My second yoga practice since I got back from overseas. This time @moveyoga, one of my favourite places in Melb. I have been really struggling with my jet lag. It has surprised me just how much. It didn't help that I had about 4 hours sleep the night I landed (after a mammoth trip back of some 35 odd hours- it was almost as awful as it sounds- I did make friends though) and literally haven't stopped since (beach walks, classes, catch-ups, hens night, and work! - the last of which has been extremely demanding with multiple advices due and conferences to be held). I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I found that the heat (It was a hot yoga practice) really helped me with the jet lag (I hope! Or maybe I'm still on a yoga high whilst on my way home post class). Even if it didn't assist with the jet lag ("which is denied" to use legalese haha), it sure assisted with my shoulder. It was much better. I just need to learn to take it easy and not push myself so much. It's not the ego, it's me wanting to do everything, yesterday. Oh and this is @bobbyhancock.yoga , the yogi teacher whose classes are different every single time, interesting and fun (!). I made him do this. He may or may not have enjoyed it as much as me ✨🙏 #namaste
You know this can only mean one thing: I'm back! Incredibly jet lagged but happy to be reunited with my babies. The return trip took 36 hours from my wake up call to the moment I walked through the door. It involved a redirected flight and lots of plane time. It also involved making new friends on the plane and getting to read more of my book. I was very lucky to have someone pick me up from the airport 7 hours after I was actually supposed to land. Today I took it easy by going for a slow beach walk and did an awesome barre class @soulbarre - I really struggled. Trying to get back to the swing of things ASAP. One thing's for sure: coffee is my saviour (Thank you @christinejenniferr for looking after them - they miss you! This was taken for you! 📸)
And so many more reasons.... I reflect on those on my journey back home. The flight attendant I have just chatted to has been amazing. She changed my seats to block the seat next to me on my flight to Doha and then gave me the emergency seat on the long haul to Melbourne. Good energy attracts good energy. So grateful for this holiday and the experiences. 🙏💕 see you back home friends and thank you to everyone who contributed to this amazing trip- both overseas and at home 💛💛💛 Dziękuje kochani i do zobaczenia 😘
It is hard to believe that once upon a time I did not see the value in using a foam roller. These things are amazing. I've been lucky enough to spend the last couple of days at a fitness centre where I was able to dedicate some considerable time to stretching, and using these foam roller babies. My absolute favourite is to roll my upper back. It releases all the tension and feels absolutely sublime (as per the photo). Here I am enjoying my last day in Wroclaw with @zuzka_april before a 3 am wake up for the airport. I'm dreading it to be honest, along with the 30 hour trip back home (My ride better be there to pick me up haha). But I feel good (my metabolic age is 22 after all !!!), have a great book which I am yet to finish and a plane pillow without which I couldn't survive. I'm also on a high after eating more amazing food today including probably the best chocolate ice cream I've ever had, spending time with those I love, and receiving a little response message from the one and only Alexia Clark after I mentioned her in my story. Sooo lucky 🍀 🍀🍀
At the beginning is as good a place to start as any. I don't believe in excuses; they'll always be there. They serve no purpose other than to limit our potential. Sure I may still be learning technique and sure the ego may be a little bruised because I'm used to training hard and knowing what I'm doing. Therefore lifting light weights or just the bar may not be all that 'cool'. But rational thought needs to be applied to all exercise. I value my health and try new things constantly. I don't want to be injured and I don't really worry what people think when they look at me struggle to lift 5 kilos haha Ok so that's an exaggeration but honestly, exercise and being active can be so much fun. People will think what they think. That's more of a reflection of where they're at than you and besides, most people actually mean well (I often get asked about people trying out yoga and worrying about how they'll be perceived- I ALWAYS tell them the truth: that the practice is about them and no one else and that true yogis will never judge but feel almost pride when they see others progress- I know I do). No one is amazing at everything they try. I get inspired by looking at others do great things, not intimidated. It doesn't make me feel inferior but capable. Happy Hump Day everyone. I'm off to grow the 🍑🍑 on my last day in Poland 🇵🇱 .