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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Refashionista ramblings

I have been very busy again, hence the intermittent postings and random poetry. Here's a little about what I have been up to.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday were yoga filled. On Friday I attended two yoga classes and then went to "practice teach" in the park with a group. This meant doing even more yoga. I was so beat I went home and slept for over 12 hours.

On Saturday I spent some more time at yoga. First, I took a class and then I went to teacher training for three hours. It was great but when I finished, I was exhausted again. I met some friends for dinner and when I got home I passed out for another 12 hour stint.

Sunday was no different. We met at 9:00 pm for teacher training and then did a "Moon Flow." It was advertised as "restorative" but it was actually an hour and a half of hip and heart opening stretches (ouch). After that I practice taught with a small group for a while and then I took another yoga class. Class was followed by another 3 hours of training that included even more yoga. By the time it ended, I was pretty fried. In fact, I have been rather tired ever since.

Since Sunday I have gone to a yoga class every day but the good news is that after tomorrow, I will have finished all my class hours. By the end of Sunday I will have completed 200 hours of teacher training in 2 months. My mom says this is amazing. I guess it is. When I started training I still was fighting the tail end of an exacerbation and still having some issues with bladder control and balance. Now, although I'm tired, I seem to be symptom-free. This is probably one of my greatest physical accomplishments of my entire life. It is definitly my greatest spiritual accomplishment.

I am really glad to be finishing up but I also feel fulfilled by my experiences. I think this proved one of the best coping mechanisms I could have found during the time I adjusted to being diagnosed with MS. I still have moments of fear about the future but mostly I am just trying to enjoy each day and not concern myself with whatever pitfalls the future may hold.


Blinders Off said...

You should be proud of your accomplishment CONGRATULATIONS.

You have the right mindset not to concern yourself with what MS can bring in the future. If MS'ers did that, we would all be locked up wearing white jackets :)

Joan said...

I agree with your mom: you are AMAZING. I often say that we are stronger than we think, and getting through this challenge is proof. Good for you!

Denver Refashionista said...

Thanks for the kind words ladies.