Do you have a hard time settling back into the swing of things after the holidays or vacation? To be honest, I was ready for the holidays to be done. Not that I didn’t enjoy them but I was just tired by the end. I was ready to take the Christmas decorations down and bring the tree to the curb to be mulched. I was longing to return to routine.
One thing that I’ve missed over the past couple of weeks is Friday Round-Up. In keeping with my word for the year, many of these posts have to do with intentions and passions. So here you go.
The only resolution you need to make
I recently discovered Caren’s blog and love it. Sometimes I rush when I read blogs but with Caren, I grab my cup of coffee, slow down and read. Every.Single.Word. This is probably one of my favorite posts, especially this part:
“When you show up, you awaken to who you really are. Who you are is none of the worries, the guilt trips, the cloudy days, Who you are is the glue when all your pieces fall apart. And that’s yoga – the putting together of all the pieces of you. The real you: no filters, no facades, just a capital S beautiful Soul.”
Dear America: Yoga is Not a Sport
Oftentimes, when we think of someone as being “good” at yoga, I think we picture someone who is super bendy and can get into the most advanced expression of a pose. As a result, we often compete with ourselves and others to see how far we can push ourselves. This is a great reminder that yoga is much more than that.
I’m not my leanest
I love this post from Tina. I love her honesty and perspective on the fact that she’s not at her leanest and how she’s OK with that because because that’s not her #1 goal.
How I Met Your Mother – The Confrontation
I’m not a huge Les Miserables fanatic but I have fond memories of watching the original production on Broadway when I was in elementary school. I had no idea what the story was about – I got the gist of it – but that didn’t matter. The music was beautiful. In this video, Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel of “How I Met Your Mother” Sing “Confrontation” from Les Miz on the Megan Mullally Show. Pure genius.
Surfing is like…
Many people ask me what surfing is like – what it feels like. This is what it’s like – as described by some every day surfers at my favorite place in the world – Costa Rica.
Also, since it is the New Year, there are a number of different challenges going on designed to help you kick-start your year and to keep you motivated. Here are two great ones:
Run This Year
Pavement Runner and Running Hutch have teamed up and put together an epic challenge – #RunThisYear. That’s right – run 2,013 miles in 2013. It’s worth it to head over to his post just to watch their video. Are you in?
You may remember that I mentioned pv.Body a few weeks ago and the awesome workout clothes that I received from them. Well, pv.Body wants to help kick-start your New Year and put those workout clothes to good use. They are running a 30 day challenge in January. You get access to a personal trainer and nutritionist to help you reach your goals. Each day, you’ll receive a challenge (workouts, recipes, meal plans, group activities, etc.).
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How’s the New Year treating you so far? Have you gotten used to writing 2013 yet?
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