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Couples Yoga! #PSPfit

February 23 2015 | CeCe Olisa

Mr. Man told me to be ready at 4:30 for my Valentine’s Day surprise. Just as I was putting the finishing touches on my outfit (thanks to everyone who helped me choose!) he called me and said “whatever you’re wearing take it off, pack it in a bag for later and put on some workout clothes.”

An hour and a subway ride later, he walked me into a yoga studio with roses and candles everywhere… my Valentine’s Day surprise was a couples yoga class!

Let me start by saying that Mr. Man is not the “yoga type” at all. I’ve suggested that he come to a yoga class with me and he wasn’t completely thrilled with the idea. I actually didn’t even know couples yoga was a thing, but I guess he’d been researching it on the low *cheesy grin*

Doing a Yoga practice with my honey was a really cool experience, using him for balance and deeper stretches made the session really impactful. I was able to get into certain poses more easily because he was there with me. Its definitely something I’d do again.

Something I shared with the #PSPfit bootcamp babes is that even though our fitness journey begins and ends with us, there are times when the people we’re in relationships with need to be involved with what we’re doing. Maybe its asking a friend to go walking instead of going to Happy Hour, asking a spouse to find room in the budget for our gym membership or asking coworkers to order you a fruit tray instead of a birthday cake. Sometimes we need to tell the people in our lives what we need from them to help us stay on our path… it can be awkward to ask, but the people who truly love us will always be happy to help us do/be better.

In my case, I was finding that Mr. Man is super supportive and always behind me as I go deeper into my #PSPfit lifestyle, but every once in a while I need him next to me. The fact that he chose V-Day to show his solidarity to my healthy curves journey was just… everything.

At the end of this weeks vlog, you’ll see the Valentine’s Day dress I chose and my giddy face at our couples yoga session… Subscribe to my YouTube channel here

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10 responses on “Couples Yoga! #PSPfit

  1. Alison

    Best Valentine’s Day Ever!! I love this story. I was staring down a month’s worth of extra responsibilities at work, and my partner thought he’d support me with a bag full of goodies from Trader Joe’s. I hurt his feelings when I rejected them, which was awful, but he proved wonderfully supportive and resilient. He separates the gummy bears, flax seed chips, and the like into snack-sized portions and leaves me a treat around 3 pm in my workroom mailbox. It was hard and uncomfortable to have that conversation — brutal and honest and no way around it. Now, we are stronger as a couple, and I am really thankful to be with someone who listens and cares. When I put myself in his shoes, I am even more impressed that he didn’t feel hurt or attacked … or that he did, but he also saw how I felt the same way.

  2. allison.bigelow@gmail.com

    Best Valentine’s Day Ever!! I love this story. I was staring down a month’s worth of extra responsibilities at work, and my partner thought he’d support me with a bag full of goodies from Trader Joe’s. I hurt his feelings when I rejected them, which was awful, but he proved wonderfully supportive and resilient. He separates the gummy bears, flax seed chips, and the like into snack-sized portions and leaves me a treat around 3 pm in my workroom mailbox. It was hard and uncomfortable to have that conversation — brutal and honest and no way around it. Now, we are stronger as a couple, and I am really thankful to be with someone who listens and cares. When I put myself in his shoes, I am even more impressed that he didn’t feel hurt or attacked … or that he did, but he also saw how I felt the same way.

  3. Jennifer Sawyer

    How cute is that. I think its a great present. Bae and I do yoga. I’m just do what I can to stay as I am if anything and he has yet to find himself on what he needs to look like. I personally think he’s fine and he runs. Only him lol. I like to dance and crazy stuff and it’s not on a routine. Anywho he went to Pilates with me and yoga and it was beyond funny. I went for the outfit I just got and he went because him being in pain cracks me up.

  4. emikoftokyo@gmail.com

    How cute is that. I think its a great present. Bae and I do yoga. I’m just do what I can to stay as I am if anything and he has yet to find himself on what he needs to look like. I personally think he’s fine and he runs. Only him lol. I like to dance and crazy stuff and it’s not on a routine. Anywho he went to Pilates with me and yoga and it was beyond funny. I went for the outfit I just got and he went because him being in pain cracks me up.

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