June 28, 2011 By Lauren and Tom
                                                                          (Pic from I’m Just A Girl Blog)
Woohoo! I’m going back to yoga class tonight and I couldn’t be more excited. The balloon picture just seems to fit my mood for today and who doesn’t like a few good pictures mixed in with a blog posting?! Tom has to get his advice on using pictures from somewhere J  Some are probably wondering why have I not been going to yoga…well I was a little tired of it, the weather was so nice outside, and when it’s 90 degrees outside the thought of going into a 95 degree room to workout makes me feel a little sick.  So I took a little break.  And you know what a break is exactly what I needed because I’m so excited to get back to class that it kind of feels like Christmas morning or maybe a birthday party!
It’s so easy to get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle of life and forget to take a break when one is needed. It’s easy to push yourself into running those few extra miles or spending those extra hours at the office or skipping a meal out with friends because the house needs to be cleaned up.  I know it’s taken me being injured and sick a few too many times before the light bulb clicked and I realized it was okay to rest. I know I do it because I expect so much out of myself that I get frustrated and annoyed when I can’t fit 187 activities into a 24 hour period (Tom’s favorite saying to me).  When we first started dating Tom thought I was insane with how much I would try to fit into a small amount of time and would force me to sit on the couch for 30 minutes and “relax”. It was such a foreign term to me.
But that’s the beautiful thing about relationships; they bring out your better side and help you grow as a person.  Tom has been a great husband and has helped me realize that I don’t have to save the world every single day and some days it’s okay to leave the clean clothes in the basket, or not work 10 hour days, everyday or skip a workout.  So yes, I will be back in yoga tonight getting my butt kicked but loving every second of it because I was the bigger person and realized I needed to spend some time away from my practice.