Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Morning Rambles: Take A Leap...

Happy Monday!

As I sit here and write this post, I have come to realize that this month I've had a theme on my blog...facing your fears. This was not an intentional decision but I guess this month I have been kicking ass and taking names ha!

This Saturday we had a inversion workshop at YTT and for the most part, I feel okay with headstands, forearm stands, and tripod but I have a nemesis...handstands! A few years ago, I decided to practice practice practice and I finally conquered my fear. I continued to do them and I even it did a couple on the morning when I had to have surgery in my cervix (April of 2014) but then I slacked and the fear set in once again.

The longer that I went without doing them, the more fearful I became. The same thoughts began to creep in, "what if I fall, what if I dislocate my shoulder" many negative "what ifs"

Saturday was no different. Ironically Raj, our teacher for the day said that handstand was the easiest of the inversions and I think I rolled my eyes and then I grunted when she said it would be the first one that we would be practicing. 

I set up my mat near the wall and was ready to go...but I failed. I tried again and I failed.  I kicked my legs up but my fear made them fall fast to the ground. I looked around the room and called my friend Kimberly over to help me. She spotted me while I tried to kick my legs up the wall but I was too afraid to truly try. She reminded me that I am strong and that I could do this. Even when I told her that I was done, she refused to let me quit. Finally I was up!

The rest of the day was smooth sailing. I even fell once while doing tripod and it didn't break me; instead I laughed.

Take a leap and let fear take the backseat...


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Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday Morning Rambles: Exciting News...

Happy belated Mother's Day to alllll the amazing mothers out there...that includes moms, furbaby moms, step moms, foster moms, grandma's, god moms, and mother figures!

I am blessed enough to not only be a mom to Zen and Koko (passed away a few years ago) but I am also a godmother to three children in my family..the first of course being homefries. Every year, homefries gives me a gift and this year she gifted me a gorgeous frame with her senior year photo (8th Grade) and she also gave me a Alex and Ani bracelet which is perfect for me!
On one side it has two feathers and the moon in the center; I love feathers so much because it means that an angel is near by. On the back of the charm it says "Godspeed" in the center with "Journey, Grace, and Blessings" surrounding it.

Speaking of journey and blessings...remember last week I hinted about challenging myself during the week and stepping out of my comfort zone?

This yoga journey has been incredible and I am excited to share with y'all that starting this summer, I will be teaching yoga at my gym!

Auditions were held last week for various locations and all types of classes. The process was scary but I taught from my heart and left the rest to the Universe...(I speak more about it on vlog)

Saturday I went out to eat with coworkers/friends. It is always wonderful to surround yourself with people who support you and make you better. All four of us have our own strengths and we come together to share our knowledge as well as laughter. Where do 4 people who are in the health and fitness industry go to eat? Bare Burger of course! We also enjoyed some dessert at a local bakery...balance people.  
Angie, Myself, Leon, and Bryan

Check out my video below to hear more about the audition process and why it reminded me of a first date!

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday Morning Rambles: BE Fearless...

When you are trying to make a you let fear or faith lead you?

For so long, fear ruled my life. I wouldn't take chances because I was always so fearful to take risks and failing. This past year; I have tried to shed that part of me. It is even the inspiration of one of my tattoos...

What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?

I no longer want to let Fear have power over me...I want to live. I remember on the first day of my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, I was freaking out because we had to go around the room and discuss what brought us to the class and what was the most important thing that we learned that day. Fast Forward to this weekend (500 Hour YTT), and we had to teach in front of the class ...guess who raised their hand to go first? THIS GIRL! 
Am I still scared? Hell yes but I don't want to let that stop me from trying.

Speaking of taking risks...tomorrow I will be stepping soooo outside of my comfort zone that it is basically another galaxy! I don't want to give all the details just yet but I can let you know one thing for certain; I would have NEVER done this a year ago. 

What ever the turnout might be; I am okay with it because I know that it is for my highest good and the highest good for all those involved.

Challenge yourself to do one thing this week that scares you (but be safe...)

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