I Do What I Want

It is my theme for this year. I usually have a word, I very rarely ever make resolutions but over and over I find myself saying, I do what I want. 

It started as my response to the whole curated Instagram feed, using the same filter, getting professional pictures taken and the allgorythm that every Influenster talks about. It drives me nuts, so I just started posting whatever I want, whenever I want. There are definitely some sponsored posts, because money is money but for the most part I feel like people are here because they like to see glimpses of my life and that’s where they connect with me. 

Cut to the last couple of weeks and me sharing more of my yoga. I stopped for a while because sometimes the creepers can get obnoxious and it’s exhausting blocking people and getting unsolicited penis pictures.  🙄

However, I posted last week and almost all of my messages were from women. All kinds of women across the country, women with bodies like mine and some not, but every message was encouraging. It was that they were inspired or happy to what could be accomplished with some dedicated practice and to see someone who looks like me doing yoga.   That’s the moment I decided to do what I want. I decided that the few creepers I have to block is nothing compared to the women I’m inspiring and encouraging. 

I practice in shorts or underwear because I’m at home and it’s comfortable. If you take my Sunday class, I’ll have on pants, but again, I do what I want- I’m at home.  

Please don’t let the little squares on Instagram fool you, I am not a small girl. If you know me in real life, you know the curves go on for days. The fact that I can get all that ass off the ground and over my head is not something I take lightly.  Doing yoga has been this wonderful, freeing, learning what my body can do type  thing for me and I am enjoying sharing my journey with you.  Hopefully showing you that size, shape, age doesn’t matter, everyone can do it - if they want to. 

You will see me, in my short-shorts practicing  & pushing the limits of my body. I post for accountability and documentation of progress and because I do what I want. 😉

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Hunger Needs Action

It is September and most of us are looking forward to cooler temps and fall fun activities. Pumpkins and apple picking and all things fall, but did you know that it is also Hunger Action Month. 

During this month, I’m asking to do just that, take action.  

How? 

  • Give Food: Head to www.harvesters.org to find the list of food you can donate and find convenient drop off locations. 
  • Give Voice: Tell all of your social media friends that September is hunger action month and give a list of items to donate. 
  • Give Time: Plan to join Harvesters on Sept. 29 for the Community-Wide Volunteer Day.

These are some easy ways to help fight hunger. If you follow me on social media, you know (or maybe came to) my free yoga class.  Instead of paying for the class, all of the participants brought a items to donate. We collected a bag full of soup, pancake mix, potatoes, carrots, Mac and cheese and donated all of it at a drop off location near my house. It was so easy to take action for September and you can too! 

 

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