letting go

hey all.

yesterday the polar vortex dropped down and i slipped in to a pair of these bad boys. Image

so much of my winter has been spent in a pair of fuzzy socks.

i fueled up for my first day back at school with a protein  packed breakfast :

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non-fat plain greek yogurt, banana, blackberries, agave, and dried fruit + sunflower seeds = YUM…perfect way to start the day.

i had a tough day back at work. with a restful break i had forgotten about many of the issues i deal with on a daily basis at work, and they all crept back yesterday, each one slapping me hard in the face it seemed. i was very emotional, and the day was a roller coaster. i left work frustrated at myself and with my job.

i felt bogged down and stuck. i am looking to change careers, but since i work at a school i am committed til june. that plus the winter that crept back definitely made me feel claustrophobic and confined. what’s a girl to do? YOGA

my mat = my salvation in a situation like this

yoga was such a blessing yesterday. my teacher held us in so many hip openers. i found them to be perfectly related to my day. i had to hold the shape and work through it, letting go of the tenderness and breathing into my tight hips. releasing tension throughout the body helped me lean into the shape, let go, and find that sweet spot of freeness. BLISS.

i mosied on home, took a hot shower, and cooked up dinner while snacking on cheese and crackers.

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roasted asparagus and zucchini + veggie boca burger topped with mashed avacado= GREEN DINNER

i ate the asparagus with my fingers, just like my grandmother used to 🙂

rounded out my meal with a hot cup of tea and some ice cream.

after tidying up around the house, someone special came over and was feeling down in the dumps about new york city, winter, etc. nyc can be a tough place, and we heart-to-hearted late into the night. my favorite thing!

i am hoping to let go and work through the tenderness today. i also am probably gonna take a rest today from the workouts. my body wants it, and i haven’t rested for a while.

hope you all have a blissful and inspired day, and i will leave you with a quote my yoga teacher read last night that always resonates with me:

“You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts.
You have to pay your electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth. But that’s all.”

Cheryl Strayed

 
xo juls
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