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Day 21: If It’s Not Fun…

Here’s the motto I try to live by: “If it’s not fun, it’s not done.”

Now, I know that everything is not “fun,” but the challenge is to see if you can find a way to make something that’s inherently dreary, or hard, or painful or boring, fun.  This can really challenge your imagination at times, but it’s always worth the effort.  If you find that you cannot make a disagreeable activity “fun” then you should try to delegate it to someone else, or find a way to abandon it altogether.

Now sometimes yoga is not fun.  It’s challenging. Like holding plank pose for a long time.  After a while your arms begin to shiver and give out, and your back threatens to collapse.

Or, sometimes when you hold Warrior 2 for a while, the quads start to burn, and then they catch fire and smoke starts to rise from them.

So if the guiding principle is: “If it’s not fun, it’s not done,” what do you then?

You do this:

Riding The Fred Wave

Fred’s got a great plank, I’ve got a decent Warrior 2, so after morning yoga the other day we started to play around.  It took assisting from Cheryl to help me up there and get my feet placed, and Tim took the picture, but man, did we have fun?  Yes we did!

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I’m a small town yoga teacher who says motherfucker a lot. I hate anything woo. I’m into neuroscience. And facts. I’ll lead the chanting of “om” sometimes, but it makes me feel awkward. I want to access flow states. As far as yoga helps me do that, I’m into it. Dopamine is my fave neurotransmitter. Don’t tell anyone I told you this.

6 thoughts on “Day 21: If It’s Not Fun…

  1. WOW!!! LOVE IT!!! You two look totally awesome!!!

    April 21st; Day 21 brought another mellow 20 min. work-out before bedtime. Unsure why I have been so slow-like-a-snail the past 2 days; it just must be “the cycle.” But, I keep on keepin’ on! Maybe tomorrow, I need to do the morning scene with my tribal chakra drum music CD to pipe-in some FUN!!! 🙂

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    1. YAY Fred!!! That’s one awesome looking plank!!!

      Had my 4th chemo treatment today and my chemo pal brought me a gift….a soft yellow, travel yoga mat….complete with a strap to carry it. Now I can do yoga while I’m at the House of Care. Treatment #4 is now complete….2 to go!! YAY!

      More leg stretches today. Doc said no more twists for awhile…pulls on my port.

      Rock on Kath….I love your motto…if it isn’t fun, it isn’t done!!! ❤

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