"Love talked about can be easily pushed aside, but love demonstrated is irresistable"-W Stanley Mooneyham

Friday, August 20, 2010

Working on my inner peace

Last week Blake graduated college (See below post), and when he did he lost his membership to his school gym. He made us threw out the thought that maybe we should join the gym up the street. Now...I couldn't care less about a gym. I don't think I've ever been in shape a day in my life, and until now really didn't think much of it, but for the past year or so I've had some heart issues and the doctor suggested I get moving. Not running. Just moving...

When I signed up they had me sit down with a personal trainer who helped guide me to where I needed to start. He checked all of my vitals, asked a few questions, helped me through my work out and then proceeded to tell me, "You're definitely going to need to be watched closely. In fact it's more vital for us to monitor your work out than for someone who is obese." Oh great! Fantastic! This is wonderful news! I'm about to die...

Ok hopefully that's not true, but seriously why the h*** would you tell me that?! Needless to say, I've been prancing around that gym like a ballerina on eggshells afraid I'm about to kill myself if my heart so much has an increase in beats.

SO...I'm off to find my inner peace.

Now let me just tell you that I've learned that these classes can kick you in the backside or they can relax you while getting your heart *Moderately* beating. I'm working my way up people...

I've discovered that besides the 10 minutes nap meditation at the end, this is my favorite pose...

Child's pose.

Sweet. Simple. Relaxing. No worries involved, and no intense urge to bust out laughing.

Yesterday I had to control myself when they started turning themselves into this...and expecting me to follow

First of all...this is just weird and really grosses me out for some reason, and I REALLY don't think anyone should ever look like that. But check back with me in a couple of months and I may be twisting and turning myself into positions you've never seen before too!

In the end I'm just hoping to make it past age 24...hey, maybe I'll even be her! (See below)

Happy inner peace day everyone! Love yourselfs. Live in the moment. Breathe out all of the anger, rejection, hurt and animosity you're storing up. Welcome in the light...

Looks like I'm retaining more than I thought...


  1. Oh you crack me up!!! I love some Yoga! I take it on Thursdays at my gym! I never realized how hard it was until now! Enjoy it! Can't you just see Ruby doing that pose!? HA!

    Love ya!

  2. Great job! You'll start to crave yoga after a while. I don't feel myself unless I namaste everyday. lol

    Katie Lankford Wakefield

  3. Katie, that is so funny! I honestly am starting to love it...I can see it becoming an addiction! haha Thank you for the comment! Hope all is well for you!!