Last night was watching a re-run of the Oprah show about people who had either been on the show or in some way had interacted with Oprah in 2002. She was highlighting where those people are now…ten (eleven) years later.
You keep putting one foot in front of the other, walk when you have to, push through your limits, tell your brain to shut up and just keep going. I decided that enough was enough and if the weather is not going to cooperate then I am just going to have to run in the cold…
I am in utter shock that it is April 11th today! I can’t even say where the past two months have gone because they have been an absolute rollercoaster, merry-go-round whirlwind! Just to give you an update from some of my previous posts…I went back and re-read somethings (the joys of having a blog) and realized that I may have left you hanging a bit.
At the start of this year I made a bucket list. One of the things that I put on the list was to become a vegetarian or adopt a more vegetarian way of eating. Initially this was something that I thought I would try for a few weeks, get bored with and move on from. I also thought that there would be a huge lack in the variety of things I could eat and the other impossibility that crossed my mind, was how on earth was I ever going to get Tyler to eat this way!?!?!
We are now on day ten of The Plan…see more about that here… and I would say we are eating 85% vegetarian.
For over a year I have been practicing yoga consistently. My realization is the more I practice, the more I crave it. To me, it’s an investment in myself. A way of showing gratitude and love to my body and my well-being. The time I spend on my mat allows me time to reflect but also gives me strength and inspiration to keep practicing. Some days I feel completely balanced, some days not so much. But everyday that I practice I truly find myself connecting more with my spirit, becoming more grounded and learning something new. To me there is no lessons greater then the ones we teach ourselves.
Get on your mat and enjoy the journey
It’s interesting how a persons story changes as they go through life. Two years ago, I was pretty content living in Stony Plain working at a great office as a dental assistant, surrounded by friends and family and a very comfortable life.
Then I met Tyler…
It’s hard to believe that 2013 snuck up on me as quickly as it did! I guess I was just having too much fun saying good-bye to 2012, a year of many challenges and hardships that I’ve realized it’s actually nine days into the New Year…wowza! Many of you have maybe started thinking about resolutions and all things that you are going to QUIT, GIVE UP, RELINQUISH and ABANDON. All those things in your life just you just don’t care about anymore that are weighing you down. You may have even ran out and purchased a shiny new gym membership, committing and promising yourself that this is YOUR YEAR TO GET IN SHAPE.
Lately I’ve been reading a lot of Facebook status’ and blogs about how this year just doesn’t “feel” like Christmas. To be honest, I have been feeling this way a little bit myself. I really haven’t put a lot of effort into decorating, shopping, baking or Christ-massing this year as I have in the past. This time of year is always filled with a few tears as I think about my childhood and spending Christmas as a family and also with my mom as a single parent. We started some pretty un traditional traditions such as eating pizza for breakfast on Christmas morning, making spaceship gingerbread houses and spending time with “our family” that encompassed anyone near and dear to us, blood relative or not. There was always room at our table for anyone who needed a family.
I have always wanted to do a brie bake and since Tyler received one as a gift from Secret Santa I took the opportunity to try it out this weekend~!