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September 23, 2010

I took a gym yoga class the other morning. It was not as vigorous as I’m used to with studio yoga, but sooooo needed, nonetheless. With tight hips (seriously, my hips are ridiculously tight) from CrossFit and running, yoga was exactly what I needed.

A little stretching for my hips helped in a big way. And a little stretching for my mind helped even more. The yoga instructor gave a little “speech” before class; Letting go of what what no longer suits you. Interesting concept.

This definitely ties in with my Fear post from the other day. Think about it. What can you choose, consciously, to let go of? Is there a label that you place upon yourself that no longer fits? A stereotype you can release? The example the yoga instructor used for her own life’s situation was that both of her parents are now gone, and she is no longer a daughter. She acknowledges this, not placing judgment on it. How this will effect her life, she doesn’t know and doesn’t try to know. She has just let go of this that no longer suits her.

What if we let go of those things that did not suit us, that we no longer really needed? It might be something as simple as throwing away some old mail or switching up that exercise routine that is not showing results. Or as complex and time consuming as clearing out your closet or doing a little more self love. “Results may vary” depending on what you’re “getting rid of” but that mental (or even tangible) weight might be lifted from your life.

Oppositely, what can you learned to embrace that does suit you?

Give back to yourself. Do something for you. Enjoy being. Smile because…


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Alisa September 26, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Love this post. I was just talking two days ago about needing to be true to who I am now and let go of some things in my life. It is something we can easily forget. Life changes and in ways, so do we.
.-= Alisa´s last blog ..Dangerously Easy Double Peanut Chocolate Truffles =-.

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kate September 24, 2010 at 4:47 AM

i should not admit this, but i giggle like a teenage boy every time i see “self love” written in a post.

but seriously, i really like the sentiments of giving up something that no longer suits you. i think fall is a time of rest and potential all in one. it seems like the perfect time to let go. who knows what we might be able to accomplish with out that “thing” holding us back. giving it up will allow for my restful rest. i like!
.-= kate´s last blog ..Chocolate Pumpkin Fail =-.

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Tina September 24, 2010 at 4:05 AM

What an intriguing post! I would have to say I have let go of the label of being “the fit one”. I’m still someone who focuses on health and fitness, but that isn’t all that defines me like I used to make it.
.-= Tina´s last blog ..a day of birthdays =-.

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Katie September 23, 2010 at 7:25 PM

I heart you, Lori.

This is such a great post and a great concept. I think there a lot of labels that I’ve used to describe myself that no longer apply. I am constantly evolving, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Just when I thought I couldn’t get any smarter =-.

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Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle September 23, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Girl, I know this has nothing to do with your post….BUT that baked banana split oats is AMAZING! I wont eat it any other way now….you created a monster!
.-= Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle´s last blog ..Avocado can fix anything =-.

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Laury @TheFitnessDish September 23, 2010 at 4:11 PM

You DEF needed some yoga, girl….all that cross-fittin’ you do! I am a weight and cardio junkie also…and yoga is a big challenge for me, but I always feel AMAZING after!
.-= Laury @TheFitnessDish´s last blog ..Thirsty Kiwi Strawberry Thursday – =-.

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April @ Crazy Fabulous Life September 23, 2010 at 2:57 PM

I kind of love that! Letting go of what no longer suits you. It sounds so simple, but can be so hard in some circumstances.

Thanks for this post, it definitely has given me something to think about tonight!

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