When life gets in the way by Carmen

Make lemonade?

May 29th, 2014

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It took me two attempts to write this title, mostly because I kept writing "male lemonade" and as tempting as it was, I just could not leave it like that. 

I thought I would write about all the things that kept me from doing or writing yoga. In a way, I am trying to be nicer to myself and to stop beating myself up for anything and everything, but at the same time I don't want to make excuses. It's hard knowing when I need a gentle nudge or some tough love.

Over the past months I managed to squeeze in some gym sessions, but no yoga at all. I am feeling it in a very bad way, my back pain is back and since I replaced yoga with many, many extra hours in front of my computer, my eyesight is getting a bit worse and this worries me. I want to get back into it, and I know I am going to love it again and wonder why I don't do it more often, but I am finding it very difficult to regain my motivation. I like to blame it on the weather, winter has come upon us and it's gloomy and wet (I recently traveled to another part of the country and was very upset about how dry it was, now I am complaining it's too wet; see a pattern here?) and it's cold, so I don't want to get out of bed. On the other hand, I can't sleep or I don't sleep very well. I used to feel way too tired and fall asleep on the couch by 10PM, now I lie in bed at 11 and find stuff to do because I cannot sleep, even though I am tired.

I think this might be due to a recent addition in my life, my tablet, that has made life so much more fun, but it's clearly addictive. I don't play any games on it, as some people do (yes, I am talking to you), besides a quiz type one, but I am taking full advantage of the great internet connection to listen to lectures for hours on end.  

One of the things that does make me happy - it was starting to get a bit depressing in here - is the fact that my hair is growing. Yes, hair does that and granted, it's annoying when not tied up, as pictured above, so it ends up in a top bun 95% of the time (the rest of the time it's either wet or being blow dried). I like the natural ombre vibe going on, but I have been getting more and more interested in red hair lately, so stay tuned...

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