I’m overwhelmed….

…I usually don’t admit that, but there’s so much to do and so little time. I knew this week would be a lot—between moving, having surgery, and trying to get my life together while on pain meds….it’s just been a bit much. There is so much I should get done in this down time, but I just don’t have the concentration or the energy. There have been a fair share of really great blessings, though. God is always looking out for me and making sure I’m taken care of. 

I need to chill out and take things one day at a time. I have a few days before I return to work. I want to do what I have to do and ENJOY the time I have away from work. Lord help me…tomorrow is a new day. Hopefully, I can make the most of it. :-)

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking. Because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings. Believe in yourself.

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Loving this quote!

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sleeptightgrimrite:

huffingtonpost:

Studies show that women apologize more than men, often for perfectly reasonable acts like, you know, taking up space. 

So watch this Pantene commercial here to inspire you to stop saying sorry for no reason. 

Do yourself a favor and skip the comment section. 

I like this! We should have more confidence ladies! No more saying sorry for existing.

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Life is crazy…

…it’s amazing how things in my life work. How things I think are over are never really over. How people who say they want to change never really change. How someone I think is gone always returns. How no matter how much they claim to miss me, they don’t want to do what it takes to make things different than the last time.

And how I fall for it every time.

heyfranhey:

Yin Yoga || Recovery

Feel like you’re trapped under a mountain of stress? While most types of yoga can help with relaxation, Yin Yoga, a slower style that includes many meditative poses, will be especially effective in calming your thoughts and promoting mental and physical awareness. In this video, the Yin Yoga practice is designed to slow down your racing mind. It might be tough to fight the urge to fidget, but focusing on your breathing will help you release tension. Plus, training your brain to be calm has numerous benefits, including reducing stress, improving memory and boosting creativity.”

Via Daily Burn

Might be trying this soon!!!

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This concept is terrifying .

I love this. This is how I think.

seeszarun:

This concept is terrifying .

I love this. This is how I think.

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Yoga for Menstrual Cramps!

A couple of you have asked me what kind of yoga poses you should do during shark week to ease the cramps and discomfort. Given that I normally have a really difficult time during shark week as well, I thought that this yoga guide will be very useful for myself and you ladies out there! 

1. Seated Side Stretch

Start off by sitting nice and easy on your mat, and slowly tilt your body from side to side, feeling a nice and gentle stretch on your side. As you inhale, lengthen your spine, and as you exhale, melt your torso towards the side.

2 & 3. Cat & Cow Pose

After you feel more warmed up, slowly come into all fours, and start warming up your spine with cat and cow pose. As you inhale, come into cat pose (pic 2), and as you exhale, slowly open up your chest and melt your chest towards the ground (pic 3). Remember to keep your elbows soft, and make sure that you are not hyperextending your arms. 

4. Reclining Eagle Twist

Normally we have really stiff and sore back during shark week, so this is a great pose to relieve the tension and loosen up your lower back a little. Come into eagle legs, and place your legs to the side. Make sure that your shoulder blades are still touching the ground, and you should feel a nice stretch along your back. 

5. Wind Relieving Pose

This is a great pose to massage your intestines, relieve tension in your hip joints and your back and enhances blood circulation in these areas. Gently hug your knees and press your knees towards your torso. You should feel a slight pinching sensation in your hips. Shift your gaze down, as if looking the prints of your t-shirt. Gently rock from side to side if that feels good for you.

6. Thread the Needle Pose

This is also another pose that helps to stretch your hips and lower back as well. Remember to keep your top foot flexed to protect your knee, and push your top knee away from your torso to feel a nice stretch in your hips and glutes as well. 

7. Pigeon Pose

For this hip opener, you can choose to come into a standing pigeon, resting pigeon, or even a mermaid pose if that feels good for you. If your hips are really tight, you can use a pillow or a yoga block to prop yourself. Remember, this is a restorative sequence to help ease the pain and tension, so don’t push yourself too hard!

8. Fish Pose

You can either opt to come into bound angle with your legs (as shown in the pic), or straighten out your legs. Open up your chest and you should feel a nice stretch at your upper back. Keep breathing, and you can stay here for as long as you want. 

9. Seated Forward Fold

Gently stretch your hamstrings with seated forward fold to loosen up your legs as well. Remember not to push yourself too much in this pose, and just let your torso melt gently onto your legs. Do not round your back too much. Place your gaze on your shins or toes, and aim your forehead towards your shins so that you won’t round your back too much. Inhale to lengthen the spine, exhale to deepen your stretch. Keep breathing.

10. Wide Legged Child’s Pose

You can either come into a regular child’s pose or a wide legged child’s pose here. Melt your chest towards the ground and place your forehead and nose on the mat. Keep breathing and you may stay here for as long as you want. <:

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Take good care of yourself during shark week, drink lots of water, don’t push yourself too hard if you don’t feel well. Listen to your body and honour your body’s needs! Namaste <3

Yep. Doing this.

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So I started a weight loss challenge at work…

…If you are interested in my progress, failures, struggles, and eventual success, check out my weight loss blog: liljonlosingit.tumblr.com

This is going to be interesting…

First workout of the challenge and I’m pooped. I weighed in at 238.2 lbs on their scale (on the carpet) and have a minimum goal of 25 lbs, which is a little more than 10% of my body weight. 

Jesus take the wheel because I didn’t even run, but my workout partner pushed me today by walking much faster than me. Yeah, I need to get it together. Oh well. Try again tomorrow.

First workout of the challenge and I’m pooped. I weighed in at 238.2 lbs on their scale (on the carpet) and have a minimum goal of 25 lbs, which is a little more than 10% of my body weight.

Jesus take the wheel because I didn’t even run, but my workout partner pushed me today by walking much faster than me. Yeah, I need to get it together. Oh well. Try again tomorrow.

So I drank an energy drink…

…like 5 hours ago because I was dozing off at work and now I’m wide awake as I lay in bed. This is why I don’t drink them. I got the mocha espresso Starbucks energy drink and it was delicious.

I’ve been awake for about 26 hours. It’s time to sleep….

So I accidentally mixed bleach…

….and 3 day old vinegar water and apparently the combination of bleach and vinegar can release chlorine gas which is highly toxic. I threw that entire container out so fast and now the windows in the kitchen are up. I’m praying I don’t die a horrible death…..Lord help me…

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The Golden Age of Children’s TV, the 90’s.

Yep. The good old days….

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