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Today started out like any other day…

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Breakfast-

  • 1/2 c oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • frozen raspberries
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tbs peanut butter (added after pic was taken)

The craziest thing happened at work today. I asked our compliance guy to sign off on something, and he looked at me and said, “So, what are you going to Philly for?”

And I said, “What do you mean?” (The wheels are turning in my head… I talk with him pretty often, but I never told him that I’m going to Philly?! I start to get hot at this point.)

He then said, “You’re going to Philly with Tobey from Dec 11th-13th? What are you going there for?”

Me: “Oh, uhh, to meet my baby niece or nephew. My sister’s having a baby any day now!” AHA… I just booked it yesterday; he read my email!

He smirked (part of his job is to monitor emails, so this was more normal than it sounds) and I panicked. Just goes to show that big brother is always watching reading… yikes!

After work, I had a Luna bar before Yoga 2. I love this flavor- I remember thinking that I was going to be bummed if it was just a seasonal flavor, so I’m glad that it stuck around!

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David (the instructor) read about patience tonight before class.

“Patience is a virtue.”

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves to be patient, even though it seems so simple. What are we always rushing to? Why are we always worrying about the past, or the future? Why do we need the answer to everything, five minutes ago? And if we don’t get it right away, then why do we obsess over it?

I really focused on his words during class. Every time I started to wonder why we were holding the pose for so long, I tried to embrace it, and I could feel my stress float away. It’s the coolest thing- sometimes the most challenging poses are the most physically and mentally rewarding. It felt like slowly, little blocks of weight were coming off of my body.

Do you struggle with being patient? How do you calm your worries?

One thing I wasn’t patient for? Well, I couldn’t help but wonder if I was going to get out of class and see a missed call or text…

BECAUSE MY SISTER HAD HER BABY TONIGHT!

Colin John – 6:01 pm – 9 lbs, 3 oz

I had a feeling it was going to be a boy, but I didn’t know for sure until tonight!

Congrats Jenn & John!

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Love!

-Aunt Laura

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Springs Yoga

Hey hey! How was your day?

My day ended on a positive note, so I’m excited to tell you about it! Ever since my gym closed in September, I’ve been interested in joining a yoga studio (in addition to hot yoga).

So, I came up with a little plan- I’m going to make a list of all the studios in my area that have introductory rates, and try them all! After that, I’ll join the one that suits me best. If you’re ever interested in joining me on this little adventure, just let me know. More on the studio that I tried tonight in a minute…

Can you guess what I had for lunch? Field of dreams greens with a Morningstar chik patty and rice & beans from last night, topped with Wishbone light parmesan peppercorn ranch dressing.

On the patio…

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When a girl wants a skinny cow, you’ve got to give her a Skinny Cow.

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So, Springs Yoga was the first studio to bat on my plan. I went to the the 5:45 Yoga 2 class with David, which is described as “a faster paced, free flowing series of postures.  No two classes are exactly the same while exploring new postures that will challenge the body and mind.  Invigorating!”

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There were about 10 people in the class, which was perfect. I liked the personalized feel of it- the instructor knew my name and helped me make adjustments a handful of times. Hot yoga is always so packed that you don’t really get personal attention (and there is nothing wrong with that), so this was a nice change. Is that the case with hot yoga everywhere? Ashley, I thought of you when we went into headstand. I’m not there yet, but one day. 😉

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Blurry studio pic:

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Sweaty bathroom pic:

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Now you guys know why my pictures are blurry… I have a really basic camera! Which camera do you use?

-Laura

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