Monday, December 27, 2010

Ringing in the New Year

So I signed up as a new student at a local yoga studio. The place appears to be very much what I'm looking for, and I'm extremely hopefully that I will find an instructor there that I connect with. I am also extremely hopefully that after my Special 1st Month Rate is over I will be able to afford to continue studying there. Grated $100/month for a personalized yoga practice isn't much to ask figuratively; it is quite a bit when it has to come out of your already deflated pockets. But, I am a firm believer that The Most High will provide a way for the things that you need in your life. At this point I am in serious need of my practice evolving and growing (not to mention in need of my waistline shrinking) LOL
In news of my food habits, I've decided to less the Flex in my relatively Flexitarian lifestyle. I am aiming to reduce my animal consumption down to twice a week. This is a HUGE move for a Black Texan whose entire family is from the South. Where meat is a meal and vegetables are an afterthought, and only because we figure SOMETHING that isn't brown should be thrown onto the plate.....smh. I've always been a bit of an odd bird in my family. My Poppa calls me a "fake vegan" in a teasing fashion. The only thing about that statement's kind of true. I don't have the dedication, conviction, or ethical commitment to be completely vegan. Though I have gone vegetarian a number of times in my life. It seems that illustrious yard bird (the chicken) manages to always lure me back in. Especially when in fried form. And the next thing I know I'm more carnivore than omnivore, and definitely less herbivore than I should be. So the goal for 2011 is to amp up my herbivore side and stay focused. I think because my primary causes are health and ecologically based it becomes a little simpler to backslide. But over the years (especially this past year with the various personal crises) I've grown much more grounded and convicted in my beliefs.
Hopefully those of you looking to make a change in the New Year and leave behind less than stellar experiences in 2010 are able to do so on both accounts. I extend Blessings out to each of you in the New Year......See you then! 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Doing Well But Falling Behind

Well I'm more than sure no one is out there anymore (if there ever was anyone lurking) especially since I've been taking months in between each post.....My Bad. Apparently Mommy is not allowed to have a hobby or side interest unless she's able to complete it before anyone else in the house wakes up. *shrug* Oh well, I've also been completely slacking on my open mat journey. I think I'm just feeling stuck and unable to progress adequately in my practice without at least a weekly classes with an instructor. But I may have an idea for rejuvenating my home practice. I found a wonderful Primary Ashtanga Posture poster and I hope to pick one up for myself as a Christmas gift to me :-) LOL and hopefully if I hang it up in the right spot I will be more encouraged to practice everyday, even if for a short time. I've also decided to add to my open mat journey by adjusting my diet to guide me to greater enlightenment. I intend to do 365 days of gradual change. Hmm, but first I must create my parameters so that I progress consistently, steadily, and painlessly. (Theoretically) Once I've made all of my guidelines for myself I will begin. Most likely it will be a classic New Year's "new beginning" type project. I'll need a few new books (Yay an excuse to buy more books!) *happy dance* :-)

P.S. the new job has been going really well. I enjoy the people I work with. I've been getting tons of OT lately, but we hired some extra staff so the OT will be going away soon. (no biggie) and I have another supervisor whom I enjoy working with. This is literally one of the best jobs I've ever had. And yes, I'm still investigating the new career path option. I still have not made a definite move in the direction to say yay or nay to my new idea. But I'm still actively researching the subject. Thank you to those who may peek in on me  from time to time. I aim to write my regularly. For now, Good Night Ya'll.