I’m working on it.

"Gain and victory to others.  Loss and defeat to myself." - Buddhist proverb "I don't want this shirt to be too fitted.  Nobody wants to see this." She pointed to her belly and laughed in a self-deprecating way.  I looked at her body, and I was perplexed at what was so disgusting that she needed … Continue reading I’m working on it.

Keep Coming Back

After my Friday morning run I was shocked and elated to hear my running app announce: "Congratulations!..."  I had just run my fastest mile EVER.  We didn't have fitness apps in the 80's, but I know I couldn't run as fast as I do now.  During the elementary gym class one mile run, I would be … Continue reading Keep Coming Back

One Strong Lady

"You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair." - Chinese proverb Since my post on Tuesday about "the beach incident," I've received an outpouring of support from just about everyone.  People told me they loved me, promised to maim and/or … Continue reading One Strong Lady

There You Are

Today, I had the opportunity to have my photo taken for the Seacoast Power Yoga website.  I say it's an opportunity for a reason.  Having my picture taken used to be a great source of anxiety for me.  Over the years, I had learned all the hand and arm positions, body postures, clothing, and props … Continue reading There You Are

Fearless 14: Supported Shoulderstand

We are almost finished with our challenge, but we are definitely not finished being fearless.  Tomorrow's pose is Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana).  It's a relaxing inversion that can be tough on your neck if you don't treat your body with care.  If you feel neck pain during this pose, please stop. Only attempt this after … Continue reading Fearless 14: Supported Shoulderstand

Fearless 14: Sphinx and Seal

It's Day 5, and I'm still getting comfortable with the uncomfortable.  I openly admit that learning to accept my body has been a life long journey for me.  Posting pictures of myself doing yoga in of itself is an uncomfortable exercise.  I have come a long way in the past six months, but I sometimes … Continue reading Fearless 14: Sphinx and Seal

Day 5: Revolved Triangle

It's Day 5, and I didn't follow directions.  I got a few pose pictures "in the bag" so to speak yesterday at the park.  She doesn't announce the actual name of the pose until the night before so I was judging the actual pose by the silhouette posted here.  To me, it looked like a … Continue reading Day 5: Revolved Triangle

May I Begin?

We are about to embark on an exciting journey in May.  It's Momma's first Instagram challenge!  I used to hate these.  In the past, I felt like the people who participated were just very bendy people showing off.  There aren't usually a lot of people posting in these challenges that looked like me.  When I found the … Continue reading May I Begin?