Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Slippery Yoga Mats & Sunsets on the Beach

I might have lost my mind last week; I randomly decided on Friday that I wanted to do a workout class the next day (Saturday) to kick-start myself into working out on a more regular basis. I've never minded working out--in fact, I used to work out every morning before work back when I had a 9-5, but now I have a 7-4 and there is just no way that's going to happen! Then, by the time I get home from work, I'm just over the day and nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch with my Apple TV as you can guess, workouts don't happen often.

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) 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 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! 


  1. Girl, I feel you on the not working out as much thing. I used to workout in the morning or at lunch and now that I leave for work every day at 6:30 there is NO way I'm working out before work. Glad you enjoyed your hot yoga class! I really need to get back into yoga!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. You go girl!! I've never even tried a yoga class before, crazy!! It kind of totally intimidates me! But I think I really want to give it a try after I have this babe! Especially a hot yoga class.... although I doubt I need to go to that specific class living in AZ... it's ALL hot here ;) ha ha!

  3. So glad you got the crazy idea to go work out :) always a good feeling afterwards. I love the painting what a great first anniversary gift :)

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

  4. Ew I hate sweating too! But it does sound kind of fun. I really need to find a class to go to or I'll never work out consistently. Anywho, that picture is soooo perfect! And I didn't know you're building a house! That is so exciting! Someday (like far far away) we hope to build our own house too. Is it so stressful though?

    x. Morgan

  5. PERFECT first anniversary gift! I seriously love it so much that I might buy that print for myself, ha! It's gorgeous!

  6. Some of my father's side of my family lives in Folly Beach. Beautiful place.

  7. I loveeee yoga!! I've taken a few yoga classes at school and I always love it so much! Look up blogalaties on youtube, I thinkkk she has some good yoga stuff but I can't remember for sure. Sounds like you kicked butt in your hot yoga :) woo! Folly Beach would be a gorgeous place to get married!! That painting is perfect and a great reminder! and 7 more day till your trip, ahhhhhhh!!!! exciting!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  8. I love the joint gift idea - brilliant! My husband and I might have to do that next year! Glad you're enjoying yoga! I've always wanted to take a class!

  9. I love that gift idea!! Congrats on the one year anniversary coming up! It goes by so fast.

    I've never done hot yoga, but it sounds so fun!

  10. LOVE ME SOME HOT YOGA! I can't wait to get back to it! Check out

  11. Such a good idea on the one year gift especially since your building your home!!

  12. That sunrise is so gorgeous! We have done traditional gifts for six years now, and it is so much fun every year to come up with something to match the theme! :)


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