Amy Elias Kornfeld, my new yoga teacher, is going to help me “to align with the divine.”

We’re starting slowly.

I took my first yoga class with Amy and I am no longer allowed to use the F word (fat) or the O word (old.)

If I do use disparaging language to talk about myself, I am to say the following: I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.

I was inspired by Amy to do yoga at home. Jimmy took a few pictures of me. I am not the woman he married, in terms of body type. So to Jimmy, I also say: I’m sorry, please forgive me, I love you, thank you for not using the F word to describe me, and thank you for taking this blurry picture.