Epictetus wrote in the Enchiridion, “The things in our control are by nature free, unrestrained, unhindered.” We control our own actions, words, opinions, what we like, what we don’t like, and what we want. If we stick to what we control, he suggests, we are free of restraint. It is when we try to influence the things outside our control that we are trapped. It’s good advice. The difficulty is figuring out what we can control.
That’s been on my mind a lot. There’s a lot I don’t like happening, but what can I control? I can choose despair or resistance, that’s up to me. I need to focus on what I can do, not what I wish would happen. So even though I feel like kicking more than an exercise bag, I will instead focus my mind and my heart on resisting despair.
This month’s Collabor88 theme is Chic Gym and Purple Poses sure delivered a one-two-kick-punch salvo with their SportTime pose props. I am using the single poses. There are some hubba-hubba poses in the couples set. Those Starlight Sneakers from Baiastice are pretty hubba-hubba too.
My workout is at the gym designed by Soy for the reach4it yoga and gym down the street next to the Ballet Academy.
You will get a real workout there, believe me. unKindness provided a lot of the exercise mats and equipment. When you’re doing those crunches, you will understand their name.
My hair sure does fly around when I exercise. Thankfully Tableau Vivant has taken care of that with several options.
Working out does not mean looking bad, thanks to Hucci!!!
Yummy and Noodles provide some adorable exercise safe jewelry and Glam Affair’s light, clean makeup is perfect for working up a sweat without being a mess.
Clothing: ::HH:: Hucci Oroville Top – Collection (Lara) at Collabor88
::HH:: Hucci Perdizes Shorts – Collection (Lara) at Collabor88
Shoes: Baiastice_Starlight Sneakers-Glitter Silver-Maitreya at Collabor88
Jewelry: (Yummy) Boxing Gloves Charm – Silver at Collabor88
Noodles – Ballet Choker Black at Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ Side pony & locks at Collabor88
Tableau Vivant \ Pony High at Collabor88
Poses: in furnishes and props, plus adorkable
Appliers: Glam Affair Ravenna Applier America at Collabor88
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V3.5 Lara
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Relaxed
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Bag
Juicy – Meghan Shape // Cajsa Simone Bento (new)
Juicy – Meghan Brows // LeLutka Simone Bento
HUDS: .LeLutka.Simone 2.0.HUD
AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock
Location: Fanatik Architecture London Winter Roads
@Percent by Plato Novo – Angular Desk, bookshelves and chair
Trompe Loeil Billiards Dresser
Lat Pull Down Machine by Minotaurus Merlin
Barnesworth Anubis Salon Wall
All at Collabor88
Soy the Studio with mirror and ballet barre
Second Spaces Chic Gym Sideboard – manatee grey
unKindness Spiritual Gangster Sign, Vibes and Tribes Sign, Mat Crates Relax, Peace, and Calm, Yoga Mats
Purple Poses SportTime Single poses props
The Loft Yoga Studio Set
Pilot Pilates Mat Rack, Medicine Ball Rack, Stability Ball Rack, Balance Trainer, Battle Ropes and Sweat is Fat Crying sign
Nomad Ballet Academy