Life is hard, not impossible

Hi!

I just want to let you know that I’m sorry for taking a break from blogging without letting you know.  It was good not thinking in about what to post next, It was nice to be offline too.

Life sometimes put you in places to prove how strong you are. In my case taking care of my baby by my own, the household; including my marriage; It was hard. I’m not complaining about it because I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to raise my child and be stay-home mom. Thanks God for giving me the knowledge, patience and love to carry this responsibilities. For this reason it was hard to keep going with the blog. My main theme it was my running journal; which I had stop running for multiple reason, one of them was my knees problem, maybe later I can write about it. I wasn’t  running so I don’t have anything to post about. I also tried to add a new thing here in my blog, about the book I was currently reading. That activity consume most of my free time so I stop it too. I know, I feel like I gave up few of the thing I love to do. It felt like that at one moment but I know it was a good decision.

This is just a update.

 


Thanks for reading!

C.P.

Yoga when your’re sick

Yoga when you’re sick

Hi Everyone!

Today is December 2, 2014.

Today here where I live was a gloomy day plus I’m sick. I started to feel a little bit sick since saturday night after the yoga class. I was super sweaty. When the class finished I went out of the building and the weather was like 28 Degrees Fahrenheit. I wasn’t prepared with the correct clothes.

On my 3rd day of sickness I just can’t handle this. Is hard trying to take care of your almost four months baby when you’re feeling sick. So I decided to move my body and my soul trying something new. Like I told before I’m beginner on yoga. So I search from my favorite yoga youtuber Adriene and I found a video for when you are sick.

It was my first time practicing yoga when I’m feeling sick. and let me tell you I used this video and it was very helpful, refreshing, peaceful and powerful. Nothing more to say.

Here the link if you are interested: 100% Recommended 

Yoga for when you are sick with Adriene – Yoga With Adriene Youtube Channel

Namaste

Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

Day 16-30 Yoga November Challenge [Recap 2]

Day 16-30 Yoga November Challenge [Recap 2]

Hi, Everybody!!

December 01, 2014.

Mantra of the day: Believe in yourself and do not quit.

  DAY BY DAY

Day#16 Yoga at home

Routine time: 15 minutes

The routine of the day was practice everything I had learned in the process.

Day#17 Yoga Nidra

Routine time: 60 minutes

This class was so peaceful. I enjoyed the quite time with myself. That day I was so in a rush because I was late for the class also the traffic was horrible. So I was a little bit stressed for nothing you know, but I like be on time for everything.

My progress and My Dares: Day#17

P: Free my mind

D: Concentration

P: Stress relief

D: The process

Day#18  [No yoga day]

Day#19 15 minutes at home

This day was a short routine. I just did 15 minutes before I took a shower to went sleep.

My progress and My Dares: Day#19

I think the progress was doing the transition and  the dare was finding the right time to do yoga.

Day#20 [No yoga day]

Day#21  [No yoga day]

Day#22 Soft Flow Yoga Class

Routine time: 75 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Happy Baby  = Ananda Balasana

The pose at first was challenging, because like a wrote few posts ago I’m in postpartum. I had my baby natural way, I know (TMI) sorry! And that pose was weird but at the same time was comforting.

My progress and My Dares: Day#22

P: Transitions

D: Posture

P: Concentration

D: Balance

 Day#23  [No yoga day] 

Day#24  [No yoga day]

Day#25  [No yoga day]

Day#26 Preparing everything for the Thanksgiving dinner. [No yoga day]

Day#27  Thanksgiving Day [No yoga day]

In these day I just enjoyed the company of friend like I said to them my extended family since any of ours family member is near by.  I’m thankful  because I have God in my life, Thankful for the bless of being mother, for my partner in crime my amore. Thankful for my family and friends. Thankful for being a life, for the health.

Day#28 [No yoga day]

Day#29 Soft Flow Yoga Class

Routine time: 75 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Tree pose = Vrksasana

My progress and My Dares: Day#29

P: Transitions

D: Balance

P: More relax

D: Breathing

Day#30 Last Day of the Yoga November Challenge

Thoughts: 

This was a amazing challenge. I going to keep doing this practice. Is amazing how something like yoga can change the way you see your lifestyle. Hope you enjoyed this series like me.

Happy DECEMBER everybody!

This is my favorite time of the year!!

 


 NAMASTE 

I want to invite you to start The December 300 Challenge with me!!

NOTE: Getting ready for the December Challenge!!

I’m doing the 300 Challenge.

I’m going to have all the details of this challenge in a future post. Stay tune!!


Life is too short. Enjoy every single day of your life. Be happy, laugh and smile always. Be a positive person in life, with your vision is always ahead. That nothing can disturb your peace.

Thanks

C.P.

 

TMI: Too much information

Day 14-15 Yoga November Challenge [SF Class]

Day 14-15 Yoga November Challenge [Soft Flow Class]

Hi, Everybody!!

Today is November 15, 2014.

Mantra of the day: Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

 Day#14:  Rest Day

Day#15

This Saturday morning was lovely. The great start of the day was when I open the curtains and saw that was snowing. So for a moment I contemplated to stay at home so I do not drive in the snow. But I think twice and decided to go. I said in my mind this day is a wonderful day to relax and enjoy the rest of my day with my family. So I went to the class. I took the soft flow class in the morning. Let me tell you was a little bit challenging but at the same time powerful. I release all the negative of my mind; I introduce a positives thoughts; and relax my mind. Was a wonderful experience. The teacher was amazing his voice was incredible relaxing. He explained so well, and show how to do the poses. It’s nice because I’m a beginner on this practice.

You know when you are in the right place and time, when you feel comfortable with yourself. That was my moment, my space, my time, my peaceful and grateful instant to enjoy my life. In this class I found a little bit more about me. It felt so good to have this occasion to review my life and be grateful with everything is happening.

Thanks God for be present in our lives. Thank God for my husband, for my baby girl, for my home, family, and friends.

Theme of the class was Acceptance.

I accepted in the class to be more positive, if I’m that way everything in life is going to work with me.


Routine time: 75 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Side angle = Utthita Parsvakonasana

Benefits of the pose: Side angle = Utthita Parsvakonasana

  • Increases stamina
  • Strengthen and stretches the legs, knees and ankles
  • Stretches he groins, spine, waist, chest and lungs, and shoulders
  • Stimulates abdominal organs

Fact: Found your foundation and concentrate

My progress and My Dares
: Day#15

P: More concentrated on my breathing

D: Balance

P: Free my mind

D: Flexibility


 NAMASTE 

I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!


Life is too short. Enjoy every single day of your life. Be happy, laugh and smile always. Be a positive person in life, with your vision is always ahead. That nothing can disturb your peace.

R.I.P. CPT Shannen

Thanks

C.P.

Day#13 Yoga November Challenge at HOME

Day#13 Yoga November Challenge at HOME

Hi, Everybody!!

Today is November 13,2014.

Today was a successful day for me. I accomplished to do so many thing that I set out. That was amazing. Today’s routine was nice, it supposed to last 30 minutes, but the baby woke up so I needed to stop. The only 15 minutes I did was incredible, it challenge me a lot. The transitions are nice but that chaturanga pose “OMG” is so hard for me, but not impossible. One day I’m going to make it to perfection.

Mantra of the day: Choose to be happy


 Day#13

Routine time: 15 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Reverse Warrior pose + Side Angle. ” I love them ” I said.

Fact: Found your posture and balance

My progress and My Dares: Day#13

P: Keeping the motivation

D: Chaturanga pose

P: keeping up with the challenge

D: Revolved Side Angle pose


 NAMASTE 

I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!

Thanks

C.P.

Day#12 Yoga November Challenge ‘Energizing’

Day#12 Yoga November Challenge ‘Energizing’ 

Hi, Everybody!!

Today is November 12,2014.

Today is a great day. Is an affirmation for the rest of my day. I want to say Thanks for everybody that visit my blog. Is amazing having support.

In this day I did an energizing routine by: Adriene from Yoga by Adriene in youtube. I’m inviting you to do this routine, is good start for your mornings.

I feel so relax right now after doing that routine, my body appreciates it. This yoga adventure is bringing to life peace, serenity, and patience. Is nice to feel that way.


Day#12

Routine time: 30 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Cobra = Bhujangasana

Fact: Find your space and breathe

My progress and My Dares: Day#12

P: Finding the time

D: Chaturanga pose

P: Breathing

D: Balance


 NAMASTE 

I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!

Thanks

C.P.

Day7-11 Yoga November + Run!

Day 7 thru Day 11 [Yoga November Challenge]

Hi Everyone!

Today November 11,2014.

Missing in action again NO WAY!

On November 9, 2014. I had already written the post, and forgot to save it. My husband used the same computer and close all the tabs and pages. Things that happens. But here I am again trying to remember everything to let you know about this new challenge.


 RECAP

DAY#7

November 7, 2014.

I was not feeling well, and I take a break. Yes a break again I know. My mind said yes my body said no.

DAY#8

November 8, 2007.

I went to a yoga class with a friend. The experience was amazing. I also subscribed to 10 classes. I’m looking forward to my next aventure.

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Routine time: 1 hr 15 minutes

Favorite pose: Warrior 1 = Virabhadrasana I

Fact: Find your mind and relax your body.

My progress and My Dares: Day#8

P: Perfecting the warrior 1 pose

D: Plank pose

P: Learn to breathe

D: Improving transitions for the poses


 Day#9 / Day#10

I was Busy all the long doing the holiday cleaning and decoration of the house. Was very challenging with the baby but Thanks God I could make it all. I decide to skip one day but the next day I was destroyed.

Day#11

November 11, 2014.

10:30 am 0.75 Run. Was really nice to run in the morning since my hubby was at home.

I maybe doing some yoga at night. So If I did something I will let you know on the next post.


I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!

Thanks

C.P.

Day#5 & Day#6 Yoga November Challenge

Day#5 & Day#6 Yoga November Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Today is November 6, 2014.

Day#5

Rest day. Like I told you before, I’m a beginner and I need some rest because I was feeling a little bit of soreness in my body. I regretted that I not did anything at all for the challenge, but in the end I felt good to have a day off.

Day#6

Was a good day for me. I woke up very early 5:44 am since then I still up. I drank a coffee to help me to stay up and function normally since I never wake up at these time. I did some house work. “House work never-ending you know“. I take care of my baby. I take advantage of one of her naps so I did my routine for this day.

I searched on youtube.com |yoga for beginners| and there I found a bunch of videos for novice people like me. I used a video from a girl named Adriene her channel is Yoga with Adriene. Also she have a web page: http://yogawithadriene.com I think the video is very informative and I felt it work for me.

Routine Duration: 15 minutes {Yoga for the lower back pain} For healing and preventive care.

Favorite pose of the day: Two-Knee Twist

Thoughts of the day: It felt so good doing this routine I absolutely love it. I recommend it if you having problem with your lower back.

How to do Two-Knee Twist pose:
Lying on your back, bend your knees into your chest and bring your arms out at a T. As you exhale lower your knees to ground on the right. Keep both shoulders pressing down firmly. If the left shoulder lifts, lower your knees further away from the right arm. Hold for 1-2 minutes each side

Fact: Listen to your body and find what feels good.

My progress and My Dares: Day#6

P: More relax

D: My Flexibility

P: Positive thought during the routine

D: Concentration


I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!

Thanks

C.P.

30 days Yoga challenge November 2014 #day3

30 days Yoga challenge November 2014 

Hi Everyone!

I know I have been missing in action for the few past months. This new life with a baby is a little bit busy, but I’m still running few days at week and I’m also trying to add to my fitness routine a little bit of yoga. I’m starting like a beginner like the first time I heard about the pose or the name of it. Is a little bit hard but at the same time is interesting. I love to learn everyday something new; is important to me to keep doing exercise for my health,for my body, and for ME.

So now I’m doing the 30 days Yoga challenge for November 2014. 

This is a personal challenge, to encourage my self to keep my fitness journey alive.

Today 11/03/2014 is my 3rd day of the challenge.


My progress and My Dares:

P: Improve my stability

D: Keep my balance

P: Time Duration

D: Keep the pose


I would like to post about this challenge more often to keep you updated.  Hope I have my time organize, so I can write about it.

I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!

 

Thanks

C.P.

Back on track! Good News

Hi!

I’m happy to be back on track with my blog.

I may not write for a while about running. I need to wait around 2 months to start again my running journey.

I’m wondering if I can start writing reviews about different stuff like (makeup, food, places, etc…)

I know I describe this blog like my journal; I think this part of my life; is a nice idea to invest time on it.

I may not have the same time like in the past, but I going have different kind of themes to talk if I change I little bit the blog main interest for a minute and then continue writing about my runs.

Very important… I’m not trying to focusing in other things in this blog. I just want to incorporate others things that is part of my interests.

Thanks

C.P.