Thursday, February 17, 2011

Epiphany?

I've realized something...I CAN NOT seem to finish anything I start.
For example:

  • I started Ange's 30-Day Challenge and stopped at day 4.
  • I started college in the spring of 2008 and stopped short of my associates in arts degree (6 credits left).
  • I started eating a vegan diet in January of 2010 and started eating cheese with my wine 6 months later.
  • I started taking vocal lessons in May of 2010. Vocal chords are just like muscles and in order to have a solid singing voice you have to work 'em and practice. I rarely practice anymore.
  • I signed up for guitar class at school, bought a guitar, and began learning about chords and strumming. That was 7 months ago and I can play maybe three songs, and I rarely practice.
  • I started following Zuzana's site religiously 13 months ago to stay in tip-top shape and I've managed to jump off that band wagon too. 
What is wrong with me?? 
Do I have commitment issues??
 That can't be; I stayed in a toxic relationship for almost five years! 
That took serious commitment. 
So, why am I so scatter-brained and ADD-like?
Well, I don't have an answer for that, except that I must accept it as an essential part of who I am, or force myself to be different. 
The former sounds like something I might actually stick with.
So, in order to keep being me AND to finish what I start, I'm going to take things day-by-day, the J.Lynn way.


Look for a post of my Swellbeing Challenge progress, coming your way...tomorrow? We'll see ;)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

YogaYogaYoga

I LOVE YOGA :)
Yesterday's practice was absolutely invigorating and a bit surprising. I was expecting the class to last about 45 minutes, but it ended up being double that! It was also filled with sweat. So, I didn't have too much time to get ready for work (or shower!) and my hair was bit frizzy, but it was well worth it. It was one of those practices that I truly needed-it set an energizing and grateful intention for the rest of my day.

Challenge 3 of Ange's Swellbeing Project
Today We Downward Dog
Really, the idea is to complete at least ONE yoga session this week. 
Seeing as I'm volunteering at Sorrento Valley Yoga (SVY) now, this challenge is a piece of cake for me.
I practiced Thursday, Saturday (for 3 hours) and Sunday of last week.
I practiced yesterday and I plan to practice again tomorrow, maybe Friday, and definitely Saturday && Sunday. 
Actually, this Sunday the owner of SVY is hosting yoga on the beach followed by dinner and chillin', which I'm a bit stoked about. 
This will be my first ACTUAL yoga practice in the sand while gazing out into the ocean. Sounds like my kinda yoga :)

I just started up my practice a week and a half ago after a 3 month long hiatus, and lemme tell ya, it feels great! AND I can FEEL it...in every single one of my muscles! My triceps are sore. My shoulders are sore. I even feel it in my quads and my hamstrings! I haven't done anything else since Sunday when I went for a 10-minute run and completed a 35-minute workout from Zuzana's site. So, I can attribute the soreness to the yoga. 

Anyway, this is about all I have time to write today, so get on this challenge with me, and get your yoga on.

Have a happy, fulfilling, nourishing kind of day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Live today...






Live today as if it was your last day:
 Be kind to everyone who crosses your path
Embrace challenges 
&&
Be mindful of your thoughts and the food you eat!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Don't cha know?

I'm not really sure what I'm doing with this blog. 

I've been reading my blog roll, keeping up with all the wonderful bloggin' ladies existing in the blogosphere, and I suppose I've been feeling a little more inspired to write on this thing. 

The problem:
 I can't seem to find a niche, nor can I narrow down the topics I want to write about.
I also don't know what exactly it is I want from writing on here.

Should I use this blog as a journal? A way to release stress?
Should I use this blog as an inspirational read for others? A way to engage & excite people?
Should I use this blog as a reminder to how great life is?
Or simply all of the above?
Am I in over my head?
Can I really create something so profound?

What I know: 
I want to write about my life and how I balance it in this world of unknowing, and I want to include fun photos (from a not so fancy-shmancy camera).

So any advice from you splendid bloggin' ladies out there would be much appreciated :) 


On another note:
I'm really enjoying my life right now.
I'm also really enjoying eating the Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Clif Bar I just opened.

It has a lot more ingredients than most other food bars I eat. 
Ingredient count: 18 or so. 
On days like today, where I venture out into the world at 6 a.m., and won't see home until around 5 p.m., I need food bars like this here Clif Bar, to sustain me until my next meal in four hours.

I usually eat Larabar food bars, or Kind bars, since they contain minimal ingredients-the closest to nature food is, the better-but they don't really hold me over until mealtime.

Anyway, I suppose I'll just use this blog to speak freely about my random thoughts and opinions until I figure it all out. I can't say how often I'll write (whenever I feel inspired?), but I'll do my best to make it worthwhile.

You tell me. 
How often should a blogger blog?