As much as I try to keep things light, fun, and positive here on the blog, sometimes ya just gotta be real and truthful about when things don’t go as expected or don’t meet the expectations you had for them. So this installment of Explore Your Own Backyard will be a bit different from the other ones as my experience this week with partaking in a new activity in my city was more negative. Last Wednesday I signed up to try something that had been on my bucket list for a few years now….SUP Yoga (Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga). Unfortunately the only thing I really got out of it was being able to cross it off said bucket list.
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One the things I love about yoga is how every class is different. Sure there is a basic flow and foundation that is followed each time, but you truly never know what is going to come next. One thing you can count on in every class however, is….SWEAT. Buckets and buckets of it.
Another post for all my fellow yoga lovers out there! As I said in my last yoga gear review, I was having some trouble with slipping and sliding during my yoga classes. Well luckily, I got a pretty rad mat to help with that. But still, towards the end of class, having a towel handy is really helpful with being able to stay stable and strong in your poses.
Since I started my exercise break 4 weeks ago (4 weeks this Wednesday!), a lot has changed in my body, mind, and life in general. I wanted to update you all a bit on how it’s going and where I am at currently.
Here goes nothing…
I am starting to enjoy movement again.
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You all know, I LOVE MARSHAL’S. So many good deals on stuff that would otherwise be way overpriced. But despite my love for their deep discounts, there are some things that just shouldn’t be purchased there. Case in point….YOGA MATS. No matter how alluring their pretty colors, cool designs, and 15 dollar price tags are. When it comes to getting good quality equipment for a sweaty yoga practice, Marshal’s simply doesn’t cut it. Now that I’ve been practicing yoga daily, I learned that lesson the hard way. My Marshal’s mat pretty much turned into a slip and slide during my practice.