YO-YO! Yoga-ahhhh.

2008 September 25

I took my first yoga class in college.
It was the only class the pre-hubby and I could find that we could take together.

Bowling? Nope. Bad time.
Golf? Nope. Already filled.
So, off to yoga we went.

He was a trooper and did his best.

However, I….. was hooked.

One year later in Brooklyn, I found a yoga class where the instructor was everything a good granola yogic teacher should be. I took that class right up until my belly from my first pregnancy was about to pop. I had an awesome set of lungs by the end after all that ‘Fire Breath’ stuff.

On and off since, I’ve been able to take some yoga classes, but never like that… Once a week, Every week, with NOTHING more important? But 3 kids later, fat droopy butt, and too many afterschool activities? In short. It’s been years.

And my 30-ish body has had enough.

That, and we found a seriously affordable gym here in my new Oregon town, new life.


Was the first day of my renewed love affair with my spurned lover.
And it felt good.
And I vow to be loyal.
And I HURT all over!


All photos taken by hubby Yes. That really is me. In all my glory…Ha!

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  1. jill jill bo bill permalink
    September 25, 2008

    Thank you sooo much for the birthday ishes and stopping by and being so funny and for being sore after you Yogaed. That crap is bad for you. Listen to the fat old wise lady. ok, don’t cuz I’m an idiot. Just ask. Come back!

  2. jill jill bo bill permalink
    September 25, 2008

    wishes, not ishes. Old people can’t type

  3. Mekhismom permalink
    September 25, 2008

    Oh I love yoga. But I am not consistent with my practice. The last time I did take classes I was pregnant and it was so relaxing but I had to stop once I was put on bedrest. I need to start up again.

  4. Melanie permalink
    September 25, 2008

    Good for you!! I also decided to get back into the exercise world this week…It’s so much easier to lift a coke than my leg for pilates (sounds like a dog by a fire hydrant)..could hardly sit down on the toilet (TMi-chuckle)!

  5. Jyl @ MommyGossip permalink
    September 25, 2008

    I love yoga. Don’t go nearly enough, but always makes me feel good when I do.

  6. Jill permalink
    September 25, 2008

    I’ve never tried yoga, but a while ago, I did buy some pilates DVDs.That should totally count for something shouldn’t it?

  7. angie permalink
    September 25, 2008

    Congrats on going renewing your love affair with yoga. I think there are two yoga camps. Those that LOVE it and those that Hate it. I seriously can’t understand the attraction, although I’ve tried really, really hard. I think I’m too impatient. That’s got to be it. 🙂

  8. Melissa permalink
    September 25, 2008

    i hate all exercise. I get no “natural high” from it – I don’t enjoy it. Just not for me.But if I HAVe toooo, then I do yoga. I like the meditative quality of hatha, and the “fir breath” of ashtanga.Oh jeez – I just realized I should probably exercise again….

  9. Jacki permalink
    September 25, 2008

    I have tried yoga once, something called yogafit. And I hurt for like a week afterwards! But it felt good.

  10. mommaof4wife2r permalink
    September 25, 2008

    i love yoga…my #3 is a lover!!!

  11. Pennies In My Pocket permalink
    September 25, 2008

    I did yoga when I was prego…I really should start it back up. I could use the exercise and the relaxation…instead, I sit here reading blogs! lol~melody~

  12. Allison permalink
    September 25, 2008

    Yoga has been something I would love to try, but I can’t find a good place close by. Heck I just need to work out!

  13. I am Arizona; a person, not a place. permalink
    September 25, 2008

    Oh, I’m jealous. My yoga teacher all but forgot about me. And my butt isn’t quite where it used to be either!!

  14. JenniBeanV permalink
    September 26, 2008

    Good for you! I teach aerobics classes at my local gym (so I get to go for freeeeeeee). Anyway, the yoga teacher scares me a bit so I’ve never tried it.

  15. Jaime permalink
    September 26, 2008

    I’ve never been big into yoga. I do like to exercise, though. It’s especially fun at home, where I have kids hanging on my legs and jumping on me. (literally!) My husband does the P90X videos and whenever he starts working out, my kids gather all the balls they can find and throw them at him. It’s pretty funny to me. He doesn’t even get mad. Just dodges and throws back, hardly missing a beat!:)

  16. Marketing Mama permalink
    September 27, 2008

    I’m very impressed that you have found the time and dedication to get back into yoga! Awesome!

  17. Threeundertwo permalink
    September 27, 2008

    Wow, you look great in that picture!;-)

  18. hippos toes permalink
    October 18, 2008

    Look at you go girl! Wish I could get into yoga. I’m more the running and lift weights type. I’ve been thinking about it but I feel like I would have to quit the weights. I should just pop in a tape!!

  19. Penny Ryder permalink
    October 19, 2008

    Good on you! It’s always so hard to get back into something fitness related, even if you used to love it. I really must get running again! Thanks for the inspiration.:)

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