Trying New Things

I’ve thought about this for a few months now but I just realized that I can do it! What am I talking about you ask (& if you didn’t I’ll just pretend you did, for dramatic effect)? I want to do yoga! I see these people doing these yoga poses (advanced I’d assume because they are standing on their heads with their legs in the air) looking so graceful & I’m thinking there is no way I’d be able to hold myself up on my arms let alone my head.

After a 10+ hour work day I get home & I’m tired – both my mind & my body. From what I’ve heard yoga is a great way to relax & destress. I need this in my life! Over the last few weeks my anxiety has been really bad & I don’t like when this happens because I’m moody, irritable, & on edge. I’m not comfortable in my own skin and I feel restless. It’s the worst feeling in the world.

Since I’ve started working with the company I work with (August will be 4 years! I can’t believe it) I’ve fallen off on eating right and exercising, like bad. So bad I fact I went from 105lbs to 135! It was so much easier to run out and grab a burger than to figure out what healthy options I could stack in the fridge. I’m ready to change all of this too, I’m excited really & I can’t wait to start my adventure.

I’ve set a goal for myself (given my body will allow it) by December. I say December because I have no idea how my body will react to my new yoga challenge & I want to allow myself enough time so I won’t (further more) hurt myself. By December I want to be able to do scorpion pose!


I’m so giddy I could pee myself! I’ve never really challenged myself with anything like this. So naturally I can’t wait to see what the outcome will be. If you have any tips or suggestions PLEASE feel free to share. I need all the help I can get.


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Daughter. Sister. Christian. Latte addict. Humble. Goofball. Creative. Crafty. Thankful. Loved. Confused. Loud. Sarcastic. Yoga participant. Football & Basketball lover. Cartoon Watcher.

29 Responses to Trying New Things

  1. I just wrapped up my first ever yoga series. I saw an advertisement for a stress and relaxation yoga class and it was pretty much screaming my name. I loved it so much I just participated in a Yogathon over the weekend. Are you planning to take classes or do it at home? I wrote a Yoga Tips for a Beginner by a Beginner. If you get a chance, check it out. They were all things I wish I was more aware of before I started.

    Can’t wait to read more about your new journey!
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    • Leslie says:

      Awesome! I’m going to have to check out your post. I’ve already had my mat & I also have regular barre “shoes” & I have the Nike studio wrap shoes too. I love the wraps! I can’t wait to get started.

  2. You will love yoga! I have been doing it on and off for years but regularly for over a year now (2-4 times a week) and I certainly have noticed a difference in my stress level. Here are my tips: the teacher can make all the difference so try out a few if you don’t click with one right away. Don’t compare yourself to the super bendy people…lol!!! Everyone has their own flexibility & strength level. I am no way near being able to do scorpion & might never get there. Oh well! Best advice I have even gotten from my teachers: treat each class as your first. That way you are not just being automatic with the poses but paying attention to each one. Have fun!
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    • Leslie says:

      That’s good advice! I don’t think I’ll have time after work so I’m thinking I’m going to find some online videos to do a couple times a week. I think I’ll start when I get off work today, we got 7 inches of snow last night so hopefully we close early. I’d love to take my mat outside and do it on the desk. I might never be able to do the scorpion either, it’ll just give me a little something to work towards. Happy Thursday!

  3. That is so cool that you are trying something new, even with a busy schedule! I would love to try yoga sometime. I workout at the gym several days a week, but I’m not flexible at all! Yoga would be a great way to work on that.
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    • Leslie says:

      I’m not too flexible so it’ll be a good challenge. My gym is always packed, I’m waiting the membership because I use it for tanning, hah. You can’t beat $19 a month for unlimited tanning. That sounds worse when I say it out loud hah.

  4. Yoga is awesome! I’m sure you’re going to love it. Check out She did a whole Yoga Clinic series and I thought it was super helpful 🙂
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  5. Laina Turner says:

    Took up yoga a couple years ago and I absolutely love it. Mentally and physically.
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  6. Bijee says:

    I have done yoga a couple times. But i haven’t found an awesome class i love, bit i loved yoga itself. I am excited for you!
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  7. Karissa says:

    Goodluck! I love yoga, its amazing what the body is able to do. Just be super careful! Currently recovering from a sprained wrist from the crow pose.

  8. Christina says:

    You’ll do just fine!!! My goal is to lose weight and exersise more (mostly walk).
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  9. Jamie says:

    I have never really done yoga, but do think it would be good for me. My daughter has been wanting to start doing it and maybe I should go out on a limb and try something new too!
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    • Leslie says:

      You guys would love it. I found poses for the non-flexible & I feel amazing today. I only did 10 poses, I’m slightly sore but it’s a good sore, hah.

  10. Anna says:

    Excited for you to start your new adventure. I tried a class a few months ago. I liked it, but I am so not flexible I got intimidated. I am hoping to give it another shot. Good luck 🙂

  11. Rachel says:

    Good luck! I used to love yoga so much, but I really got out of the habit. It’s something I want to add back though by summer. I keep toying with the idea of taking a class. Scorpion pose is quite a goal!
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    • Leslie says:

      I think I might have pushed too far to do this by December. Ahh, hah I tried to do a handstand last night & almost busted my head, broke my lamp, & confused the chinchilla, hah. Good luck getting back with it!

      • Rachel says:

        I can’t help but laugh because that must have been quite a sight. I hope the little doggie helped to heal your wounds. Don’t let it get you down though, everyone has to start somewhere. I started an abdominal workout routine and no one was allowed to be at the house when I started. They would probably have made fun of my ugly workout faces.
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  12. Lisa Sharp says:

    I love yoga, I need to get back into the habit of doing it. I also really like pool yoga, lots of fun in the summer.

  13. Daniela says:

    I love your challenge to yourself. I was waiting for you to write that you were going to do yoga 3x a week or something like that, but picking a specific pose is such a great way to get motivated. I’ve been a yogi for 8 years and I LOVE it! Enjoy it!
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  14. madaline says:

    That’s an amazing goal! I use to practice yoga religiously but after having my daughter two years ago i kind of stopped. I keep trying to restart but it’s SOOOOO hard (to restart that is).
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  15. Kayle says:

    You are absolutely going to love yoga! It’s so awesome, let me know how you like it! Good luck getting all bendy 🙂
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    • Leslie says:

      I’m really excited about it. i think it’ll be something I can get into for the long haul. It makes me feel great! Do you have any suggestions?

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