Family, Fitness, Health, Life

The Yoga Journey

I really never got into yoga until last year and it wasn’t easy. I set up a routine for myself so I can practice every morning and do some deep stretching in the evenings. I went on like these for months and I was astonished at what my body could do! I started to believe that I could be just as good and flexible as any of those awesome yogi’s I saw on Instagram.

By the end of the year however, I began to deal with some personal struggles that did not give me the ability to practice every day. I went from daily practices to four and then to none. It took a serious toll on my emotionally and physically. Being active is known to kick your serotonin levels up to the sky and let’s just say mine were not where they needed to be.

Recently I have been in a better place emotionally so I jumped back into practicing expecting my body to have forgotten everything I learned.

To my surprise, my body fell right into place as if I had never stopped and it was great! I felt happier instantly and once again I’m back on my yogi journey, enjoying every pose along the way! Even if I am constantly getting interrupted by my littlest one.

FullSizeRender-8My sweet little Zoey jumping on mommy in mid wheel pose! After many tries, this happened….

FullSizeRender-5Getting to this position was a lot harder than I thought and when I tried to gracefully land I fell down like a tree! hahaha

It was my first time really falling from a pose and now that I experienced it, the fear of falling is less of a burden when I’m upside down hahaha.

It’s a great experience and never feel like you have failed if (or should I say when) you fall because it will happen and it’s all part of the journey and growing, becoming a much stronger and confident you!

There is a power in practicing yoga that I never understood and wondered what the hype was all about. Well, now I completely understand and I can’t wait to see where I will be in my journey years from now.

Processed with VSCOcam with lv03 presetIncluding my babies in the practice is important to me because I want them to enjoy it as well. To be honest though, once they see mommy roll out the mat, they come running to join and I just laugh. It’s the cutest thing watching them do their best.

camel pose namasteIt’s amazing what we are capable of if we only allow ourselves the chance.

FullSizeRender-6FullSizeRender-7In conclusion, I want to say, whatever your journey is, never stop pushing through and reaching your goals. Above all, enjoy it until the end!

xo

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Family, Life

Moving up the latter…

Eli and PapiMommy and Baby Zoey

It’s a happy day today for my family. We have officially signed the lease to our new home! Although we are renting, it is a huge accomplishment nonetheless as it is our first house together. I don’t thank my husband enough for how hard he works to give us everything we could ever imagine and more. Looking back I don’t think I would have been able to see myself enjoying such simple things in life.

Waking up to my husband and our girls sandwiched between us makes me realize how lucky we are to have each other. I learn so much about myself when I look at my husband and my daughters. They inspire to do so much more than I ever thought I was capable of and that in itself is a treasure.

Time is the most valuable thing that has no price because we can never get time back that has been lost. I plan on making my time count getting the most out of this life.