Thursday, March 31, 2011

What a glorious feeling.. I'm hap-hap-happy again!

There is something to be said about the ability of endorphins to kick start our bodies into a happier state.
Even though I am tired and will surely sleep soundly tonight, I feel flippin amazing.

Every week on Thursday in particular, I feel this nagging feeling that I must go to the gym.
No other day has this... and it being 1 of my only 2 days off (and its not usually fully off because I volunteer on Thursday nights), makes it really hard for me to actually want to listen to that little "gym demon" (as I like to call it), and actually go and work out.
But today, I faced the facts and actually got up when my love did, walked the 6 blocks to my workout center at 10 am, so that for the rest of the day I wouldn't be faced with that annoying, condescending voice of reason.
It was amazing! I came home before noon, and had the rest of the day to my disposal guilt free.
I got so much work done, because I was so motivated by how wonderful I felt, and couldn't stop that feeling of accomplishment for the rest of the day.
But I didn't stop there.
I ended up remembering that I had a free coupon for the yoga studio Radha on Main street that was expiring tomorrow and decided that I owed it to myself to take their 4:30 class.
Even better, I walked the half an hour journey there and back through the gorgeous neighbourhood of Strathcona, and since it was so beautiful I took pictures along the way.

Sure fire signs of spring...

This tree reminded me of the part in Alice in Wonderland,
where they are painting the roses red <3
 The Heritage homes in this part of town are gorgeous...
 And so are the funky pieces of art!

 Overall it was just an amazing walk...

After my lovely relaxing "Hidden Language" Yoga class
 (which means the we reflect and write in our journals
after thinking about certain questions during postures),
I went to the prop house cafe on my way home to
finally start reading a new book
and paired that with a London fog, and
possibly the best carrot cake I have ever consumed :)

Thinking then that my day was probably over, 
I headed home only to find my roommate about to leave to her weekly 
belly dancing class up on the drive,
and since I normally have volunteering on Thursdays,
I always miss out on the venture of hers.
So with yet another coupon in hand, 
we topped the night off with a belly dancing class,
which rocked my world and my body. 

Oh how I adore my life!
I hope you all had an equally impressive Thursday!
Love Nymph


  1. This right here just made me miss Vancouver so much I almost cried. It's such an amazing, beautiful city. Strathcona is so wonderful!

    [I have my new place now, btw, and am going to write you a letter so you can have my new address. So excited!]

  2. that yoga class sounds really neat!

  3. Bryce : And I adore you my Boot!

    Melissa : Oh and Vancouver misses you too! How are you liking your new home? I can't wait to resume our letters!

    Teacup : Yea, it really is a lovely class, especially when you are in the mood for something peaceful!