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  1. September 3rd:

     

    It takes humility to know you've faced some setbacks. I haven't found consistency in my training, my meditation or just had any structure in my life for a while. I usually put too much on my plate and get discouraged so I wanna try this again, but with less pressure towards myself. 

     

    I'm starting school again tomorrow. I have a concert coming up with one of my favorite bands I haven't seen in 10 years. I'm going on a short trip where it will be hot and humid. I wanna buy a bikini and rock the sh*t out of it and maybe go to Hawaii at some point in my life, who knows? I just wanna find consistency. Feel good about myself. Do it for my mental health but also to help ease out my body dysmorphia.

     

    Hopefully this format will work for me this time. I have faith. The Universe is always good. 

     

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    ♡ DAILY CHALLENGES: 

    X Drink less caffeine (avg. of 2 coffees a day) [ ] 

    X Meditation [ ]

    X Yoga / Lifting / 30 mins walk [ X ] 

    X 1L of water [ ] 

     

    I did a short body weight leg workout - squats, walking lunges, side kicks and donkey kicks. It feels good to fire up the quads. 

     

    ( I will start officially tomorrow. I will edit this post out if I do any of the challenges above. All my love. )

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  2. December 30th:

     

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    Heya. Woke up a few hours ago and I ate a gigantic portion of vegan scramble. I prefer to meditate on an empty stomach but now that I'm caffeinated, I feel like doing a few rounds of Sun Salutation before work. I also really want to cleanse the apartment with sage before a short healing meditation, the crystals I'll use are amethyst and rose quartz. 

     

    Lots of love everybody, xx

  3. December 29th:

     

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    I thought I'd try the format of Battle Logs again just to keep the consistency without the pressure of a challenge. I don't know, I'm just trying this out. 

     

    Came back from work and after my coffee, I will do the Self-Love Yoga Routine from Yoga With Adriene. :-) Slowly working up my strength and flexibility after not having lots of time for myself in the past few weeks. 

     

    Lots of light and lots of love, xx

     

     

  4. December 8th 2017

     

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    My practice today consisted of this beautiful flow by Yoga With Adriene: Heart Chakra Yoga ; it really helped change my mood this morning as the matters of the heart have disappointed me once more. I guess Love Filters don't exist to heal the wounds don't they?  But I am fine. I followed the practice with a 7 mins meditation. I held my rose quarts crystal close to my heart for boosted self-love. <3

     

    Have a beautiful day my Druids. 

     

    Defense Against the Dark Arts

    1/8

     

    Transfiguration (+1)

    3/12

     

    Divination (+1)

    3/28

     

    Potions 

    2/4

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  5. December 6th

     

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    Where has time gone? It's a whirlwind let me tell ya! I went to another beautiful Yin Yoga class last night and let me tell you, it was everything I needed and didn't know I needed. Based on the sign of water, a very fluid flow but with beautiful heart openers. My body feels whole today, slightly sore, but I feel amazing. Our meditation and Savasana brought my mood up and I feel invincible. 

     

    Last Sunday was also another night out. There was... way more drinks than one should drink. But I also used many water spells to stay hydrated so waking up the day after wasn't so bad. It was a great night spent with good friends surrounded by good music. I'm proud of myself for never having more than one drink at work this week. :) 

     

    I was supposed to go lift in the morning but... I couldn't fall asleep and slept through my alarm. T_T If I don't end up going out dancing tonight, I will do a kettlebell workout at home!

     

    Defense Against the Dark Arts

    1/8

     

    Transfiguration (+1)

    2/12

     

    Divination (+1)

    2/28

     

    Potions (+1)

    2/4

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  6. On 11/29/2017 at 9:14 AM, JessOfAllTrades said:

    Sounds like an awesome weekend, and this looks like a fabulous challenge (I have a HP bias). 

     

    HP bias? I like you already! :) It was a good weekend and I was proud to not over indulge! Thank you for the good vibes. 

     

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    November 29th

     

    The session of Yin Yoga really opened up my back and shoulders. I haven't followed a full yoga class in a while and even had trouble breathing all the way through my diaphragm, there was always a blockage in my shoulder area. Since then, I really could feel a difference when I stretched throughout my waitressing shift. So thankful for this class. 

     

    There was even an invitation to chug down some butterbeers and go karaoke, but I powered through and bought groceries at the 24h magical market. I was very tired after my shift anyway so It's not like I feel like I was missing out!

     

    November 30th

     

    The day is not over but today I'm aiming to go to the gym for a lifting session. I'm hitting the hamstrings and the core tonight, so there will be some romanian deadlifts. For now, I'm over-caffeinating in the Great Hall. Some assignments are due for tonight and I have to rush a little so I will sign out! I will update once I get home at the end of my day. Love and light to all of you Druids! 

     

    Defense Against the Dark Arts

    1/8

     

    Transfiguration

    1/12

     

    Divination

    1/28

     

    Potions

    1/4

     

    Workout was decent, but I guess my muscles were still tense from the lifting session Saturday and I slightly pulled a muscle in the glutes area so I took it easy and did lots of stretches and upper body instead. 

     

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    *CLASS DISMISSED*

     

    What a whirlwind of a weekend. Sunday was spent with friends, having vegan tacos and local beer and then watching the open mic at the local bar and having gin sodas. It was good. Tiring, but good. 

     

    Tonight (Tuesday, November 28th) I'm signed up for a Yin Yoga class and am very much looking forward to it. The soreness from my workout on Saturday is finally gone. :applouse: 

     

     

     

    Defense Against the Dark Arts

    0/8

     

    Transfiguration

    1/12

     

    Divination

    1/28

     

    Potions

    1/4

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    Good day wizards. As you may be aware, the school year is coming to and end. The winter exams are upon us and it’s time for everyone to put a little more effort into their homework. Along with the exams, holiday season is upon us. Some of us celebrate Christmas, some of us celebrate Chocolate Frog Day and/or many more holidays. They are all valid. 

    Either way, some changes have been made to the scheduling for some students as the classes weren’t as successful as anticipated (maybe). You still have time to figure out what works for you, wizards, as it is not the last year of school yet!

     

    Here’s my personal schedule for this semester:

     

     

    Defense Against the Dark Arts

    Lifting went well in the past semester, I will keep the formula of 8 lifting sessions in the month. The goal is to get the Back Squat to 5 x 95lbs; and the Romanian Deadlift to 10 x 85lbs

     

    Transfiguration

    It has been more difficult to get my yoga into my schedule for the past semester, which is sad. But I’m still aiming for 12 sessions in the month because I truly believe I can bring my practice back up. Let’s do it. Headstand, soon we shall meet again. 

     

    Divination

    An easier goal that won’t stress me out and make me sad, as I have an incredibly busy schedule. Pick a tarot card everyday and write down the meaning of it. Send love everyday in a short meditation (about 5 minutes) using rose quartz crystals.

     

    Potions

    Working at the Three Broomsticks has proven to increase my alcohol consumption and I am looking to bring it down a notch. I will only allow myself one day a week where I will have more than two butterbeers. (Usually Sunday nights, but that might change with my schedule)

     

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    Defense Against the Dark Arts

    0/8

     

    Transfiguration

    0/12

     

    Divination

    0/28

     

    Potions

    0/4

     

     

    It is very good to be back, ya'll. I haven't been disciplined or consistent in a while. My sadness has had its up and downs but I am looking forward to this new challenge to build back confidence through discipline. I hope you are all doing well. 

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  9. ♡ WEEK 1 OF THE CLEANSE: 

    June 13th 2017

    X One Coffee a Day [ X ] 

    X Processed Carbs Once a Day [ ]

    X Fried Foods Once a Week [ X ]

    X Meditation Daily [ X ]

    X Yoga or Lifting [ X ] 

     

    I was teaching yoga once again and it was lovely, wonderful, full of light. I had 9 students which is not the most I've taught all at once but it had been a while so the energy was bubbling. Lovely, so lovely. 

     

    My breakfast wasn't filling enough so I gorged on carbs the rest of the day. Taco Tuesday at work killed me. 2$ for a taco???? hello let me have a million mushroom tacos thank you very much and good night. 

     

    As of now the cleanse is going great for the caffeine but for the processed carbs not so much. THEY ARE THE NEMESIS. :P

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  10. ♡ WEEK 1 OF THE CLEANSE: 

    June 11th 2017

    X One Coffee a Day [ X ] 

    X Processed Carbs Once a Day [ ]

    X Fried Foods Once a Week [ X ]

    X Meditation Daily [ X ]

    X Yoga or Lifting [ X ] 

     

    Made myself one of those italian press coffees at home and it was so strong that half of one was more than enough for my day, haha. I put the rest in the fridge with some frozen raspberries to drink the next day. 

     

    I taught a beautiful yoga class to two of my friends and it felt amazing. They seemed to enjoy themselves so it made my heart sing. They paid for my lunch which was a veggie pad thai and then I walked all the way to Chinatown to meet with my friends and followed along for some AYCE Korean food. Definitely exaggerated on the food yesterday (there was so much fried sushis too I was shocked haha)

     

    I hope you had a great day guys. 

  11. 18 hours ago, Solunaria said:

    Good luck! Japan sounds really exciting.

     

    I super relate to the battle to heal, though I'm not sure if we have the same kinds. In any case, my magical girl super wand is pointed your way. All of the success to you!

     

    Japan was beyond wonderful and moved me beyond words. I never thought I would love it as much as I did. I knew I would love it but I fell in love to the point that coming back to reality made me sad. But now I am left with wonderful memories and hopes of going back soon. 

     

    I am sending you all my love for your healing. Be it spiritual, physical or mental, I am here for you and you are doing great I am sure. Love and light, xx

     

    ♡ WEEK 1 OF THE CLEANSE: 

    June 10th 2017

    X One Coffee a Day [ X ] 

    X Processed Carbs Once a Day [ ]

    X Fried Foods Once a Week [ X ]

    X Meditation Daily [ X ]

    X Yoga or Lifting [ X ] 

     

    Still only had one coffee and I was feeling more energized but then I got home and ate some non-dairy coffee caramel Ben & Jerry and couldn't sleep so maybe I did cheat and have extra caffeine? I don't know how I feel about that one.

     

    I woke up and did Yoga With Adriene's sequence for people of the service industry. IT FELT SO GOOD. My love for this woman has no bound. So. much. love. So much muscle relief. 

  12. And I am back. 

     

    Life has been a whirlwind but when is it not? So much change. So much growth. I went to Japan, loved it, fell in love, had a blast and came back to the reality of my routine but haven't quite picked up my good habits back yet. This is why I'm creating this battle log. The fight within myself to heal is not over and I am back in the arena.

     

    So let's start today, shall we?

     

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    ♡ WEEK 1 OF THE CLEANSE: 

    X One Coffee a Day [ ] 

    X Processed Carbs Once a Day [ ]

    X Fried Foods Once a Week [ ]

    X Meditation Daily [ ]

    X Yoga or Lifting [ ] 

     

    ♡ WEEK 2 OF THE CLEANSE: 

    X Only Tea [ ] 

    X Processed Carbs Once a Week [ ]

    X No Fried Foods [ ]

    X Meditation Daily [ ]

    X Yoga or Lifting [ ]

     

    ♡ WEEK 3 OF THE CLEANSE: 

    X No Caffeine [ ] 

    X Processed Carbs Once a Week [ ] 

    X No Fried Foods [ ]

    X Meditation Daily [ ]

    X Yoga or Lifting [ ]

     

    ♡ WEEK 4 OF THE CLEANSE: 

    X No Caffeine [ ]

    X Raw 'Til 4? [ ]

    X No Fried Foods [ ]

    X Meditation Daily [ ]

    x Yoga or Lifting [ ]

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  13. 13 hours ago, SaltyDragon said:

    We all need a good emotional release now and then – it sounds like it was good to you. I'm excited for you, and wish you strength and luck with your headstand!

     

    Yes, we all do! :) The occasions are sometimes rare to fully let go of the emotional built-up and yoga helps a lot with that. At least, it has for me. Thank you for the good vibes, I hope my Headstand will go smoothly. I might try to record my attempt. :) 

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  14. 3 minutes ago, Twilight said:

    It's my morning political post, yay.

     

    Swastikas, slurs, white power posters, and racists yelling horrible things to people on public transit. It's happening here in Toronto, and in Ottawa, and I'm sure elsewhere. A rabbi's house in Ottawa had a swastika and a slur spray painted on it last night. A man was taped yelling racist things on the streetcar here in Toronto last night. This is not a coincidence. Every time we remain silent, we encourage these people. We need to stand up to it at every turn. We need to protest, and loudly, and show them that the majority disagrees with them. You cannot remain passive or silent at a time like this. Don't put yourself in danger, but recognise where you have privilege that you can use to help others who do not. Use your privilege for good. Stand between the bigots and those they would harm. Don't be a bystander. It's really scary, but it's much worse for the people being targeted.

     

    Stretched last night. Didn't get enough sleep, so I slept in. Ukulele tonight.

     

     

    That is terrible and is angering me so much. I lived in Toronto, I love that city, it's somewhere I've always seen as safe and open-minded. This is scaring me a lot. 

     

    Wishing you a better end of your day. 2016 has brought some really dark times... 

  15. 16 minutes ago, Heidi said:

    The moon is indeed revealing so much and bringing into the light what we knew but didn't speak of.

    It was a powerful weekend for me as well, filled with lots of raw emotion.

     

    I'm so glad that you have let the yoga hold you.

    You deserve all the wonderful things, my dear.

     

    This is exactly how I felt. Thank you for bringing words to my feelings, sometimes I find it difficult to explain it. I am sending you lots of love. 

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  16. Shoes do make a difference, the sole of your old shoes could be a bit worn out as well which brings more impact to your feet. It's great to hear that the run felt better. I'm sure you will find time in week 3 to increase the mileage. 

     

    There definitely is improvement on Camel pose, especially with the top of the feet flat on the mat. Back bends are very challenging, so as you are aware, working on it slowly is the way to go. Good job! 

     

    I wish you a wonderful week 3. :) 

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  17. 15 hours ago, SaltyDragon said:

     

    The gift of extra time is truly a wonderful thing. Hope you made the most of it! And good job on the gym workouts – it sounds like you really enjoy them!

     

    It really is! I mean I need the money, but that extra time for my yoga practice was actually extremely beneficial. Thank you, it's weird how last month I could barely bring myself to the gym and now It's my main focus. My yoga practice is suffering a little but I guess it comes in cycles. :) 

     

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    Transfiguration

    Yesterday was an emotional day. As in, I couldn't stop my heart from feeling heavy and as soon as I started flowing on my yoga mat, to some extremely cheesy emo music, I couldn't stop crying. It felt amazing, though. I read into it and apparently the Super Moon brings a cycle of change and yesterday was extremely eye opening, I realized that some of the choices I've made weren't beneficial for my healing and were rather a superficial way of patching up the wounds. Anyway. The practice was amazing and I got into a little Crow, not in a beautiful form, but I held it for a while. Next time, I will try a Headstand for the first time in probably 3 months. 

     

    History of Magic

    I've written a little here and there. 500 words sometimes, 300 words once in a while. I'm nowhere near reaching my goal but it seems like time is getting away from me. 

     

    Defense Against the Dark Arts

    As I don't have a double-shift today, I will get to the gym after work. I will do the Legend of Zelda workout from NF. But I will also add some Barbell Squats and Glute Kickback. The end of my day will be spent watching my love, you know, the Moon. :) 

     

    (Not this Moon)

     

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  18. On 11/9/2016 at 0:56 PM, Heidi said:

    May the words flow from your soul and cleanse you along the way.

    I am settling into the idea that this is a time of teaching, and that I cannot fight, as there is, as always, no fight. There is only the tao, and the Way of the tao.

     

    From Ursula K. Le Guin's translation:

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    Sourceless

    The way is empty,

    used, but not used up.

    Deep, yes! ancestral

    to the ten thousand things.

     

    Blunting edge,

    loosing bond,

    dimming light,

    the way is the dust of the way.

     

    Quiet,

    yes, and likely to endure.

    Whose child? born

    before the gods.

     

     


     

    Everything Lao Tzu says is elusive. The temptation is to grasp at something tangible in the endlessly deceptive simplicity of the words. Even some of his finest scholarly translators focus on positive ethical or political values in the text, as if those were what’s important in it. And of course the religion called Taoism is full of gods, saints, miracles, prayers, tules, methods for securing riches, power, longevity, and so forth -- all the stuff that Lao Tzu says leads us away from the Way.

    In passages such as this one, I think it is the profound modesty of the language that offers what so many people for so many centuries have found in this book: a pure apprehension of the mystery of which we are part.

     

     

     

    This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you. I have so much left to learn in this life, keeping calm in moments of storm like this is difficult. Thank you for your kindness. :) 

     

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    Defense Against the Dark Arts:

    Class had to be held late at night yesterday because of an impromptu tea party with all my lovely fans. I slept though the class but the students made some good progress, or so I've been told. -Gilderoy Lockhart

     

    My shift ended earlier yesterday so I got to the gym around 9pm. I did different leg moves, to keep my body guessing. Glute Kickback, Leg Extension, Hamstring Curl were all exercises I hadn't done in a long while. I also added-in some Romanian Dumbbell Deadlifts but I do that every time so it's nothing new. It felt good. I was tired but once I started my routine, I got into a zone and really enjoyed my time. The stretches at the end were lovely. 

     

    Transfiguration:

    Hyrulian Yogi has missed many classes and therefore seems to be falling behind on her studies. Some extra tutoring sessions might be crucial in order for her to access the exams. -Minerva McGonagall 

     

    Amy Schumer has cancelled her shows, therefore is not coming to Montreal tonight, therefore my shift is cancelled, THEREFORE I will do yoga after my morning shift. I am beyond excited about this. I will link to the practice I will end up doing tonight. 

     

    My practice today was Strengthen and Lengthen by Yoga With Adriene. A beautiful practice who created fire in the core. 

     

    All the light and all the love my Druids. 

     

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  19. Oh how I love your energy and how you use your words. It's important to reach for your sponsor when you need it. My sister has been sober for 8 years now and I am so so proud of her. Going to meetings with her truly soothed me. 

     

    Have a beautiful weekend Heidi, you are amazing. 

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  20. 15 hours ago, Butternut said:

    Found ya!! Following. Love your avator too!

     

    Hiiiii, it's so nice to see you again! Thank you thank you. :) 

     

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    The Ministry has fallen... Good thing I'm pulling a double and won't have to think so much about the terrible decision that has been made politically. I am beyond sad. I kinda wish I had time for a yoga practice. Thursday will involve either some lifts or some yoga or both. At this point, I really need both. And a hug. Thank goodness I live in a country that has elected this cinnamon roll. 

     

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    Okay, sorry... back to the challenge now. 

     

    History of Magic:

    I wrote 965 words yesterday and I'm about to start writing a little. I'm on standby at work and have some time to do so, so I'll take advantage of that. :-) 

     

    Sending all my love to everyone. 

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