I think I’ve set myself up for failure. I committed to doing The Ultimate Yogi. Again. I started last Friday. Today will be Day 6. The Ultimate Yogi is 108 days of power yoga on a set of 12 cds that you rotate through. Each cd runs an hour. I tried to do this once … Continue reading The Ultimate Yogi
I can’t seem to get any traction going. I can’t seem to get consistency on my big rocks. My scorecard this week: Writing 7/7, Meditation 5/7, Yoga 3/7. I blogged last week, so Blog 1/1 The writing is the easiest. The blogging is the hardest, but since the blogging is only once a week, I … Continue reading Struggling With Consistency
Why do anything, really? Why go to work? Why have another beer? Why take a vacation? Why take a nap? “Why?” is a great question because the answer to “Why?” will reveal what you believe. Simon Sinek has a great YouTube and an equally wonderful book called Start With Why that I highly recommend. Check … Continue reading Why Streak?
Yesterday on Facebook I posted that now that it is May, it's time for a new Challenge. Someone commented: "Just name it." And I was thinking about this. I think I am being asked to say something like: "Yoga 5 days a week. No excuses!" Maybe they want me to set up a Facebook accountability … Continue reading Name It!
My tooth of doom. Number 15. Upper left, all the way in the back. My periodontist has been "worried" about this tooth for years. Every time I go he says, “I’m worried about this tooth.” Every time he says that I think to myself: “I’m gonna die with this goddamn tooth, Buster.” He’s cute, but … Continue reading Tooth of Doom
I want to start another streak. A yoga streak. I need to get my personal practice back. Bad. The other day I subscribed to Udaya so that I would have lots of classes to choose from and no excuses. My pre-streak started today when I woke up, took a hot shower, slathered myself in coconut … Continue reading How many streaks are too many?
This is my 51st post in a row. I started posting daily on Ash Wednesday (February 18th) and I'm still going, even though my stated commitment for this streak was only until Easter, which was 5 days ago. What can I say? I love streaking. Once I get a little streak going, it kills me … Continue reading I’m A Good Detoxer (thanks to Streaking)
Today I went and got ashes. I looked Rowena in the eye as she made the smudgy sign of the cross on my forehead, saying , "From dust you came and from dust you shall return." I am not a Christian. I lost faith in all that a long time ago, but I must confess I … Continue reading On Giving Up Fear For Lent
Yesterday I completed Day 750 on 750words.com Milestone, I think. No badge for that, but still, the symmetry pleases me. The one thing I am good at is sticking to things. If I commit to it, I do it. It's the one thing my friends and students always say they wish they could do, too. … Continue reading The 1 Thing I Am Good At
The other day my 167 day yoga streak, the one I kept track of in that journal up there, came to an end. That's almost 6 months of daily practice. Over. I'm sad about it. Really sad. If you're a regular here, you know I write about streaks a lot. I am, by nature, a … Continue reading 167 Day Yoga Streak Ends