Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! I know we all have so much to be thankful for today. I’m thankful for my amazing, supportive family and friends (love you guys), my health, for a job that I love going to every day, for being able to practice Bikram Yoga every day, for this blog where I can get my thoughts out…and on and on. There are so many things to be thankful for! What about you guys, what are you thankful for?

I’m also thankful we had an 8am class this morning! Traci? Thankful for an 8am you say? Ok, you guys know how much I love morning classes (did you catch the sarcasm there?). But this was the only class today and this is Day 26 of my Challenge. Have to go. No choice. I make sure to arrive at the studio nice and early because I just new it was going to be absolutely packed. I get there around 7:20 and already people are setting up. Oh yeah, going to be a full house for sure! My sister and I have very different schedules so we never get to practice together. Imagine my sheer delight when I see her walk up the stairs mat in hand ready to go. I jumped up off the bench and squealed and gave her a big hug! Yay! This made my morning. Robins practice is very strong and determined. Love practicing with her. Class was indeed mobbed. Over 50 people mat-to-mat, toe-to-toe. Tons of good energy. I felt so strong and happy to be in the room this morning. The fact that it was 8am never even was an issue today. Wow. I just had one of those practices that leave you tingling. No words to describe. Just pure happiness.

Class ends. My sis and I sat for a while in the lobby chatting about the rest of our day to be spent with the family in Duxbury. As we were chatting a few people broke in to tell me I gave them the extra energy they needed to keep going. That my practice is beautiful. Huh? Me? I had no idea. I loved it though. See we really are all there for each other in that room. Urging one another on. Silently many times. Sometimes alls it takes is a slight smile as if to say you got this…go for it!

And get this. One guy commented on my…ahem…Standing Head to Knee! What? Who I am I? He said it’s amazing how I kick out so solid! Realllly? This is the posture that has been my nemesis lately. Needless to say I left the studio on cloud 9.  On the way out me and my sis could not stop talking about how much love our Bikram. How everyone should experience this feeling.

Ready to go shower now and then off to enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving with the family I love so much. I truly wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs and hugs and hugs to you!



  1. 8 AM, that's rough. I have a hard enough time with 9 AM. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Hope your Day was great G! 8am was actually easier than I thought it would be. I think because there were so many people we just fed off of eachother energy. Have a great weekend!

  3. Have a great weekend, hope you get to practice during the weekend, you dont have many days left now for your 30 day challenge!