Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Dear Jenny Rough,

I've been reading your "Roughly Speaking" blog for several months now. I love the honesty and insight in your writing. When you started your "EatWasaFeelGood" blog, I wandered over to take a look. Two things struck me - one, I can relate to wanting to eat "clean", and two, I know the health benefits of yoga, too. I took a class years ago, and have been a fan ever since.

But while your blog catalogs the steps you make in your clean eating/yoga journey, it does something else. It beckons. It calls. It whispers, "come, take part. Do these things for yourself - you can do it. You know you can. Come, take part." Until know, I've been resisting the siren's call with reasons why I can't. I live too far away from the natural foods store, I'd think. I'm too poor to eat organic, I'd complain. There isn't room in my house or my schedule to practice yoga again, I'd sigh. But the more I read, the more I realized that these weren't reasons, they were excuses. And not very good ones, either.

Today that ends.

As soon as I finish here, I'm digging out my yoga mat, slipping into something a little more comfortable, and I'm going to pop in my yoga DVD. I've had it a year and never played it. I'm sipping a fruit smoothie to give me the wholesome fuel I'll need today.

Thank you, Jenny Rough. Thank you for showing me that it's time to take part.


1 comment:

Jenny said...

Thank you Amalia! Reading this gave me the chills.

It's a transition, so be gentle with yourself. But it's well worth it.