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Jefferson, Georgia, United States
Hello everybody, I am Heather. I love yoga, food and loud rock shows. I am here to lead you on a lifestyle that will have your soul shining! P.S. Cancer Sucks!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wellness Challenge

I have decided to start a wellness challenge at Soul Shine. It will be good for me and you. We can all participate even if you do not attend classes at Soul Shine. If you do attend Soul Shine, the grand prize is a free unlimited month pass! Whoo Hoo!

This is not going to be your typical weight loss challenge. I hope we can all shed a few pounds if we need to, but I want to focus on WELLNESS.

The categories will go somethin' like this...
Yoga classes
Yoga at home
Cardio exercise
Going vegetarian for a day
Going without dairy for a day
Getting outside
Reading a book that has nothing to do with self improvement
Reading a book that does involve self improvement
Quiet Time & Meditation
Trying something new
Spending 10 minutes alone in the morning, just breathing and getting ready for the day (no tv, Internet...)
Going without TV for a day
Playing a game (cards, tag, golf...let your inner child out!)
Random acts of kindness

You will get a point for everything you do and the person with the most points will win. I am thinking it will last a month - starting August 1st!


Love & Light

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ahhh...Sweet Relief

Hello energy
Hello sun
Hello light

Hello friends

Honestly, lately I have been down and out - way too busy for one human being to be and I ran myself into the ground. My head felt like pancake batter. My body feels heavy and cumbersome - unless I am practicing yoga asanas, then I feel good. I also found out that I have a B vitamin deficiency - what a relief! I thought I was just tired, dizzy and more tired just because I was so busy. Now I am getting B vitamin shots and I feel so much better. Its only a temporary fix though, I still need to supplement with oral vitamins and such. I am also adding more B to my diet with fortified foods. Since most of the foods that have these energy boosters in it are yucky - like liver, gag, even when I ate meat, I did not eat organs...gag again...so that is out of the question. Eggs and cheese have lots of Beeees in them, so that is handy for me since I love both.

I have missed blogging. I am committing to blogging 2 - 3 times a week now. I am seriously also working on yoga videos. I know, I know - you have heard this before, but I am serious! I just need to figure out the sound situation...the studio is like a very deep cave with a very bad echo - so I am going to have to do something about that. If you have any ideas let me know.

I am also on a journey of cleansing and hopefully in the process losing 20 - 30 LBS. I will be the first to admit that when my schedule got crazy, my diet got sloppy. Eating out a LOT, BK veggie burgers and fries, beer, frosty Pina Coladas at the beach, fried crab claws...goodness, I am getting hungry. Let me wipe the drool off my chin

Anyway...the above mentioned nasty, yet delicious, food is the reason I am cleansing. So, no beer. Sigh. Only goooood food, fresh veggies, brown rice, eggs, almond butter, berries etc...that I am not so sad about. But honestly - beer is the devil on one's waist line. Plus I am sure my liver will appreciate a break.

So, here I am, being totally open and honest with you about my weight. I will get into more details later about emotional eating, diet pills, food, recipes and such. I hope you will hang out with me on this journey.

Namaste, Love & Light,