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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"The Practice of Choga"

Before we get into "The Practice of Choga"- I wanted to take a minute and apologize. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to blogging and all of you! The computer virus and issues I had, I think, are all cleared up now. I am still tentative about believing my computer is fixed completely as I type this. Cause honestly, the virus I caught was cra-zy and this machine has been WHACK for weeks now!! Sending funky messages out and allowing all kinds of Spam in. Seriously, I had no idea how many Viagra spammers there are out there. Dang!!!

 For those of my followers that don't know this about Jaybird, I sorely lack the computer gene that so many of the young kids seem to be born with today.  Trouble-shooting, has never been my strong suit. I can barely operate the computer and this blog when they are healthy,  much less when it has a problem. Thankfully, I am related to a stand-up IT guy (my brother Chris). He travels a lot though and I had to wait for my own personal "Geek Squad" to come to the rescue. I plan on making my way around the blog list and trying to play catch up. I am sure  I missed out on some good news/announcements and other cool stuff over the past few weeks and I apologize  for that. Bear with me please, as I try to catch up. Thanks!

Recently, a girlfriend of mine started a yoga class on Thursday nights at my church. Years ago, when my kids were little and so was my waist, I used to practice yoga. The girls and I loved the mommy and me classes. Nowadays, I am not in such great shape. Oh, I'm sure I could twist my fat self into a few of those old yoga positions, but I would most likely get stuck in them.  Since it is a good friend of mine that is teaching, I was contemplating giving it a go anyhow. I was kind of hesitating over my calendar, and penciling in the class, when my daughter Franchesca saw me and asked me what I was doing. (It is not uncommon for me to stand still and stare off into space with a blank expression on my face for long periods of time. Sometimes, I need the girls to shake me out of one of my "thinking trances")  I told Franchesca what I was thinking about- and what were her thoughts on it. She laughed and said,

 "Mom, if we go back they'll have to change the name to CHOGA, cause that's what we'd practice".
"What's Choga?"  I asked.
"CHUBBY YOGA!"   CHOGA!! I died laughing. That's the best name for it, ever. I love that kid for telling it like it is and keeping it real for me. I think I am going to make up matching t-shirts for us that say CHOGA on them. Hey, you never know, this new practice might catch on!! LOL

What do you think? Anyone else down for practicing CHOGA?  Would you buy a t-shirt? How about any of  my middle-age Peeps out there- have you ever gone  back to something you used to do and have to re-learn how to do it?  And how's everyone been? Any good news you want to share with Jaybird?

40 comments:

  1. Choga, I love it. Such a great name! You should definitely go if it's something you want to do :)

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    1. Not sure if I waaaant to exercise, like, ever. More like, I want to support myfriend. And if I have to exercise to do it, ugh, I guess I'll do it. Isn't that awful?

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  2. Lol! I've never tried yoga, but my husband and I have talked about it recently. Maybe I should try some choga! ;-)

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    1. I sure hope this chub can be bent and twisted. Cause, there are a whole lot of yoga poses that require twisting like a pretzel!!

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  3. Choga. That's funny! I wish I could do yoga, but I have a rod in my back that says, "No, no, no." Haha! How luck for you having a brother who is computer savvy.

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    1. Aw, Chrys, sorry to hear about that rod in your back! That would definitely make yoga difficult.

      And oh man, I don't know what the heck I would do without my bro Chris. He is amazing. I have no idea how we are related, cause I have no clue what I'm doing on this computer.

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  4. Choga, that's great! I could go for some choga. And I hope the computer is fixed and stays fixed. Viruses are no fun.

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    1. Stupid virus sent out nasty messages to my mom and dad!! How freaking embarrassing. I have no clue how that happened. Fingers crossed it's all gone now.

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  5. No, no, no! No yoga, or choga, or doga* of any kind for this guy. I look awkward and clunky enough doing regular workouts... I don't even want to imagine what I look like trying to do something like putting my legs behind my head. Choga's a great name, though.

    *yoga with your dog

    Regardless, welcome back!

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    1. Yoga is not really my thing. Like I said, I used to do it when the kids were little. Now, I'm not sure if it's entirely possible for all of this to get into some of those old positions. I really am afraid I will get stuck that way. Kind of like making a funny face and screwing up your eyeballs- what if I get stuck like that? Can you imagine the EMT's face? LOL

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  6. I tried Choga on my Wii once. Even the Mii people laughed at me and told me my balance sucked.

    I have the same computer ineptitude and tendency to stare off into space. I'm pretty sure people think I'm either a drunk or an epileptic.

    Glad you're back! Thanks Chris!

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    1. Thanks to Chris I didn't lose my "mother" board. Which I now know is a bad, bad thing. Thank God that kid can help me out whenever something goes cray.

      My balance, strength and overall ability to move my body is pretty much shot. I just hope I don't get stuck in a compromising position. That, would be too embarrassing to overcome.

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  7. Choga is a great title for practicing yoga at this stage of life. Very bright child.

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    1. Thanks Susan. I think she is in a much better position than me to do it. She is not quite as "chubby" as her momma.

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  8. Choga - funny!
    What would you call it for guys without a limber bone in their body?

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    1. I'd have to ask her that. She is a crack up, that's for sure. I don't know how she comes up with this stuff. But she nailed it.

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  9. I'm all in for choga! I would rock that class. :)

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    1. Chubby yoga girls unite!! I think my daughter might just be onto something...

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  10. Hey, put me down for one of those shirts. I am so glad the virus was in the computer and not you.

    I went back to the pool today with some friends and the good news is I'm still vertical. I was afraid it was gonna kick my butt.

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    1. So happy to hear that you are up and about!! And yeah, for once it wasn't me that was sick!! Woot woot. And I'll tell Frankie you're all in for CHOGA.

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  11. Never tried yoga, I know a lot of people into that zumba thing

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    1. I have tried Zumba. It is more like dancing than exercising, and very fun. Although, I can only do so much before my body gives out. My mind is willing, but the "body" is weak!!

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  12. LOL! I love it!!! Laughing…

    I'm totally into Yoga… I don't do it regularly, but I love it. And boo on computer issues!!!

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    1. Glad to hear it!! My girlfriend is an amazing person and so up-lifting. I am sure she will run a fantastic class. Even with her yoga-challenged chubby friend tagging along.

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  13. Choga!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! And I would totally buy a shirt! I went back to yoga... or in your daughters naming of it... Choga and I loved it. I also went back to running, asthma and all. I never thought I would ever run a straight mile again in my live unless I was being chased by zombies but I did it and I didn't die! Bonus: chocolate tastes way better after working out!

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    1. I really need to find some medium of exercise that doesn't kill me and I could still do. Right now, the only thing that fits the bill is walking. But it's better than nothing, right? Ironically, the most I've walked recently was on Halloween!! Ha. This chub is motivated by chocolate. Walk on a little further for a Snickers, sure, why not? LOL

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  14. Choga might be the the closest thing to exercise that I might actually try. Go for it! If you do sell T-Shirts try to use a site that accepts PayPal so I can get one.

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    1. I will let you know if we put them up online. I might just make a couple for the pair of us. Maybe I might make some and raffle them off- as a little prize. We'll see!!

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  15. Choga! Awesome! *LOL* I've been contemplating the same thing. As a family holiday gift, we're getting a family membership at the YMCA. My little guy loves to swim and this will keep him happy through the winter. One of the free classes the Y offers is a yoga class. I'd much rather go to Choga!

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    1. I need to do something. My girls just ended their sports, and I don't want them to get out shape in the off season. Of course, in my case, it's ALWAYS off season, lol.

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  16. I will attend every virtual Choga lesson!!

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  17. I love yoga, but it's just so darn expensive to attend classed, at least here in Michigan. I do it some on my own, but there's nothing like being in that peaceful environment of a class!

    I'm sure they have chubby yoga somewhere, although I doubt they realized what a cool name they could have for it, ha ha :)

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    1. Hi Kinley! Did I fail to mention the best part about this class? She is giving it at my church, so it's totally free!!! Wish you lived closer so you could take advantage of that.

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  18. Lol, choga is funny. I tried yoga once - my balance is not good, so I fell over a lot more than I got into position. I ended up in the corner, giggling happily to myself :-)

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    1. I told my friend how uneasy I was about attending her class, because I'm such a dork and so out of shape, she told me I could even take her yoga class while sitting in a chair. Gotta love that girl, she is so kind to me!! My balance is no where near where it should be. I'm hoping (after time) I might gain some back? Who knows- I very well may wind up in the corner laughing to myself too!!!

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  19. I'm pretty sure that should become a thing. Really. People should start saying CHOGA. So good!

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    1. I think I'm going to have to make it a "thing"- for me and my daughter. We love to joke around. I am going to have her design the art for those shirts and I'll post it here for all to see. Maybe even do a little giveaway.

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  20. If I did CHOGA, I'm pretty sure I'd embarrass myself. Not only would I fall over, but I'm probably accidentally rip a big one doing one of those poses. My wife is a yoga instructor. Yeah, she makes me sick too. Lol

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    1. Jay- I embarrass my fat self just about every day. Doing yoga is just another indiginity I will surely suffer through. But I do just about anything for my friends. That's what friends are for, right?

      And dude- kudos to your wife. Yoga is no joke. Some of the positions they get into are like a damn pretzel! It's cra-zy.

      *PS: Ripping a big one is actually another great fear of mine for attending this class. Honestly I don't know how I'd ever live that down in my circle of friends!!

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