Take Time to Yawn

Today, a lovely woman named Jenna, who showed us some amazing arm movements, said something that struck me.  She asked us an important question, “Does anyone take time to yawn?” We are all so busy that we don’t even have time to take a nice deep breath, stretch out and take time for ourselves.

Especially, as women, we are always multitasking and taking care of many things.  When we’re done with our days, we wonder where the time has gone and we flop into the bed, filled with worry and wonder about all the other tasks we have to complete.  We have careers to balance, housework, errands, extracurriculars and we rarely take time to take good care of ourselves.

Tonight, after my workout, I walked home with my dear friend, Donnell Adler, and then waited in Madison Square Park for Ray to meet me.  We sat on a bench for a while and took the photo above in the Park.  We decided to do a little impromtu date night and ended up at our favorite diner, Lyric.  Then we took a little stroll around the city and talked for a while.  It was nice to take a little time from our hectic schedules just to enjoy ourselves without any outside distractions.

Breakfast: Cheese Crepe with Apples and Cinnamon.

Lunch:  Turkey and Cheddar Muffin, melted in the oven, of course!

Dinner: Spinach Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken and Feta Cheese. Tonight, I had a challenge with eating when I ate away from home. I dined out with Ray, but I’m happy to say that I only ate a 1/3 of the salad.  Even though it was VERY difficult to leave this delicious salad mostly uneaten, I managed to pull together the will power to do it.  It was so great to have a night out with the hubby and a good, long conversation.


Wow, Mary, I had no idea that even ventilators can do that or that you would set it up to do that! Amazing. I guess yawning is even more important than I thought.

mary zukowski
mary zukowski

Misia, a yawn is so important that in the ICU when patients are on ventilators we set the ventilators to give the patient a "yawn" every 2 hours or so. Love the blog!