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Friday, June 24, 2011


Listen, I don't know if you know this, but I am not a yoga connoisseur. I've never done yoga...except one time in a friends living room we popped in a DVD and I lasted about 1 minute and 30 seconds. 

But, I have been thinking about it for a few days. Trying to decide if I want to do it - if I'm even CAPABLE of doing it. Even beginners yoga seems far out of my reach right now. 

Then, yesterday, while reading a blog I follow, I came across this photo:

At first I just stared at it - I couldn't believe someone's body could bend like that. Now - as I said before, I don't know much anything about yoga...but this looks like the most difficult pose EVER. 

So I sat, and I looked at this photo a little longer, and what had first been the thought "that is impossible, I could never do that" slowly turned into, "I'm going to do that one matter how long it takes me to get there."

So, I made a change to the photo - 

and I set it as my desktop background, and the wallpaper on my phone. 

It may look like a random picture, but for some reason it really inspires me. 

I will do that pose someday.

What inspires you? 


  1. MJ, what's great about yoga is that it is a lifetime of practice, not just a "goal". People can start anytime, anywhere and at any age or's a constant journey! I hope you arent overwhelmed at the thought of this picture, it takes a lot of time and patience with ourselves to get to points like this!

    I think you're doing an amazing job! 44lbs is a LOT! I'm super proud of you and I'm really enjoying reading about your journey!

    xoxo, Jodie

  2. Jodie,

    I'm SO glad you are reading - and I love your comments :)

    I'm not overwhelmed by this picture as much as I am inspired. I know it will be a long road to get to this point...but I am determined.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for your encouragement!

    <3, MJ