Today on a Saturday morning, I missed out on a well sought after sleep in, as I had an 8:30am workshop to learn my new body balance routine.
Having my sleep in replaced by an inspiring workshop filled with like-minded people is actually not a bad trade at all.
Starting the day being inspired, motivated, challenged and doing beautiful yoga poses is more than enough to make me feel alive, positive and happy.
I came home and rewarded myself with a coffee, fresh bread topped with avocado, spinach and rocket then plonked myself on the couch and felt a deep contentment washing over my body.
I continued my day, watching my instructional dvd practising the new release. I tried to improve myself with each move that I tried.
Today I immersed myself in everything I did, I lit aromatherapy candles whilst practising, to deepen the experience, and allow my body, mind and spirit to go deeper on the journey.
I pushed myself harder, challenged myself further and you can see the determination in my crazy devil eyes, although I think that’s more the camera than me:)
I then rewarded myself some more.
After short breaks and mini rewards, I worked out some more, however this time as we are dog sitting again, the dog wanted in on the action.
Realizing the dog is smarter than I gave her credit for and is looking for her own rewards and refuses to get off my yoga mat I call it a day!
I relax with my husband for a while, I meet a friend for coffee, then I come home, light some candles, pour a wine, and ease my sore muscles away by relaxing in a radox bath.
As I type I am sitting on my comfy couch, about to eat a Thai beef salad I just prepared, and I plan for a night at home by myself enjoying the solitude, enjoying the rewards of relaxing after a day of effort and achievement.
So I conclude with this: Put in the effort with everything you do, then reap the rewards in every way you can.