Friday, July 30, 2010
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 at home
Going vegetarian for a day
Going without dairy for a day
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
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,