Taking care of No. 1

I recently made the decision to drastically reduce my teaching schedule.

Many of you know that and some of you don’t know.

This was a difficult decision to make and I didn’t take it lightly or make this decision without a lot of thought and love put into it.

As a yoga teacher I teach and preach self-love, self-care, self-discipline. I remind my students that they need to take care of No. 1 before they take care of anyone else.

I have not been taking care of No. 1, which means I can’t be the best yoga teacher (and cycling instructor) I can possibly be. I can’t be the best wife or daughter or friend or sister or cousin … either.

I feel tired, exhausted, overwhelmed, burned out …

I am opening myself up for some healing and new opportunities to arise. And some have already come to me. Some of the opportunities I am working on, some are set and some are what the future holds.

It’s amazing when you let go something else, another opportunity (or … Continue reading

Go Fit Girl! LOVES her amazing, beautiful readers (with prizes)

And the Comment Contest Tuesday on a Thursday winners are revealed.

Six wonderful women participated and six wonderful women are getting a little something for showing love to themselves.

Three were my some of my regular readers/supporters/commenters. And three were new commenters but I suspect regular supporters/readers. 🙂

The question was simple: What do you love about yourself?

But for many the answer was not easy. We all had to really dig down and be true to ourselves. And the things that came out were amazing!

Comment Contest Tuesday goes Thursday with love

Since today is Valentine’s Day (and in honor of this month’s Monthly Challenge) I thought we would talk about love, self-love, loving ourselves.

What do you love about yourself? It could be something simple or complex. It could be many things.

It could be your laugh, or the way you find the good in people, or your punctuality, or your legs or how cute you look in a certain outfit. It could be how hard you worked to get your education, what you do for a living or how you do it.

I don’t laugh often, but when I do I think it is a great laugh. I love my philanthropy ideas and ways. I love that I love to travel and plan to see the world. And to be a little vain, I don’t mind my tiny waist and pear-shaped body. I am what you would call curvy (on the bottom at least).

Normally we have Comment Contest Tuesday. Let’s change it up a bit and have Comment Contest Thursday this time around.

Every person who comments will get their name thrown into a drawing for multiple chances to win some of the items I will be reviewing … Continue reading

Long weekend for me

As I have posted lately that lots of changes are going on in my life right now, especially at work. And frankly, I am having a hard time dealing with them.

I am finding myself more emotional than normal, exhausted, deflated …

Last Monday I decided it would be a good idea for me to take Friday off from work.

That night Curt and I were chatting and decided to head to Monterey over the past weekend to watch our good family friend Tag play golf at Pebble Beach. Beautiful golf course, sun and sometimes an occasional adult beverage to carry around and sip.

Friday morning I headed to the gym, showered, walked to Peet’s for coffee and oatmeal and sat down and utilized the free wi-fi for a bit to work on some blog posts, including this one. I ran some errands and did some stuff just for me. I did some shopping, got a mani/pedi and was a lady who lunches, which is my dream job.

My spare time lately is quite limited and I don’t want to spend most of it running errands, cleaning the house, paying bills, etc., which seems to be the norm lately. I … Continue reading

Who are you madly in love with?

Last year around this time one of my awesome yoga teacher’s, Vickie, mentioned Madly in Love with Me, which is a project, a mission, a passion created by one of her friends.

I looked at the site a little. But never gave it the time I should.

I recently asked her about it and she reminded me of the name: Madly in Love with Me. (There’s a Facebook page for it, too.)

I have done a little research on the site and I just love the idea of self-love. (AND it goes with Go Fit Girl!’s February Monthly Challenge theme about taking care of No. 1. If you want to join the challenge, you can click right here to go to the Facebook event page.)

The stated mission of Madly in Love with Me is: Our mission is to reclaim self-love for every woman and girl on this planet, so that she may know what it is to be deeply loved, starting with the love she has for herself.

Some excerpts from the blog on what self-love is, why it is needed and what it means:

Why Self-Love? While it is true that women and … Continue reading