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Shawnee

Salem, Oregon
The Ex-Perfectionist is a blog about my journey of learning to live life imperfectly. On this voyage, I'll attempt to allow myself to do my best in weight loss, exercise, diet, and life in general. Most importantly I'll be learning to love myself as I am. Please visit my health and wellness blog... Full Bio
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Yoga Challenge Check In by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Checking in. I’ve failed to get back in the MJ Experience grove. I did my prenatal yoga class last night. Worked on chest openers. Also got a good work out on t ... Read on »
21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day um? by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sometimes I wonder why I sign up or commit to things like this. It never fails that life gets in the way and foils my attempt at success. After my health scare the nu ... Read on »
Day 3: Check! by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living 20 Minutes of MJ: Check 20 Minutes of yoga: Check 5 Minutes of Meditation/Pranyama: Check Since being pregnant, I’ve added in the usage of one of those big bal ... Read on »
Day 2: 21 Day Yoga Challenge by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If I learned anything from my year-long yoga teacher training it’s that some days all you can do is go to your mat. You might not do any physical practice that day, but yo ... Read on »
21 Day Yoga Challenge by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I ain’t no holla back girl!  But sometimes the blog just speaks to me. Today marks day 1 of Yogajournal.com’s 21 Day Yoga Challenge .  Each day Yoga Journal will pro ... Read on »
Blog be gone by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living No longer in the mood to blog.  Perhaps in the future after I have established a couple yoga jobs, I may feel the need to market myself via social media.  Also, I may even ... Read on »
Searching for New Simplicity. Found in Socca. by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Scrambled egg with red onions, green pepper, salsa verde and tapatillo sauce rolled up in a Socca. Simplicity. One would think this is a word that carries m ... Read on »
Geeked out for Harry Potter by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Bellatrix Lestrange Tee makes its debut.  I tried to get the hubby to take a photo of me doing the Tree Pose (aka Whomping Willow Pose) in this outfit.  I think tha ... Read on »
Worm Face: A Nerd’s Revenge by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Prompt:  That was the last time he would say that to anyone. (From Adammaxwell.com ) Exercise: Write a short fictional story with a beginning, middle and end in 15-20 ... Read on »
Heaven. by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today’s writing prompt from writingfix.com , using their awesome random writing prompt generator.  The prompt:  “What SHOULD Heaven be like?  Everyone has an image of ... Read on »
In the absence of “Be” verbs: A South Dakotan Adventure by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Fiction holds a special place in my heart and be verbs are like toe nails on pavement. If you were an English major or took writing classes, you probably remember the ... Read on »
Just Being by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On the commute to work this morning I found myself making a mental list of things to do at home tonight.  I ended my to-do with the dreaded dishes.  “But it won’t be that ... Read on »
Rise: OneWord writing prompt by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m transitioning my blog into more of a writing blog (with plans of moving my blog to an entirely different website in about 6 months or so).  For those of you who don’t ... Read on »
Remember the clause… by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I wrote a clause in my “about” section stating my blog is: Subject to change. Subject to me deciding I am never going to blog again. Ok.  So I haven’t de ... Read on »
Dreeeeam. Dream. Dream. Dream. by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” – Henry David Thoreau My unconscious dreams I mostly dream about normal things.  You know: hiding from Zombies in ... Read on »
Eat More Seaweed by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My step-sister once tricked me into believing the dried seaweed she held in her hand was good.  Even though it happened about 17 years ago I still distinctly rememb ... Read on »
Girls they wanna have fu-un by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The experts say resting, relaxing, eating the right foods, and moderate exercise are key to the healing process for Hashimoto’s/Hypothyroidism. But they left off spending ... Read on »
Three Meal Ideas by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This post is brought to you by I-haven’t-posted-a-food-blog-in-a-month Tuesday. A month ago…ok may be two months ago, foodbuzz sent me several Tostitos All Natural D ... Read on »
Stumble of the Week and Award Winners by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I absolutely love StumbleUpon .  Aside from caffeine, it’s probably the most addicting thing I’ve come across.  Have you been? Do you know how it works?  Set up a p ... Read on »
May the 4th be with you: It’s with me. by Shawnee Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today is my birthday.  I am twenty and seven years.  Since my blogging beginning, I have posted my yearly goals along with what I acheived the year prior.  See last year’s ... Read on »