun yoga challenge for you all hosted by: Cat, Chante, Rebecca, Karel, & Stef.

How to Participate

  1. Follow your hosts & reblog this post so we know you are joining our party.
  2. Post your photo of the day. In your post, explain how you interpreted the tag!
  3. Tag it with #yogapartypeople. All the hosts will be tracking the tag, liking, reblogging, and LOVING all of your pictures! (:
  4. You can tag all of us as well: #yogarian, #sunny-yogi, #bexmaddy, #yogawithkarel, and #healthyhappymotivation. (optional)
  5. We are also on Instagram! Follow us and join the party. (optional)

We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Notice that there are a few rest days you can throw in there (like #yogitoes or #yinspiration). It is up to you! You have the freedom to play with your practice. Don’t forget to have fun, breathe, and party! We hope you enjoy the party with us! <333

Join the party challenge!!!!!

I like these challenges that focus on a theme rather than a specific pose, and it’s been awhile since I’ve done one. bexmaddy, I’m in!

Notes

  • I am done with work for the week. I hung signs all over the office that said “Do not call Bethany. She will not answer. It’s not personal. (It’s a little bit personal.)”
  • I get to have lunch with a friend tomorrow, and even though I just finished my Ethiopian leftovers I am excited for Other Ethiopian Leftovers. And my friend. But she doesn’t come in a takeout container.
  • I was going to go shoe shopping on my way home from work because I think I’m getting to the age where I need some cardio aside from yoga. (I am not happy about this.) But I forgot, and now I’m home with the AC blasting, and there’s no way I’m putting on pants to go out again.
  • There’s nothing quite like grocery shopping when you have no food in the house. Life just seems so full of possibilities. Do I want a sandwich? Cucumber roll-up? Quesadilla? Salad? I can have all that and more.
  • I think I’ll be able to get my weight more easily under control once I’m back at work and my mind is engaged. I’ve noticed that as long as I’ve had coffee and a snack I didn’t get hungry until noon this week (versus 9:30 all summer).
  • I meant to give up sugar on Sunday, but you can’t give up sugar when you’re emotional, so today marks Day 2. (Don’t ask about Monday and Tuesday. You can’t not eat gelato or brownies when you’re sad, either.) If history repeats itself, tomorrow will be the bad day… (*queue dramatic music)

Second only to pantsless yoga is pj yoga (which, for me, is also pantsless). Was feeling too agitated to curl up in bed with my book, and both the book and my bed deserve nothing but the best from me, so I queued up another YogaGlo video after my vinyasa and yoga nidra practice this afternoon. Didn’t feel like unrolling my yoga mat again, so I just spread out my favorite blanket (yes, it’s the adult version of my blankie, get off my back) and opened my hips and twisted, all on my back. I could have curled up right there on the floor.

Instead I’m typing this up because I’m not mentally prepared to commit to not eating for the rest of the day (i.e. brush my teeth).

At least there’s coffee in the morning.

Night, all.

I am sad, and I am frustrated, and I am cranky, and I don’t have clean sheets, and today is not the day to cut out sugar.