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Monday, March 1, 2010

45/45 Challenge... Moving Along...

OK, first, I've been told that there are some issues with my blog and some people can only see my 'Quotes of the Week'. Dunno what's up. Dunno how to fix it. Dunno how to contact Blogger to tell them there's an issue. If anyone who can see my blog knows what to do, please let me know! Thanks!!

So... I'm moving along with my 45/45 Challenge list! Sort of. My cardio-kickboxing class was scheduled for Saturday and I showed up for it, as did 4 other people and the instructor. Unfortunately, the woman who owns the studio didn't show up to unlock the door, so the class was a bust. But it's been rescheduled for Wednesday night, so I'll be going then. If I survive, I'll blog about it on Thursday morning!

I did, however, take my first ever yoga class this weekend! And I loved it! I went with my friend Emmy (who is turning 30 this week and is all about trying new things, too). It was the Kundalini form of yoga, which seems to be, from what I can gather, a combination of a bunch of different kinds of yoga. Some of it was hard but mostly it was just totally cool and relaxing. And the instructor (loved her!) was wonderful at creating this amazing environment that just felt... I don't know... safe. That might sound like a strange word but it does apply. I had the same feeling throughout the class that I get in the writing workshops I attend with my mentor and coach, Maureen. It's the same feeling I try to create in the writing classes I do myself. During the whole session last night, I kept hearing this little voice in my head saying, "This is where you're supposed to be." As many of you know, I've been trying to figure out where I'm supposed to be for a long time. It was an interesting, unexpected, and pleasant thing to hear, especially coming from my own psyche.

After the class, I had this overwhelming urge to write, which rarely happens (though I wish it did, much more often). Though I was going to swim laps while Ryan was at practice last night, I sat down in the lobby of the pool facility instead, and cranked out six pages of pretty good, pretty illuminating stuff. I was really, really happy. And if that's the result of yoga? I'll go every damned day! Seriously, yesterday's won't be my last class (unlike Zumba, which I've decided not to do again). I'm going to see about going next week, too.

So, I'm two weeks in and that's my second challenge complete! I'm moving along nicely, I'd say...

Hope your weekend was wonderful, my bloggy loves, and something enlightening or illuminating happened to you, too!

11 comments:

slommler said...

How wonderful!! I have never tried Yoga and you make me want to consider it. Feeling "safe" makes perfect sense to me. Especially when you are trying something new. I glad you felt safe and that you belonged there. WooHoo!! And congrats on the writing. That is super!
Hugs
SueAnn

Amy McMean said...

maybe yoga is your muse.

Jean said...

I can see your entire page just fine, same as always. Thank goodness.

Cool beans about the yoga, especially if it kicks in the muse!

Emmy said...

It was a great class and I got the "safe" vibe too. Interestingly enough at one point I had a feeling like I was on the right path. It didn't seem to have much to do with yoga, but just overall.

I love yoga and want to practice it on a regular basis, just wish the local classes weren't so expensive.

Heather said...

Glad you enjoyed yoga!! And sorry to hear Zumba won't be making your list of favorite exercises any time soon. I've become hopelessly addicted. I'm there every time the doors are open (which they will be tonight :)

Rachel Cotterill said...

I'm sorry, I don't know how to fix your blog - it looks fine to me. Have you changed anything (apart from updating the quote?)

I've been doing a little bit of yoga on my Wii, I'm only just starting out but it's a lovely way to start the day and helps to wake me up. It sounds like you're making great progress against your goals :)

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Nothing like sticking to your goals. Great work, Diane, keep it up!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Pace yourself Diane, pace yourself.

Protege said...

Yipii, I made it.;) Firefox works too.;)
xo
Zuzana

Protege said...

Diane, I can see that your quote of the week is only one here, while when I visit trough Safari, there are at least 50 listed. You might want to try to remove the quotes all together and see if that will help;) Perhaps one of them contains a code of some sort.;) Just a thought.

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