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There’s no place like Om

March 20, 2010

After my very first yoga class last weekend, I was looking forward to my second one all week. Especially after this week.

As we get closer and closer to my benefit event on April 17, I can feel myself carry the stress of balancing work, charity involvement, professional organizations and everything else in my shoulders. Being able to dedicate 90 minutes on Saturday mornings to just me is pretty much heaven.

I arrived a little late this morning and quickly spread out my mat by the door. We had a new teacher this week (though I think she’s actually the regular and last week’s was a sub) and while I really liked her, I found her sometimes challenging to keep up with. She did run through the series of poses several times, so it didn’t take long to catch up.

Over the past week, my throat has started to feel scratchy. I’ve gargled with a lot of hot salt water (mom’s orders!), taken a lot of Airborne, vitamin C & echinachea and I still feel it progressing deeper into my throat. We’ve just started having things bloom here, so I’d be willing to bet it’s just allergens in the air. Either way though, I want this to impact my new fitness routine as little as possible.

I had minimal coughing in the class today, until the last 15 minutes when we went into a restorative corpse pose. The most meditative pose all class and of course, that’s when the coughing fit hit. I broke my concentration twice, getting up for water and that seemed to do the trick. Very frustrating though.

Tonight, my friends and I are gathering about 30 minutes outside Nashville at another friend’s house for a dinner party. Back in January, we started a Supper Club where we take turns hosting everyone and each person brings a different dish/side/dessert to share with everyone else. This month, I signed up for dessert and made a faux lemon meringue cake. Instead of actual meringue, it uses light cream cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice and fat-free whipped topping. The filling is made from fat-free whipped topping, sugar-free instant lemon pudding mix and skim milk. I’ll be sure to report how the Supper Club likes it!

Happy Saturday!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. March 22, 2010 9:18 pm

    The supper club sounds awesome!!!!

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