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.

Tagged by bexmaddy to post six selfies, which were very hard to find. Apparently I much prefer the ussie. They range from nephew kisses and niece naps to my impressive consumption of Ein Maß to The Year(s) of the Awesome Green Sunglasses.

We should have all seen that coming. #friends #pants

We should have all seen that coming. #friends #pants

I got tagged by the delightful and talented yogalarva to post five facts about myself and then pass it on to ten other people. My apologies for the content or any repetition—it’s early.

  1. I am addicted to balsamic vinegar. I have seven different kinds.
  2. I have had plastic surgery twice.
  3. This upcoming birthday is freaking me out a little.
  4. When I look down, I go cross-eyed for a moment because I have a weak focusing muscle.
  5. Peppermint is the best smell / taste ever.

I’m tagging earlybirdnow, bodysoulbalance, taterteen, onceinamoonday, livelablove, laurnrambles, mermaidtrousers, thehousewelivein, themysticmama, and the—kel—smith! (Once again, sorry for the repetition if you’ve already been tagged. It just means we like you.)

Big Brother: I found this note. See, you used to like me. Me: I have a vague recollection of that. Those were the days, huh. #family #brothers #siblings #iwasfreakingadorable

Big Brother: I found this note. See, you used to like me. Me: I have a vague recollection of that. Those were the days, huh. #family #brothers #siblings #iwasfreakingadorable

Observation

Making friends as an adult is hard.

Breaking up with friends as an adult is even harder.

Can&#8217;t decide if she&#8217;s a good friend or a bad friend&#8230; #friends #shopping

Can’t decide if she’s a good friend or a bad friend… #friends #shopping

At every break we would slip into a daydreaming state of waiting. Hoping that someone would take over, would relieve us, free us from our duties, and do what we ourselves ought to have done.

Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow, p. 276

One day, and all my inner peace has been replaced by a deep-seated hatred for most aspects of my life.

Way to go, Wednesday.

*grumblegrumblegrumble

Just did restorative yoga with a heating pad on my bolster.

I should get a Nobel Peace Prize.

Okay, yes, there was wine, too.