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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 48 :: oh-ache

18 Feb

Day 48. Youch.

I try not to complain on this blog, but …My hands hurt today. Wondering if it could be all the yoga? It’s probably more from typing. Or possibly the stomach bug I battled on Monday drifted down my arms and landed in my fingers.

No, just kidding. That’s probably not it, either.

Despite the weird hand hurting phenomenon, I still did my yoga today. Even downward dogged it on my sore hands. Woot woot. I want a parade! Or a celebration. I would have a piece of cake but I ate that (all) already.

So I will drink my water instead. Did I mention my head hurts too? Headaches. Hand aches. There must be a yoga routine for this….

And, while it has occurred to me that it could be, it probably is, from all that cake… I’m still glad I ate it.  We only live once!

And now… it’s probably time I cleaned up my diet. 😉

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{woot woot?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 47 :: eat your cake

17 Feb

Day 47. Happy, happy, yum, yum.

I think I ate an entire chocolate cake. All by myself.

Well, almost by myself. Justin assures me that he had, at least, one slice (so there’s hope in that!) but overall, I ate the cake. And in record time. I think I ate an entire chocolate cake between Valentine’s Day and today.

Cake was meant to be eaten, I’m sure of it (and can prove it apparently if you place one in front of me or in the near vicinity of a refrigerator in my kitchen it will disappear).

God made cake to be eaten. I’m sure of that too.

And that has me thinking… why can’t we have our “cake” and eat it too? Cake makes me happy. And I like being happy. There are other things that make me happy too… not all have icing on top, but certainly they are sweet (puppies, babies, walks in the forest, spotting heart rocks that the ocean tide left behind, flowers, beautiful things… and now, yoga!).

Oh, there is so much CAKE.
So… here’s to cake!
And enjoying it too.

And if you don’t like cake (by the way, who doesn’t?) and want other, lower calorie ways to be happy and symbolically eat your cake, you can read this.

Yum. Yum.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{what’s your cake?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 44 :: let them eat cake!

13 Feb

Day 44. Homemade.

This is what homemade chocolate cake looks like:

Justin made it this morning…And I can guarantee it won’t last long! Happy pre-Valentine’s Day. So tonight I had my yoga and my cake too. I did ten extra minutes of yoga… so that’s at least one more slice of cake, right?

Right.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{sweet treats?}
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Day 82: do what you love

23 Mar

It’s Day 82 and raining in New York City.
Also hailing.

I swear it was also snowing when we first touched down at JFK airport …nonetheless, it was an opportunity to bring out the rain boots and sport my new super warm and cozy hand-me-down Michigan rain coat from Mary Ellen Jones!

Tonight’s big event was seeing Ina Garten and Anna Quindlen on stage at the 92nd Y in New York City. (Thanks to you Debbie Phillips!)

There clearly was a lot of respect between Ina and Anna, and it kind of felt like a large dinner party hosted between the dynamic duo and a few hundred friends (without the homemade food of course).

And, what an amazing dynamic duo they are!
One a writer extraordinaire, one a cooking goddess.

The last time I saw Anna live on stage was at my Smith College graduation where she gave the commencement speech and I received a very important piece of paper (one that cost a lot of time and money, which ironically, I have since lost in many moves).

I remember being spellbound then.

That was fifteen years ago, and Anna’s message on feminism stuck in my head like glue. It was (paraphrasing): men and women need to come together, they need to meet in the middle.

I had the same warm-hearted feeling tonight, listening to Ina.

Ina shared the approach to creating her own brand of success:
She didn’t set out to be a brand, with a long-running TV show, bestselling cookbooks, and a whole culinary line of fabulous-ness.

She just did what she loved.
(with high standards!)

Thank you, Ina.
It is clearly proven advice.
I love it.

And, it makes me think:
The Promise 365 reminds me everyday that
Life should be lived from the inside out.

Tonight, Ina just added frosting to the cake.
Because when we all do what we love, we get to have our cake and eat it too!

How sweet that is.

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