Monday, May 5, 2014

Sanuk :: Never An Uncomfortable Moment

Finding time to exercise and stay fit, while working long hours day in and day out, is always a challenge. While I encounter plenty of awkward and uncomfortable moments throughout the day and I am perfectly fine dealing with these emotionally uncomfortable encounters, nothing affects me more than being physically uncomfortable.

After considering a few different types of exercise options, I settled on a month-long trial to a local Bikram yoga studio. While I have practiced traditional yoga, nothing had prepared me for the intensity of the extreme heat. Imagine a room heated to roughly 110 degrees and filled with sweaty people - I felt uncomfortable through almost all of my senses mainly touch and smell.

After going the first week or so, I wanted to quit because everything just felt so uncomfortable. My body wasn't adapting to the heat like everyone said it would, and I found myself anxious whenever 6:00 p.m. would roll around because that would be my queue to leave the office for the yoga studio. But why don't I just stop going? The thought had crossed my mind, but I had paid for a one-month membership already! And that's when I remembered something that someone had said a long time ago: "Yoga is about the body, but more so about the mind."

I realized that my physical discomfort was affecting my mental & emotional comfort, which meant that my mental & emotional state could potentially affect my physical comfort for the better. I started taking time before and after yoga to clear my mind and relax my emotions - stresses that would have been on my mind before were completely gone and instead I was focused on controlling my mind and my body. Slowly but surely, the physical discomfort I was feeling the first week or so had slowly started to fade and I could feel myself feeling more and more excited to go to my Bikram yoga class everyday. 

And now, months after I started this journey, I am completely comfortable every time 6:00 p.m. rolls around. I feel myself emotionally prepared prior to my yoga classes, and in turn I feel physically comfortable even if the yoga room becomes extra hot once in a while. I can safely say that I've 'owned' this uncomfortable moment and will be looking forward to trying new things, even if they are initially out of my comfort zone!

Life is full of awkward, embarrassing and downright tricky moments. But when you wear Sanuk shoes, you'll be perfectly comfortable handling the kinds of situations that make others cringe. Find a pair that makes you comfortable at

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sanuk via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sanuk.


  1. Love your bag!! It is soa cute :)


  2. It's super hard to exercise after work. You've been under so much stress whole day and after that instead of going home, you push your body to the limit. You're a bad ass for finding your inner peace and comfort and exercising after work, you go girl! :D

  3. nice style!! ; ]


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  4. This is such a great look for a brunch date with friends! Love your blush sweater and your flats are uber feminine and chic! Lovely styling - you nailed it!

  5. Such a nice look :) Simple and chic<3 Yoga is a wonderful exercise, especially when you can keep your mind and body relaxed. I remember practicing yoga before and it was surely difficult and uncomfortable when I was uncomfortable with the setting and learning style, but we changed instructors and we had the lights off, with the light shining on the instructor who spoke calmly. I really enjoyed yoga :) It's great that you're finally getting your mind to peace! x

    Chic Nikkie

  6. These shoes are so adorable! I absolutely love Sanuk shoes they are so comfortable and have super cute designs!