Saturday, August 18, 2012

Day 975: Instructional

Last night I began doubting my intentions for attending yoga this morning.  I was just so tired!  But then this morning rolled around and I was awake (thank you, Darling A) and so I dragged my tired self to the gym for some invigorating yoga.

Only, the instructor never showed up.

Neither did the sub.

Fortunately, there was a certified yoga instructor in our midst.  Unfortunately, she could only stay for 30 minutes before she needed to leave to teach a class she was the official instructor of at a different gym.

And suddenly, I found myself being nominated to fill up the remaining 30 minutes.  I tried to talk the class out of it.  I explained how under qualified I am:  I had a baby just two months ago, I've never taught a class that large, I've really only taught beginning yoga, and I'm not in any way certified.  They just kept smiling and shaking their heads 'no' when I asked if someone else would do it.

So, I got increasingly nervous and the certified instructor lead us through a wonderful sequence and then abandoned us.  I tried again to get them to realize that surely someone else in the room was more qualified.  In vain.

So, this morning I taught yoga.

I could have done better if I'd had time to make a real plan, but for being on the fly, I felt pretty good about it.  At least I was able to laugh at myself and had the class laughing with (hopefully not 'at') me, too!

I was so nervous and shaky, it took me a good half hour to stop shaking after the class was over.  But all in all, it was a Joyful Moment and I'm proud of myself for doing it.

Then, I headed to JC Penny to use a coupon I got for my birthday and I bought a super cute maxi dress.  Not the most practical thing for a nursing mom, but I got it for only $2 after my coupon and it's something I've been wanting for a long time.  So, that was a Joyful Moment.

And then I finally brought back the Afternoon Nap.  That was a monumental Joyful Moment.  I'm still exhausted, but it made me feel better just mentally to get some rest.

Tonight we met up with some friends to eat the tamales we made last night.  This time husbands were invited and it was a yummy dinner.  And then tons of fun conversation and game playing.  Lots of Joyful Moments as we have some really great friends.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments and reinstatement of the Afternoon Nap for you as well!


Linda said...

WOw!!! We all knew you could do it! What did Reesa say when she heard? Think you'll do it again? If so, will you be less nervous? Or not? I'd love to see your dress!

My JM was subbing at the temple. There was a lot going on at our house this morning, and the temple was a needed home away from home.

Cheryl said...

Reesa doesn't know. And I don't know. If I could prepare it would be better. Sounds nice!