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Three hour naps.

Posted by Allison on April 18, 2009

I just had a three hour nap and woke up GROUCHY.  How is that possible?  I’m exhausted actually and thank God I have a husband who understands the importance of my sleep during a challenge and threatened the children with death if they didn’t play quietly while I slept.  The children of course quickly nodded their heads in quiet contemplation and then proceeded to play at the top of their lungs outside of my door.  And I still slept through it all.   When I woke up I was hunched over and could barely walk to the bathroom to run a super hot epsom salt bath.  I am now human again and looking forward to a night on the couch with my beloved hubby and a couple of glasses of red wine.   Day 28, done.   It’s hard not to wish the challenge over but of course since the end of the challenge means I’ll be FORTY I’ve refrained from wishing for the end of it.  12 more days.  I think I’ll book a massage for the afternoon of the 30th…and a vat of red wine.

Oh and one of my favorite expat/overseas websites is this delightful woman at Luckybeans….we’ll she’s away for a few weeks and her husband has taken over her blog.  She is witty, charming, quick and a joy to read and the fact that her husband is all these things as well should not be a shock but take a gander over there, you will NOT be disappointed.  He’s renamed the blog Toughbeans for the time “mom” is away with the tag line “Dad’s in Charge, Suck it up”.  I’ve laughed out loud at everyone of his posts but today was too funny for words.

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Over half way done.

Posted by Allison on April 12, 2009

Today in during my yoga practise I spent wind removing pose trying to count to 40.  I knew that I was on day 22 but for the life of me I couldn’t imagine that I had 18 days left.  I was trying to see what 18 and 12 (it being April 12th) added up to and it’s was the most difficult mathematical equation of all times.  Somedays you have the intensity, some days you don’t.

Remember last challenge when all I could think about, talk about or do was Bikram.  This one is soooo different.  maybe because there’s no ‘group’ or maybe because there isn’t the big unknown with this challenge but it just seems to keep moving along.  No drama, no freakout, just yoga.

And yes we are STILL waiting to find out about the overseas job.  I’m learning patience on the mat and in real life….I’m such a grown up.

And today I found the COOLEST thing ever!  It’s a site called The Secret is in the Sauce.  This is what they say…

Welcome to the Sitstahood! We are a group of bloggers dedicated to supporting one another by leaving comments. Lots and lots of comments.

If you want to find a bunch of fun blogs to read…and they list blogs that have contests too!  So cool. I’m going to figure it all out on Tuesday when these people get out of my house and go back to work and school!

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40 day challenge…

Posted by Allison on April 1, 2009

I’m doing a 40 challenge. I finished day 12 today.  I have 28 days left but I’m actually doing 30 more days.  I started early by mistake because apparently I’m stupid and don’t know my own birthdate.  Oh well, I’m loving it.  Bikram yoga means that I’m strong, it’s means that I’m flexible, it means that although I’m turning 40 this month I can still do things that would make most young 18 year old girls cry.  I can do triangle  pose and NOT rest my arm on my knee anymore.  I can go back in camel and come out without crying.

Does this make me feel better?  Kind of….I just can’t believe I haven’t blogged about it until now.  Weird.  The last challenge was all about freakin’ out and the unknown.  This challenge is so different.  It’s much more personal.  I haven’t even had a “bad” day.  In fact the rough days I’ve enjoyed just as much as the “power” days.

I’m so glad I found yoga.  I love it.  Not as much as red wine or knitting but it’s a close third.

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