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Simple Weekend

June 23, 2014


Guys, I’ve been in pain for the last month. Nothing “major” but nevertheless, very annoying and uncomfortable. I am currenlty in physical therapy for a pain in my butt…literally. It started about five weeks ago and it has traveled to my left hip, lower back, and leg. After seeing two orthopedic doctors, it is confirmed that my scoliosis isn’t very “mild” anymore and is causing problems eveywhere. Sigh. After weeks of being in denial that my workout routine has got to change, I’m upset that I will no longer be able to run or do stairs. I can forget about burpees and jump squats too. I have to focus on stretching and trying to readjust my body. Isn’t that something?

So, because I can’t sit still, I went to yoga this Saturday. I haven’t been there for ages! Every single time I go, I am reminded to be conscious of my body, to do simple things and be aware. I’m trying to really work on changing my outlook on workouts that equal stress to me and my body. And I’m also going to focus on what my body needs right now. If you do yoga on a regular basis, do you think I can make it my only workout from now on? Is it possible? It’s also not going to be easy to change posture habits like shifting Jordi from my left hip to the right one when I carry him, or switching my heavy bag from my right shoulder to my left. I also wonder if I’ll miss pushing two little boys up the hills while running and if I’ll crave that elated feeling after an intense workout. I’ll just have to wait and see.

I hope YOU had a wonderful and relaxing weekend! Simple is good! Here is what I found in the last few days. Enjoy.

For your eyes only: Hottest World Cup Footballers.

Happy 32nd birthday, Prince William!

Happy 1st birthday, North West!

The songs of Summer 2014

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This book on my list.

Sometimes I Feel Trapped

I get it now.

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The sunnies above.

Have a great week!

Image: CR Photography

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  • Reply Mari June 23, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Betty, sorry to hear about your discomfort. Yoga is an amazing route to take. Please give it a chance you will see long term results for sure. I have been practicing Yoga for over 2 years now and it has added nothing but overall greatness in my life.
    Best of luck xoxo
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      Reply Betty June 23, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you, Mari. I also heard from my friend Lori who told me to give yoga a good try. Thank you! xoxo
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  • Reply Heather June 23, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I had no idea about your scoliosis! I’m sorry that you are experiencing pain. I’m sure yoga will do wonders!

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