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How YOU Doin’?

I realized the other day that it’s been quite a while since I’ve done one of my Monday How You Doin’? posts. For a while I didn’t feel like I really had that much to share, so I just put HYD on the back burner for a little bit.

A Beautiful Escape

This past weekend I drove to Asheville. I’ve been experiencing a ton of kidney pain lately and it’s been making me one cranky bitch, so I figured a visit to one of my favorite places would cheer me up. And it did. I paid a visit to my favorite bookstore, ate soup dumplings, and had fun wandering around all the other funky shops and art galleries. Driving through the mountains always gives me inspiration and helps me to clear my head. How can such a beautiful view lead to anything but feelings of contentment?

 

Cat Yoga

In an effort to improve my physical and mental health I’ve gone and done something out of the ordinary. I signed up for yoga. *horror movie scream* There’s nothing wrong with yoga, but it’s never really been my thing. I appreciate it as a form of exercise, but it’s always looked somewhat boring to me. That and I really don’t like the spiritual side of it that often gets shoved at you. In the last few months I recognized how much my flexibility and strength has decreased now that I can’t do my pole exercises as much. I’ve been stretching a little at home to try to improve this, but I don’t feel like it’ll be enough. About a week ago I saw that the local cat cafe does yoga classes once a week. You get to do yoga and socialize with kitties at the same time. Perfect. Even if I’m a little bored with yoga, at least I’ll have the cats as a motivator to keep showing up.

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I must confess that I am not the most graceful person. My first cat yoga class will be this evening and I am expecting to fall over and embarrass myself a few times.

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So…how you doin’?

4 thoughts on “How YOU Doin’?

  1. CAT YOGA!?! Me best friend was trying to talk me into yoga. It is one of those things I despise because of being pressured to do it as a kid (love me momma but she is crazy sometimes). I am trying to get back into any kind of functional shape and can only accomplish basic walks at this point. But maybe if there was cat yoga I would be more interested in actually moving. But maybe all I would do is let cats climb all over me. Yup that sounds great. Sorry to hear that the kidneys are still sucking. Any news on cures or pain management or real causes or such? If ye care to share that is. I do hope ye share how cat yoga goes.
    x The Captain
    PS Dude if ye can do burlesque then ye are certainly awesome enough to do yoga poorly. Who cares? Burlesque means that ye officially always win.

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