Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Autumn, Yoga, and other things

Hi everyone!  (I have given myself the right to use exclamation points again after my depressing second to last post-- haha)

Hope your Tuesday is going great.  It's really beginning to feel like Autumn, and I for one, love it.  This is my beloved season. One of my favorite activities to do in the Fall is to go to a cider mill, pick out pumpkins, eat fresh donuts, drink hot cider, and take pictures in the beautiful scenery.

Since moving to this new city, we are trying to figure our way around everything and find fun things to do. The cider mill seemed like a great idea.  When we got there we did everything that we loved (above).  It was so much fun!!  But, on the downside, the doughnuts sucked.  They were pretty subpar and we were disappointed.  But, I did buy a bunch of really cute gourds that I'm going to use as a centerpiece for our dining room table.

Onto other things, J and I are going to join this amazing gym that we checked out last week.  The one I previously blogged about that I was checking out by myself sucked.  It was really expensive and very non-impressive.  This new gym though, is AWESOME.  

It is huge, and it has great cardio and strength training equipment.  All the cardio machines have TVs on them (Love!), it's full of people of a variety of age ranges-- our age, younger, and older.  So it doesn't feel like a geriatric gym (the other one did, I shit you not).  And it has a lot of different classes from kickboxing, to zumba, to yoga.  It also has other activities like hand-ball/racquetball/pools/etc...  

Basically, it's the perfect gym for us.  It is a bit on the pricy side, but we will both use it enough that it will be worth it.  In fact, we got a 1 week free trial last Thursday, and we've already gone 4 times.

We actually tried yoga yesterday.  It was an eye-opening experience.  I haven't tried a yoga class since I was in my teens.  I absolutely loved it.  It was 60 minutes of clumsily going through a variety of motions named after a myriad of animals.  But, it was really fun, very stretch-ful (I know that's not a word), and it was different than anything else in my workout routine.  

I'm going to add at least one day of yoga a week onto my regimen because I didn't realize how tight my muscles were!

Anyway, this post went on for longer than expected.  But, one last thing-- I started drawing again yesterday.  Drawing is the one thing that I always enjoy, and am good at.  It's something that adds to my self-confidence.  And to see the finished product that I made is pure joy.   My favorite subjects to draw are people, although I am also partial to body parts (hands, that sort of thing).  I'm making a large black and white drawing of a picture of J and I from our wedding.  If it's good enough, we might use it as artwork in our living room (which we're severely lacking).

I am so excited!

Oh, and I just want to say, that recovery is a bitch.  It's the scariest, fastest, roller coaster I've ever been on.  But I know deep down that all of the ups and down will be worth it in the end.

Lots of Love for you all :)


  1. I love reading your posts. You're so inspiring, Yasi!! I do agree that recovery is not a fun process, but do look at this in other way...I look at it as rebirth and learning about myself all over again. :)

  2. Aw, thanks Ash! I guess it works both ways, because you inspire me also. =)

  3. Thank you for all your posts! I love reading your blog because I am also in recovery from anorexia....and it's tough tough tough!! But thankfully I'm over the "big hump"....at least that's what my support team keeps telling me. I'm 16 almost 17 and it's sssoooo encouraging to look at your blog because every other blog I look at with ED are pro ana....that makes things twice as hard sometimes..other times it makes me determined NOT to ever go back to shrinking inside myself - using food instead of my voice..

    Thank you! And keep up the good work!!


  4. Lily,
    Thank you for reading my blog! I'm so glad that it's helped you out; since that was one of the reasons I first started blogging. Also, I'm proud of you for being in recovery!

    I want to give you a piece of advice though, please stop looking at pro ana blogs. At the beginning of my journey I would look at them too. But, it just made me feel terrible and did not help me in my recovery. So, I took all of them off my 'blog feed' and added positive 'ED recovery' blogs.
    There are a lot of girls on here with ED recovery blogs, and I highly encourage you to follow them. If you look at the 'blogs that I follow' you can probably pick out a few.

    It's a very nice and supportive community.

    Lots of Love,

  5. Thank you for the encouragement! and the advice....I'll try but it's hard not too...I'll check the ED recovery blogs out!! Some good ones to replace my old ones will help.

    Thank you for the support! It's so hard to keep going and often I feel like no one understands but I feel like you do and that...makes me almost tear up!!



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