Here is a quick over view of the weekend .... I am pretty tired, so it is going to be quick! :) I got my book club book from the library today... History of Love by Nicole Krauss. I am about to start it tonight! Yay!! Friday Night... We attended the first ever Winter concert at Red Rocks ... the best outdoor music space on the planet :) The Icelandic concert featured intellectual rap - Common and Atmosphere!! Cold times, but FUN times!! ...with Crystal, Bonnie, Steph, Orench, and Sarah :) Saturday Morning... Gymnastics class at Qi. All upper body strengthening. Saturday Afternoon... Pho with Justin, Catrina, and Rokha and then a bit of fro yo with C & J in Arvada :) Great time catching up!! Saturday Evening... I relaxed at home and I DD'ed J so he could compete in the Colorado Beer Olympics downtown... Sunday Morning... Attended the Winter Yoga Teacher training morning session to support the new trainees and get a bit of a refresh:) Went to Yoga Sculpt with 74 other people... Kicked my bootay as usual ... But what gives, we have one body, and who else is going to keep it strong and powerful ?! :) Sunday Afternoon... Showered up and went to the shooting range... Yes, I said shooting range... With J, Natalie, Chad, Christen, Joel, and Nick.. We were there forever waiting but it was worth it! I can only describe it as quite "shocking" ;) Sunday Evening... J treated me to Thai at Swing Thai... Yellow Curry Noodles with Brown Rice and Great Conversation ? Yes, please!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend :) XO Robyn
After teaching class this afternoon, I thought more and more about the previous quote in yesterday's post... I came up with something I can relate to even more so in my own words... stemming from what my life is showing me right now...
Create SIMPLICITY in your life. Know what to let go of and what to hold tight to. You can only spread yourself so thin; quality is so much more important than quantity. Learning how to "say no" can be both POWERFUL and UPLIFTING. :) -R. May
I am bringing this mantra into my life, my yoga teaching, my yoga practice... it's coming up all over the place !!!
Sometimes you've just gotta say no. To your mother. To your boss. Your friends. It's important... And here's more about WHY....
I went to lunch with a friend after a fabulous gymnastics class and she shared this with me and I just knew I had to stick with this... Because we had just been discussing how it is so easy, so simple to say yes... But we have to remember we cannot give our everything to something. We still need some of ourselves to keep moving, to stay strong, to BE ourselves.
I went to gymnastics class this morning, and Justin FINALLY got a membership to Qi just before class. :) Picked up my new glasses! Ate Pho and caught up with Catrina, Rokha, and Justin... It's beginning to snow... I'm listening to "Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasure," a posthumous release... so beautiful while cozying up on a chilly Saturday afternoon! Pulling together idea boards for my sister-in-law's fall wedding... Later :: Heading to Happy Hour and then a friend's for a get together this evening...
This year and ongoing I want to be held accountable for my actions... Especially on the Nutrition / Fitness side of things. I teach yoga, I practice yoga, I spin, I "gymnastics," etc.... But I do not eat as well as I could. I am looking for a BALANCE between both Nutrition and Fitness. So, I have joined a a challenge at Qi Functional Systems called QuickShape... Four times over the course of 112 days/16 weeks, I will be measured by weight lost, inches lost, and skeletal muscle gained. The personal trainers will take photos of me each time I "measure in" in order to keep track of the physical changes... I will be given motivation from the trainers and other challenge participants over the course of the next 16 weeks...I will even be breaking on through to the "other side," trying out classes at QiRyders! Let's DO this!
Not just for 2012, I want to eat healthier forever. I want to be more mindful of what I put in my body. I may be working out a bunch, but what I put in my body affects everything. Eating right will make my workouts matter MORE.
Sarah Stanley, an amazing athlete and role model for me, put what I am trying to SAY and DO into the perfect words: "You can't have exercise without real, healthy food. It's like a car- you can't drive if it doesn't have wheels."
Treat your SELF right ::Mind and Body:: this year and EVERY year!! And remember to hold yourself accountable! XO, Robyn