I know I shouldn't have favorites when it comes to WCW, BUTTTTTTT Jaime is my spirit animal. We were lucky enough to cross paths in Upstate NY, doing yoga, obviously! Jaime is also connected to me literally!! When I was in the process of leaving my career as a counselor to teach yoga full time she continually said, "follow your arrow!!" And so, one day, down here in Florida, when i opened my eyes to realize that I had followed my arrow, I got a tattoo, of an arrow! I love her so much!!! She and her whole family, even Dolly her dog are some of my favorite people and I am so thankful she took time out of her schedule to answer these questions. You may remember her from last Holiday season. She and I created a Self Care Christmas Advent, and we're doing it again this year so GET READY! It starts mid December, stay tuned! For now, check out this AMAZING woman and her advice on this week's #WCW.
What line of work are you currently in?
I work as a high school guidance counselor in Saratoga Springs, NY. The same high school I graduated from in 2008! I am also a certified vinyasa yoga instructor, and teach yoga at The Hot Yoga Spot.
What is your best piece of health advice for women?
- Do what is right for you. Educate yourself, try different things, and do what is right for you and your body. I spent years as an athlete, only caring about cardio, while eating a low fat diet which included highly processed food. Then I became a yoga instructor and had this voice in the back of my mind saying AHIMSA! You have do do no harm. You have to be a vegetarian. So then I tried to be a vegetarian for a few months. None of these were working for me. In addition, I have friends who are marathon runners, so I thought I could force my body into running, that if I just pushed through the pain in my hips and back, I would eventually reach running nirvana... which never happened. I finally, currently feel happy and comfortable in a combination of practicing many types of yoga, HIIT/bootcamp classes, and walking, with a paleo based diet. I may follow this forever. This may change in 4 months or 10 years. But right now, this is what is working for me. despite what other people think or do. It's about following your arrow with confidence. Cheering each other on rather than judging someone else's health/lifestyle choices.
-Lindsay Pirozzi. Purposefully Yogini Blog, 11/29/17