Is it me or does this week need to be over already? I know for most of us it was a 4 day week, but even that has not seemed to help! I think many of us are coming down with a case of the Winter Blah’s! I live in Chicago and I have a feeling it is hitting us so hard because we were jipped on having a real summer last year. I keep trying to remind myself that in about 8 weeks the weather will (hopefully) start getting better!
Something that has made me feel better this week is my stretching! I try to picture myself on a beach while stretching and pretending that I am warm. It doesn’t really help, but at least I am trying. For those of you who are new to the world of stretching, meditating, and yoga, I wanted to let you know that the February issue of SHAPE magazine (On newsstands now with a blonde Katherine McPhee on the cover) has a no sweat beginners guide to yoga! I wanted to pass that info along in case you wanted to check it out!
Also, if you have an interest in trying yoga or Pilates, put your zip code in a Goggle search engine (or whichever search engine you prefer. I happen to believe the guys who created Goggle are absolute geniuses and I am forever grateful to them)….sorry, I digress….Put your zip code into the Goggle search bar along with “free yoga” or “free Pilates” class. Often times these studios will offer either a free or community donation class where you can donate as much as you would like to take a class. This is a great way to expose yourself to something new without it taking a hit on your wallet. Just a little something you may want to look into this weekend.
I am sending you all happy and warm thoughts! If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, just let me know!