We all have those days. Yesterday was one of those days for me.

For those of you who remember the leak debacle we went through in the Summer of 2012 when we moved into our new build. The leak that found us having a waterfall in our kitchen above the pantry, leading to our ensuite shower being ripped out, mold in the kitchen, and needing a good majority of the cabinetry and drywall ripped out. A very frustrating time in our lives to say the least, but one we were learning to look back on and laugh.

Some of the damage from the leak this time last year.
Some of the damage from the leak this time last year.


Would you believe it if I told you we found another leak?

Yep. Another one.

The culprit? Once again the  ensuite shower. Only this time the leak is leading into what is soon-to-be the baby’s nursery. So far the builder has ripped out some of the carpet in the nursery, cut out a ton of drywall and removed all the insulation from the affected area.

The damage in the soon-to-be nursery. More drywall has yet to be taken out.
The damage in the soon-to-be nursery. More drywall has yet to be taken out.

And now we wait….

We wait for our ensuite shower to be ripped out once again, and the situation to be rectified. To say I’m annoyed would be an understatement. I’m a heck of a lot more than annoyed, but at the same time I’m trying to make light of the situation. I’m glad we located this problem before the baby arrives. I really hope it can be fixed before then.

If you know me well… You know that when I’m really upset or frustrated I release my frustration by either cleaning or working out. Last night was no different. As soon as my husband arrived home from work I barricaded myself in my master bedroom with my weights, yoga mat and the Vinyasa Prenatal Yoga DVD.

My husband can attest for just how moody I was when he got home last night, I’m sure he was thankful that I bailed the moment he walked through the door to find an escape, fight stress and find serenity through exercise.

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“Vinyasa yoga is a discipline that utilizes postures and breathing techniques. This form of yoga offers a range of health benefits to those who practice it, as it encompasses all areas of mind, body and spirit.” – Fit Day

Vinyasa Yoga is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. This was the main reason that this was  my workout of choice yesterday evening. Being someone who is not at all flexible I always find yoga to be challenging. I needed that extra bit of challenge. It made for  a great distraction. That being said – yesterday was meant to be my rest day, so I only participated in a 15 minute short form version of my DVD program, as I didn’t want to push my body over the limit and risk injury. The Vinyasa Yoga program I use offers 4 options: 15, 30, 45 & 75 minute. I followed up the 15 minute yoga practice with 5 minutes of relaxation. The relaxation was very soothing for my not only my body, but also for my mind. It helped me find serenity and come out of my funk. Even if only just temporarily.

Not only has the great workout helped me refocus my mind and energy, but also my kids smiling faces and the kicking baby in utero have as well! I have so much to be thankful for and look forward to. As much of nuisance that this leak is I really can’t complain when I focus on the big picture! Sometimes you just need to find your escape to realize that.

Life is good.

Disclosure: I received a copy of Jennifer More’s Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are those of my own.

2 Comments on Fight Stress & Find Serenity with Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga

  1. Brandy
    October 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Can’t believe you found another leak. But it will be taken care of soon and then you get to cuddle with that new baby of yours!

    Good for you for finding something to calm your body and your mind!

    • Nicole
      October 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm (4 years ago)

      I still can’t believe it either, Brandy! Who would have thought?!
      There is definitely so much to look forward to. So what if the plans to start planning out and decorating the nursery have been put on hold. It will all pan out in due time, and that’s what matters right! 🙂


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