I've been inspired to do a 30 day yoga challenge. For those of you who know me, I hate working out. Just really don't get inspired by it. I get really bored. Just doesn't work for me. I finally gave up my gym membership in the spring of this year because I was sick of paying money for something I wasn't using. Also, in the summer it's much easier to be outside (which I do really love!). Pete and I found a good walking path around our neighborhood which was about 3 miles. For the summer, we had it figured out! But flash forward to Seattle winter, walking outside really only works (for me) if you actually get home from work during day light hours. Here we are, winter, no working out and all the holidays coming on board.
Thank goodness for Groupon! There was a great Groupon (10 classes for $20!) for a brand new yoga studio in Woodinville, Balance Yoga Studio. I bought it and have fallen in LOVE with this studio. They offer a variety of flow, power, Hatha, etc. classes and the teachers are really fantastic. I love it so much I signed up for an annual membership (got it for a great Black Friday / Cyber Monday deal). In their December newsletter they mentioned a 30 Day Yoga Challenge (insert ominous music). So let's re-cap: I don't like working out, new to yoga, and I'm considering a 30 Day Yoga Challenge. This involves going to the studio EVERY day for 30 days straight to practice yoga. OMG. I've been going to yoga 2-3 times a week over the last month or so, but going everyday would certainly be a challenge. Making it a priority on my schedule, let alone just being motivated enough to drag my butt down there, eek!!
Despite being a little intimidated of this challenge, I feel like it will be really good for me to do both from a physical and mental perspective. I always feel so good, so restored, so focused after every class I go to. PLUS I think it's good for me to do something that I know will be hard for me (especially health related).
January 2 - 31st, 30 Day Challenge at Balance Yoga Studio in Woodinville. That's my new years resolution! I'll try to post during the month on my progress. :)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
This week I am volunteering (last night and tonight) at my church, First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue (FPCB) for their Women's Christmas Dessert. A lot of work, but overall very fun. My mom coordinates the event and my friend Nikki and I ran the kitchen. Women in the church volunteer to decorate tables in the community center, there is holiday music, usually a short play, and then just general eating and fellowship. Lovely! Here's some pictures:
|My momma's table!|
|Another cute table, very West Elm meets Childrens books in my opion. Very cute!|
|Our friend and co-planner Lisa's table, very pretty!|