It's snowing again today. We literally got the 5 inches in about 3 hours overnight. But this storm is a baddie as it's ending with sleet then freezing rain. Already lots of accidents on the roads which are being described as treacherous, and dire predictions of heavily coated trees collapsing on power lines. For only the second time in the 10 years I've been at my job, they closed the office ahead of the storm. It was nice to go to bed last night knowing I didn't have to worry about that drive.
I went to that new yoga class last night. Interesting to me was that it was only 9 people, all of whom were middle-aged. I guess their advertisement of this style being gentle and healing to the body worked. My friend who is doing the detox went with me. She had no idea what to expect as she's never done a yoga class. It was definitely different - low lights, no mats as blankets are used instead, and very slow. But there was one pose that let me stretch the hamstring I hurt last spring and it felt so good I want to go out and buy the yoga blocks so I can do it at home. We'll see how things progress but I enjoyed it.
What I enjoyed more was my chat with Ann. After the class we stood in the parking lot and did a run-down of our first couple of days on this diet re-set. The overwhelming theme: "I'm hungry." We both wondered how Dr. Oz could claim with this plan you wouldn't be hungry. Maybe I have too much food knowledge and somewhere in the back of my mind I know calories count and that is keeping me from eating more. We know that this hungry all the time feeling passes after a few days and it will be worth the results of better health. We also had a very funny conversation about chocolate. Seems we both have a hidden stash and each of us was tempted to have just one bite of chocolate on Monday night. She said, "The only thing that stopped me was knowing when we checked in I'd have to confess to you what I'd done." Though I didn't say it, I felt the same way. It seems there is power in community after all.
"You were created on purpose for a purpose. There is a thirst and hunger in your heart that is real. Pay attention to it. The world is waiting for you to wake up to the person you are called to be. Stop listening to the negative inner conversation that’s causing you to play small. Focus your mind on positive thoughts, possibilities and solutions that can move you forward. Tap into your creativity and determination and stay busy! Stay focused. Life is on your side! The challenges that you are facing now are only a test. No test, no testimony! Keep moving! Cry if you must, but keep moving! Pray as if everything depends upon God and work as if everything depends upon you. Keep moving! You were born to be happy, healthy and prosperous. There is a power in you that cannot be denied. Get up and keep moving! You have GREATNESS within you!"