Small Victories

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot over the last 6 weeks: the body and its ability to heal itself really is an amazing thing.

Today was a major victory for me.  I made it through my first full Pure Barre class since surgery!  Even though it sounds small, this is a really big feat.  Yes, I modified greatly during pretty much every bit of the ab work, but I still made it through.  And that’s what counts.  And my fellow teachers were so supportive afterwards that I actually felt my eyes welling up with tears!

I also want to share something that I am loving at the moment.  My friend and coworker, Brooke, introduced me to the podcast That’s So Retrograde, and I am obsessed.  For a holistic health junkie like myself, it is right up my alley.  I am currently finishing up Part 2 of the show’s interview with Alisa Vitti of Flo Living, and it is SO fascinating.  I’ve followed Alisa for years (she graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition just like me), but these are some of the first podcast interviews I’ve heard with her.  She is a wealth of knowledge, and even thought I already have her book, I’ve still learned so much more from the interviews.

In other news, I started my 200 hour yoga teacher training program through Charleston Power Yoga last weekend.  It was exciting and draining and inspiring and exhausting all at the same time.  Over the past week, I have been trying to digest just how impactful this experience will be for me.  I can’t put it into words quite yet, but I just know that enrolling was the smartest choice.  I needed this.  I’ve thought about doing this program since 2012 when I first emailed the studio owners with an inquiry, and I am so proud of myself for finally taking the plunge.  I’m not sure exactly where this program will take me, but I like the opportunities that it presents.

That’s it.  Enjoy your weekend.

If you are starting (or already on) your health and fitness journey, please contact me if you want support or have any questions or concerns!


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