For real, it appears there really IS such a thing. And it is amazing! Fernando and I saw this a few months ago and I just ran across it again…quite the feat of athleticism! And in high heels, too!!


September 17, 2009

Not too disastrous yesterday – I had a normal day, then made a lemon cake for Fernando’s art class folks, put together snacks for them, went to yoga class with my friend, went out for coffee with her after that, came home where the art party was still going on, had a couple of glasses of wine and nibbles with them, and voila.

Tonight we are meeting some of Fernando’s art class buddies for a Korean food extravaganza. Exciting, since I’ve never tried Korean food, but a little nervous about overdoing it…

Total Food POINTS values used Wednesday – 28.5 (of 20)

Activity POINTS values earned – 3

Total Weekly Points remaining – 23

Total Weekly Activity Points – 8


Beans and rice – 4

Mini 3Musk Bar – 1

Subtotal – 5


Homemade crackers – 4

Olive oil, 1 tbsp – 3.5

Tomatoes, fresh, 2 cups – 1

Cake – 2

Subtotal – 10.5


Dried blueberries, 1 tbsp – .5

Sliced almonds, 1 tbsp – 1

Nonfat plain yogurt, ½ cup – 1

Nonfat rooibos latte – 2

½ oz cheese – 1

Rice crackers – 1

Grapes – 1

Wine, 2 glasses – 3.5

Cake – 2

Subtotal – 13


75 minutes hatha yoga – +3

Yoga Reprise: Day 1

May 18, 2009

Went to Marni’s beginner’s class this morning at Wedgewood’s Eight Limbs location. Aside from a few sessions on the mat here at home, it has been ages since I’ve gone to a yoga class. I can say I am definitely a creature of habit and routine, and for years I have been frustrated that no yoga studio offers the same type of class at the same time of day with the same teachers…This was how I began to study yoga in Houston, and this is what Ramaswami recommends. After all, an observant teacher with a talent for observation is one’s greatest ally in both making progress as well as avoiding injury. Creating a stable relationship with a teacher, and a space, and a time of day reserved just for me–this seems so important to my personal practice.


However, until this situation manifests, I can either stay off the mat in studios, or I can work with the materia prima that I have. Marni even injected some readings from the second chapter of the Yoga Sutras, she encouraged us to use ujjayi, and incorporated many different kinds of movement into the class. The small class size (me and 5 older ladies) was nice, too. Biggest plus: no partner work. I’ll definitely go back.

Too bad the rest of the day wasn’t more productive…But surely something has to be brewing…

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