I have a drawer full of workout DVDs--mostly Jillian Michaels because she's amazing but I wanted more this time, so I started researching! I finally found something that intrigued me...(if you follow me on Instagram you already know what class I picked)...hot yoga. Aside from the few times I have used my Beginners Yoga DVD and the one time I used my Yoga Meltdown DVD, I had never done yoga before. I coerced (read: suckered) my SIL into joining me in the class and we signed up! The first class was free, so what did we have to lose (other than our pride, perhaps)? The fear didn't set in until around 10:00 on Friday night and I started wondering if I would survive. I woke up on Saturday morning and excitedly got ready for class:
I am proud to say not only did I survive that hot yoga class, I actually enjoyed it! I might possibly have been the least flexible person in the class, but it was fun! You read that right, the girl who hates to sweat actually enjoyed slipping around on her yoga mat drenched in sweat! It was such an accomplishment to see what my body could do/can do. I might possibly be in love with yoga now! So, yogis (sp?), what DVDs, websites, YouTube channels do you recommend I start using to practice yoga?
After such a great weekend, it was an epic struggle to get out of bed for work on Monday but I'm so glad I did get up because otherwise I would have missed this beautiful sunrise...
So breathtaking! One perk of leaving for work at 6:25 in the morning!
I have been obsessively checking the weather for our vacation next week (and counting down the work days: 7, in case you were curious)! Right now, it's looking like pretty good weather for most of the week; however, being from Oklahoma, I know that weather forecasters are about as accurate as my "guess how many marbles are in the jar" estimates (read: not at all).
And last random thought of the day, Jacob and I have debated about what to do for gifts on our 1 year anniversary (August 29th) and finally made a decision! I kind of wanted to do the traditional anniversary gifts (paper this year) and he just wanted a present but had no earthly idea what he wanted (pickiest person ever). Since we are building a house, I didn't want to throw a lot of money at gifts for each other when there wasn't anything we really wanted, and since he vetoed homemade gifts (a suggestion I made in jest), we decided on a joint gift.
I thought a painting would be nice (especially since we will have a new house soon) and when I found this one, I knew it was the one! If you recall, we got married in Folly Beach, so what better for our first anniversary than a PAPER print of a beach sunset named after the place we were married one year ago?! Now if only we had decided on this sooner so we could have actually had it by our anniversary...as it stands now, we won't get it until September 9th (sigh). You just can win at everything...
Only 2 1/2 more work days until the weekend!