When Jeff and I first started out on this magical journey he thought I was the most ridiculous person on the face of the earth because I seemed to have “musical turrets syndrome” in that I would randomly start singing a song no matter where we were, who we were with or what was going on around us.
Further to that, Jeff would like you to know that he still thinks I’m the most ridiculous person on the face of the earth but coming from him that means absolutely nothing…I’m just sayin’
One day he was whining about this, that or the other thing (he’s a big whiner so I can’t remember SPECIFICALLY what his issue was but it was probably about trains crossing the freeway during rush hour or Costco not having the 500 pound bag of barbecue Pop Chips) and being the comforting friend that I was/am I started singing The Rolling Stones song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
At the time he didn’t think it was funny. I’m not sure why
To this day I sing that song to him…and he to me.
…For the record, it’s not funny at all when he does it to me
I digress…there’s a point to this post I swear
All day yesterday I tried to come up with seemingly legitimate reasons in which I should stay home from yoga class, not sort my leaning tower of recycling and not prepare meatballs for today in advance (because Miss Janet and I MIGHT be kicking off our 10K walk season today weather permitting…It’s not looking good though. Snow! Really Mother Earth?)
Needless to say, I WANTED to do nothing but lay on my big comfy teddy bear of a couch and watch Nurse Jackie(AWESOME show!) with my hubster but as Jeff would sing:
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want!”
And so I mumbled and grumbled and dragged my ars to yoga class and you know what? IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!
My body still screamed and burned like nobody’s business (thank you Karla!) but all throughout the class we as a group would start talking about completely random things, for instance how much ZUMBA rocks!
Have you ever been to a yoga class where the teacher tells a story about teaching a ginormous body builder yoga?
Have you ever been to a yoga class where you are in the middle of holding boat pose for an ungodly amount of time and can’t stop laughing (only making your abs hurt even more) at a story your yoga teacher is telling about a ginourmous body builder doing yoga?
Well, I can now say I have
I didn’t WANT to go to yoga yesterday.
But I did.
And by doing so I gave my body a much needed intense stretch and my soul a much needed hearty belly laugh.
And just like the Rolling Stones song tells us, you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find, you get what you need.
This morning I started my day with a Leslie Sansone 3 Fast Miles DVD workout which I can honestly say I phoned in just a bit because of sore hips and shoulders but it was good nonetheless.
Breakfast was yet another yogurt bowl!
In the bowl is honey greek yogurt, strawberries, banana, raw oats, cocao nibs and CINNAMON.
Lunch was a hummus, tomato and romaine sammich. I had cucumber somewhere but it got lost in the bermuda triangle that is my produce crisper. Also enjoyed was some red pepper and a perfectly ripe red mango.
Before I go I wanted to send a hug out to the Universe to my fellow Canadian blogger and friend HILARY for this thoughtful gift received yesterday!
I’m so glad we found each other!
Have you pushed yourself to do something you didn’t want to do lately? Were you pleasantly surprised by the outcome?