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  1. maya Post author

    I got off the crutches pretty quickly and by then I NEEDED some yoga. I got in two primaries (easy on the balancing poses, that right ankle was not 100%) before Lady’s Holiday kicked in, arg. I’m back in the yoga saddle today, but ack, I missed a bunch of practice in the last two weeks. STIFF. Plus it’s freaking COLD. Ashtanga is not meant to be done in a 60 degree yurt. I protest.

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  2. Pamela

    Yay on getting off the crutches quickly. I am with you on how quick things stiffen up after only 2 weeks. I am also finding myself starting practice with sweat pants and long sleeves until I get warmed up enough.

    I had a work trip back to back with a family trip back to back with company in town. No practice. Add in a little insomnia and a wee bit of family drama. I’m so off track right now. Having trouble mustering up the energy to do anything.

    I very rarely blow off practice for no reason but there was one day where I had time but chose to sit in bed and keep my feet warm and read.

    I did two short easy practices over the weekend. I’m going to try to ramp up again this week and see if I can get some momentum going.

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    1. maya Post author

      You can do it! I want to get at least four solid practices in this week. So far have one (it was awesome). We can high five at the end of the week if we do it! You know, I’m feeling a bit tubby, too, have to do something about that, hmm. The weather got cold and I started eating to get warm, haha. I feel it when I’m doing yoga the most, twists and jump backs. Muffin top over the yoga pants. NOT attractive. Four practices and fewer carbs, there’s a plan.

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      1. Pamela

        Okay – I will use that high five as my carrot on a stick this week. (Carrot cake?) I get that tubby feeling, too. It’s discouraging sometimes, how fast I feel like I’ve totally fallen out of shape. Even when I know it’s not that bad.

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  3. Rebecca

    I can relate – having an injury on Halloween’s day practice has made it really hard to come back and one doesn’t just “spring back” after a week or two laying low. But then, I was thinking, maybe that’s as it should be: when practice is going well, and i’m doing a full practice every day, I feel as if I’m changing all the time, metamorphosing; and why shouldn’t it go the other way too.

    I’m going to take inspiration from Pamela’s & Maia’s conversation above and try for four solid practices next week. [this week: two very-difficult-to-finish practices, plus a bunch of chai drinking, and 2 runs in the cold with the dog]

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