Practicing Our Preach
I walked up that hill.
I was tired. It was the right call to make.
Lest you think I’m really good at practicing the things I preach, I’m not. I can talk a big game, I can say y’all should listen to the wisdom of your body and rest when you need to and take the things you need. And in my head I know I ought to do the same. But I’m not always great at giving myself permission to take the things I need to take, to rest when I really ought to rest.
Several weeks ago one of my students told me about her weekend. She said she had a really busy and tiring weekend. She was all signed up to do Total Body Fitness on Monday, and then heard my voice in her head and decided it was the right call to do Yin instead of TBF. It brought me so much joy to hear that, so much joy…...it also stung a little bit, because I had been feeling really tired from the weekend also, and got myself up at 6am to run instead of listening to my own body and staying in bed for an extra 30 minutes of sleep.
But getting it wrong is part of the journey also. We’ll never get to the place where we do the right thing by ourselves or others all the time. I’m pretty convinced we’ll never be able to live in a constant state of “practicing what we preach”. We’re all just muddling through this thing, we get it right sometimes and we get it wrong other times and we live and learn….and hopefully we give ourselves grace.
So cheers to living and learning dear friends, getting it wrong along the way, and giving ourselves and those around us grace .
I hope you have an amazing weekend dear friends. I am so very thankful for you!
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Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!