how scary is it that we teach our little girls that a wedding is the end of the story.
I’m so frustrated it’s out of control.
Your lack of respect. Not to me, but to her… drives me insane.
You’re allowed to take advantage of me, but you are not allowed to take advantage of her more than she’s already agreed.
This is where I draw my line.
“How long have you been married?”
“What is the key to a successful marriage?”
“It has to be 100 percent.”
“No, marriage has to be 100 percent, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be 50/50. If one person can’t give 50 percent because of work or health or something else the other person has to be ready to give 60 percent or more.”
Just one of those days where I am reminded once again that good intentions are not enough.
Hot yoga is a little short of torture at temperatures that rival the pits of hell. Yet, for the past 2 weeks, I keep going back.
For someone who has slept through more 8:30 classes than I would like to admit, finding the motivation to wake up at 5 AM… is pretty much a miracle.
Why do I like it?
1. You sweat. A LOT.
I’m one of those old fashioned people that doesn’t feel like I’ve worked out unless I’m dripping with sweat. Working out in a furnace tends to speed up that whole process and makes me feel like I’m doing something other than breaking my ligaments and limbs.
2. There’s community, yet isolation.
It’s really rare to be in a situation where you’re doing very vulnerable things in a room full of people. Things you’ve never done with your body before as you try to move through the postures, and know that you’re not being judged. There’s such a focus on paying attention to your body, your state of being, the present moment. Yet everyone does everything in sync. I like it.
3. It’s forces me to at least be okay with and even appreciate my body.
It’s hard to come out of 90 minutes of swimming in my own sweat while simultaneously contorting my body into impossible positions and not thank your body for dealing with the torture I just put it through.
4. What you put in, you get out.
I drink 4 cups of water during those 90 minutes, yet I still come out of the class a pound lighter. Yeah. It’s that disgusting. But in 2 short weeks I’ve seen the importance of eating well, sleeping well, drinking water. It MAKES A DIFFERENCE. I’ve been eating close to vegetarian these past two weeks…. and switching over to a plant-based diet is actually really tempting.
4. It helps me start my day off right. Talking to God.
Partially because at least once in the 90 minute session, I feel like it may be my time to go be with the Lord, but I find myself talking to him a lot in those 90 minutes. Whether it be asking Him not to let me see His face quite yet. Or just talking about my day. It’s been fun to start off my days in such a manner.