So first this trip has been particularly hard on me due to me not taking it with my family. I have never traveled without my kids. But they are still in school so it only made sense to leave them them with there other mom since we are moving in only 24 short days.
Secondly I decided mostly because of financial reasons to take the bus which of course prolongs the trip which would be only a few short hours by plane or train (though it not an option train wise in TN due to there not being any trains here). For some reason it was hard for me to tell anyone I was taking the bus due to the faces I would get making that decision. They all assumed I was flying in and i didnt tell them otherwise. But regardless because we are making this big move in a few short weeks this was the best way to do it.
Third I would be doing this trip as a paleo yogi. Which means everywhere we stop for food would not be paleo. Case and point it’s 3:40 am and we have stopped in Virginia for 45 mins for our breakfast at… McDonald’s 😱. Considering I’m allergic to soy and vegetable oil is made from soy bean oil I can not eat here at all and the only a person not only with an allergy could eat healthy is oatmeal here but it is a grain and I can not eat grains on paleo. There for 21hrs of a trip of places I can not eat is wearing on me alittle. I do have things I packed such as apple chips, tuna, apple sauces and coconut water to get me through this. I’m sure this will at least help me not gain since I’m not able to work out till I get to NJ.
Fourth I’m a active yogi. I feel restricted in this little moving box with wheels. I want to do yoga, run, weight train hell even spin class right now then sitting down.
Fifth and I think this is the most important is that due to the many stops on this trip I have only been able to sleep 2hrs so far. Not that I sleep well on a normal basis because I do not this only worsen this . I’m sure I will sleep longer than I have in many months once I get to my mother’s house.
And the only thing that is driving me is that I want this job, I need this job no they need me. I can say a million reasons why I can be amazing for this position and believe me I will to them. But this would certainly be one of them how many people would travel 21hrs for this interview knowing they would barely eat the whole time and sleep? Not many at all I’m sure. I know that of I’m meant to have this job the universe will just let it be. And I will out shine the rest.
It was a great weekend with the family. We enjoyed Allysa second birthday.
My lady and I had some well deserved time together. It has been a long time since I have had a Saturday off to have family time. Most nights end with us settling in talking about our days and passing out to HGTV. So it was nice just to be us for a while.
Of course us going to rivers and spires ended with Aries having a meltdown. He was doing so well when we were there but at a certain point he got tired. Once that happens you know a meltdown is coming soon. I had to carry him out of the festival on my shoulder. He was of course fighting me. I was in a dress braless for the first time ever and he was trying to pull them out so I would let him go.
But I didn’t. A few things I realized during this meltdown. 1.I was carrying him and he felt so light to me which means thr lifting weights are helping.
2. I was calm through the whole thing. I tried to get him to do his pranyama breathing but he said he didn’t want to. I can respect that. Later on he told me he did his breathing and he felt better. So yoga has helped my reaction and even my children when they get upset.
Dinner tonight was Paleo burgers and fries: turkey burger, lactose free cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, turkey bacon, iceburg lettace wraps,and plantain fries baked in coconut oil. Grapefruit moctail: grapefruit juice and sparkling water.
I’m working on handstands now. Prep on the wall. I love that within finding yoga I have managed to find myself. I grow more and more into the person I’m ment to be.
You were our miracle post deployment baby. The moment I saw the pregnant on the test I fell in love with you. First heart beat, first kick, birth, first walk, first words no matter what you did we were so proud of you and knew you were going to be amazingly smart like your brother and sister, be one of a kind, and be feisty like her momma Latoya. So our parenting and lifestyle isn’t conventional but beyond all that i can safety say you are your momma and I love child. I couldn’t be prouder of you our little country princess. Happy birthday Allysa Kai! Let’s party your second bday hard 🎂🎁🎉🎊
So my official last day in TN is 23rd. So much of a wave of sadness and excited fills me. New places, new people, more yoga the possibilities are endless. I will miss my TN family as well. It overwhelms me how much I will miss our people here.
I also got called for a management position in NJ. The interview in next thursday so I’m taking a bus back to nj for it. It’s an amazing position so I’m taking a chance on my future by going up there for the interview. I’m praying to get the job.
Anyway alot to do and not alot of time to do it. Lots of you guys.
So it has been a very busy 2 weeks. 2 weeks ago I went on a yoga retreat with my teacher training crew
As you can see I had an amazing yoga time out in the woods camping. This weekend I announced to my guru’s that I was moving back to NJ in the summer. Flipped my training so I can focus on the teaching now and the book work when I live so that I can still get my 200ryt.
Mean while I gave notice at work, started the stuff you need to do when you move.
Just trying to get as many classes in at this point and get ready for this new part of our lives.
I’m about to take a hard core so I will write again soon.
This week was a hard one. I started off my new workout schedule of 4:45 gym, 6 am yoga and then 915 with my lady. And I was doing well until our puppy passed away suddenly on Wednesday night. One moment your cuddling and loving on her and the next she’s gone. But that is how life is short and a beautiful world. And Harlie’s time with us was short since we only had her since December but it was a beautiful, happy and spoiled world.
Arielle loving on her
1 hour before she died
We are trying our best for the kids not to be a complete mess but we loved her like one of our children. RIP Harlie and I’m glad you blessed our family with your love for as long as you did.