Thursday, April 16, 2009


One of my favorite cartoons when I was little was He-Man and his sidekick, She-Ra, Princess of Power. She-Ra could kick some ass! She had bulging muscles that any boy would envy. When I complete training, my goal is to become Wen-Ra.

Not really.

But I sure felt like it when I was at Super Supplements walking around with an entire basket full of electrolyte pills, cytomax powder, vanilla protein powder, potassium/vitamin c fizzy powder, female multi-vitamins, protein bars and tea tree oil (can't remember why this jumped into my basket...don't think it's edible). I usually go to this store to get foo foo things like organic peach hand lotion. There I was, little weak me peering up at gigantic tubs of models showing off their bronzed rock hard chests. It was enough to make a pre-pubescent boy blush. When I was checking out, I felt the need to blurt out to the 18 year old cashier, "I'm really not trying to get buff. I'm just going to yoga training!"

All of these supplements are mandatory if I want to survive the double yoga classes each day. I'd hate to faint and be carried out of class. Those days of being carried out (umm...from bars) were back in my 20's and should remain that way. :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Training is in 13 days!

I can't believe how many times I've asked, "What day is it?" Just call me grandma. Nowadays, every day is a Tuesday. As I walk down memory road, I remember how much I used to look forward to the weekends - it was the only motivator to get me through the weekday. Now, the weekends are like...well...Tuesdays.

Since I haven't looked at a calendar for a good month now, I decided to look at the calendar on my computer. WOW! It's almost halfway through April! I counted the number of days until Spring Training. 13 days!! I had to re-count to make sure I didn't add or delete a few days.

13 days until I embark on an "intensive" (that's the actual description used) teacher training for 9 weeks! Welcome to boot camp. Let's see how much mental and physical discipline and strength you have. We will make or break you!Murrrmppphhhhaaaaa!!! (evil laugh)

We start bright and early at 8:30am and go until around midnight. That's 5 days a week. On Sat, we have a morning yoga class. Sunday is a day off. Guess where I'm headed (to study, of course)? The POOL! According to, the average temp in Palm Springs in April is:

Hi 90°F
Lo 59°F

(This is when you can tell me that you hate me). Don't worry, I'll send pictures of the sun (if you remember what it looks like).