Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fresh



I copped a new whip today! I said goodbye to the 2011 Corolla and jumped into a 2014 Corolla :) I'm stoked on the new ride and I'm extremely proud of myself for the way that I've built up my credit over the years to the point that I didn't need a consigner for this purchase. I know it may sound stupid, but my credit has always been really important to me. Having good credit is something that I've always cherished. I know part of it stems from seeing others' experience with poor credit and the way that it has affected them. It also stems from the fact that I don't believe in paying interest on a credit card (at least not personally). I feel like that's just giving money away for nothing. Understandably, not everyone can afford to do that. But there are those that seem to relish living beyond their means and end up falling into debt. I'd rather be smart and pay the thing off in full every month (and trust me, the creditors take notice of that kind of punctuality). Finally it stems from the feeling of being approved for things. When I get approved for things, its as if they're telling me, "You have proven yourself, and we trust you." Phone service, cable service, my old apartment, my old motorcycle, etc. And now this car. It makes it feel as if the world is my oyster, and I'm looking forward to all that it has to offer!!! =)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Denial

I find that there's no use in denial with yourself. Why try to fool yourself when you're the only one in your head? Honesty is the best policy, but it starts with being honest with yourself. I think it's powerful to be able to recognize what you truly feel and what it is that you truly want. I suppose there are exceptions in extreme circumstances such as with Kubler-Ross's stages, but even that ends in acceptance. So acknowledge what you're feeling, acknowledge what you want. And if what you want is to no longer feel a certain way, then you take it from there. Admitting the problem is the first step to recovery (sorry for all the cliches, but it's true!). Food for thought.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Peace

I feel particularly enlightened in this very moment. I read just one sentence and I instantly felt different. I won't share the sentence though, it's personal. And I'm 99% sure that it wouldn't have the same effect for you readers anyway lol. Here's to hoping that this lasts for a loooooong time!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Patrick Beach

I attended an incredible arm balance workshop with Patrick Beach at Green Monkey in Miami Beach this past Friday. I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to grow in my practice and to learn from someone so humble and amazing in their practice. I'm loving yoga more and more everyday, and I'm glad to be able to share it with so many of my friends. Peep my Instagram to see the things that I've been up to (@rab_boarder) and peep Patrick's IG as well for some amazing inversions (@patrickbeach)!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hashtag Inversions Make You Hot


So my newest endeavor is handstands. Seeing yogis on IG (particularly @kinoyoga, @carsonclaycalhoun, @fitqueenirene, and @patrickbeach) do inversions has had quite an impact on me. The strength (core, shoulders, arms, etc.), flexibility, balance, and mindset required to do these things is just so impressive. So I'm a man on a mission to get some really sick handstands down. I've incorporated yoga into my fitness regiment, so if anyone's down, join me for some free yoga at Bayfront park every Saturday morning at 9am!