On November 6th 2011, I was invited to the spa by my BFF! She treated me to a massage (which was indeed highly needed and greatly appreciated!). Before my massage though, I took a yoga class there at the facility. It was the best yoga class I had ever experienced! I felt thankful for everything in my life, my kids, my husband, my BFF and even the borrowed mat that I had used during my yoga class! Ha ha ha... I was indeed feeling the gratitude running deep into my veins. I had this "high" all day long thereafter. My BFF and I had deep conversations that brought us closer together, I felt love from the inside out towards everything around me... it was the most amazing feeling. Not only was I happy, but I was also emotional and this carried on with me on the drive home from the spa and through out the rest of the week. The following day (after my lovely spa day), I took a Bikram Yoga class. My first class was good, but different than anything I have ever tried and in all honesty... overwhelming! The 90 minute class felt never ending! The stretching felt great, the sweat pouring from every spot on my body felt great, but my breathing was challenging. I went back to class the next day and in that 90 minute class, I felt great all around!! It was amazing! I went back every day that week and felt stronger and more beautiful with every 90 minute class I took! I took that Bikram Yoga class every day consecutively for that week and felt without a doubt in my heart that THIS was where I was supposed to be. I'm so intrigued with yoga. I feel as if I have been reborn. In this moment in my life, this is where I am supposed to be and this is what I am supposed to be doing. I feel as if I am finding my true self with yoga.
My mind has been so overwhelmed with chaotic thoughts and emotions for the past year (family issues, hurt and the loss of a great friendship)... I tried extreme workout programs and running to help ease my busy mind... it wasn't enough. I journaled to get the thoughts out of my mind and on to paper, but even with that, the mind never seemed to let up.
In the last month, I have dedicated myself to daily juicing. Some days being 100% juice and other days being 50% juice. I've made daily affirmations part of my morning regimen. I choose to only keep myself around positive thinking people. I give to the universe and in return have been given peace of heart. I'm learning to get it now! And I LOVE it!! I'm ready for all the new changes that have come into my life :) I will continue to dedicate myself to Bikram Yoga and Juicing. The changes have only been positive and I know will only keep getting better!! I love myself, who I am becoming and who I am. I'm grateful for the friends in my life.
Change is good!! Change is required to grow and become greater.
Cheers to a new beginning!!