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100 Day Challenge – my challenges

Well, to be honest this challenge has not gone as I had hoped or expected.  I haven’t given up and I’m continuing to give myself grace as the days pass.  I had not had a migraine in months and then over the weekend, I had a 2 day migraine that left me swooning with a sore brain on the 3rd day.  The day following that, I got out a yoga DVD and half way through had a sharp pain shoot through my leg into my groin so I stopped; then I did some simple yoga stretches about 1/2 hour later and did ok.  Then yesterday, I put off yoga until lunchtime and wouldn’t you know it?  Vertigo kicked in. I couldn’t move without the room spinning!!!!  Geez!  If you don”t know me, you’ll either think I’m in horrible health or that I’m making this stuff up!!!

Today my head is ok. My vertigo seems to be gone.  I’m looking forward to practicing yoga in a couple of hours (I woke up really hungry this morning so I ate first thing!)

On another note, in case you’re wondering, I’m continuing with my sugar free lifestyle.  I can’t believe it myself. I’m 4 days shy of being a whole 3 months without sugar!  I’m noticing lately that I’m craving sweets less and less. I still want something sweet on occasion, but it’s not every day or every meal or every snack like I did 3 months ago.  It’s been an interesting journey.  I think this journey is helping to ground me in the struggles I’m coping with trying to do yoga every day.

Haven’t weighed myself in a while so no weight loss to report. I did measure my waist and I’ve lost 2 inches since the last time I measured. That’s pretty cool. The jeans I bought in June are getting baggy so that’s cool too.  They’re not baggy enough to need to buy new ones. I’m just washing them more often and putting them in the dryer!

I’m knitting the coolest hat!  M11211_Sugar_300_medium

I’m making mine in a pretty green color.  The cables are challenging for me and I’m not sure why. Perhaps because the only needles I could find were metal so the yarn wants to slip off easily? I’m about halfway to shaping the crown!  It’s a KAL (knit along) with some women in my knitting group. Two have almost finished (working on the crown) and one is behind me.  We’re not doing very well with knitting at the same pace. I think I’m on pace, the other two are over-achievers and the one behind me is the owner of the shop and has too many interruptions to knit for any length of time!  The pattern is in the latest edition of Creative Knitting magazine.

I’m also working on my bed quilt.  I really need to upload those photos!!!

Creatively yours,



100 day challenge – day 4

I had the two grands today. From about 7:30 until 5.  They are 3 1/2 and 7 months. I was super fortunate today: they both took an afternoon nap AT THE SAME TIME!!  I didn’t take advantage of that time for yoga though. I am on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Quilt Symposium and am writing a blog for that group.  I had some business to take care of and by the time that was done, naps were over.

After dinner, I waited about 30 minutes (my yoga teacher says 60-90 minutes…) and did a 20 minute yoga sequence of Sun Salutations and Warrior I and Warrior II.

I have several slightly sore muscles all over my body. Not sore enough to be a bother, but enough to let me know that what I am doing is having an effect on my body!

How is your challenge going?

100 day challenge – Day 3

I chose to wait until almost bedtime tonight to do a slow stretching routine that would work on my very tight hips and stretch my low back and help me relax for sleep.  We’ve (I’ve) had a busy week with a lot of hustle and bustle, late nights and early mornings.  Today I chose to sleep in a bit, go to church, and then read and take a nap this afternoon. Today was all about caring for myself.  I took the pressure off myself to do yoga earlier in the day. I’m glad I did. The few minutes I spent just now was very relaxing and my hips and back feel better.


100 day challenge!

A friend of mine got in touch about a week or so ago and asked me if I would be willing to take on a new challenge.  She told me about a man she knows, Jason Lester, who is going to be doing something amazing.  Beginning on August 1st, Jason is going to run the entire length of the Great Wall of China in 100 days.  He is doing it to help raise awareness for child malnutrition.

I thought about it for a few days and I’ve decided to challenge myself to 100 days of yoga.  I think this will be amazing for me – both mentally and physically.  I also believe it will be extremely challenging for me!  During those 100 days, I will have days of babysitting, days of busy-ness, and a 10 day vacation, and I feel sure, days when I do not want to do yoga!

Would you like to join me? I hope so!  If you are thinking about it and are “on the wall” (pardon my pun!) please link over to see these great words of encouragement If so, leave a comment so I can help to cheer you on during the 100 days. I’d love to hear your stories and how the challenge to take on changes you.