Monthly Archives: March 2011

on the 4th day of yoga/veg month my stomach said to me…….

I’m making on of my favourite quick skillet meals. I used extra firm, pressed organic tofu, heated up with 1 Tbsp of sesame oil until it’s a little crispy. Add whatever favourite veggies are in the fridge and presto. I’m starving tonight. This routine of work-all-day followed by straight-to-yoga is taking up my entire evenings, getting home anywhere between 9 and 10:45pm. In one way, it’s helping me be entirely focused on healthy eating and preventing me from getting bored which begets mindless munching at home, but, I’m so tired by the time I get home that I have a quick bite and go straight to bed. My lunch meals aren’t prepped properly and I seem to be opting for veggies and dip or hummus instead of a balanced meal. So, heading into week 2, I’m going to try to set aside a half hour each day dedicated to getting organized in meal prep. That might mean that one day I plan the meals and make a shopping list, the next day I might cook a big meal, another day I might spend making my lunch meals, but how ever it works out, by the end of the week I will feel more in control and prepared.

nom nom…. Dinner time.

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Ready! Set! OM! – Mountain Pose

Building Foundation:

As this month is entirely inspired by the practice of yoga, I’m going to journal my way through it, to try to make that connection between mind, body and “spirit”. Spirit is a hard one for me. Concepts of things I can do, see, or feel (emotionally)  are easy for me to grasp and process, to adapt to even, but the “OM” and the “breathing out stress” ? It’s all so…. so wishy-washy, and yet, from the outside looking in it seems so peaceful. It makes me wish I could make that connection but it’s just not there for me (as of yet). Anyways, I’m not concerned about that right now. On day one of my challenge I decided to focus on “foundation”, rooting down, feeling strong, standing strong, finding the even balance in my toes, my legs, my lower back, shoulders, neck to the crown of my head. As I stood in Mountain pose and concentrated on how I felt, I just felt heavy. I felt fat, I felt the weight my body is trying to lug around and I wished it just wasn’t there. Not like I was hating myself, just much more aware of the situation. Feeling every inch of what I don’t want to carry, and imagining a life with out it.  I made a mental list of things that I’m really not happy with and only things that CAN be changed, the areas where the inches CAN be lost.

Tummy, hips, arms, sideboobs (you know, where your boobs kind of sag into your armpits).

I still feel strong, I still feel focused and overall balanced, but what would it feel like without these 40lbs hanging on my body. How would running 10km feel? how will it feel to slip into my favourite pair of jeans and not have to suck in that last breath to do up the button? how will it make me feel to wear a tank top with out covering up my arms?

So, as I stand in mountain pose, I feel my foundation, I stand a little taller and a little stronger. This is my starting point and from here I move into the next step.

What are you eating?

In lieu of starting my 30 day challege today, I’m having a vegetarian burrito. I have tried a few of the Amy’s brand products, when in a pinch for something hot a tasty and really don ‘t feel like making anything.

Thumbs up. Although it’s not you regular cheapo burrito, it’s woth the extra dollars. Amy’s always uses mostly organic products and makes vegetarian meals taste yummy.

I’m glad I had this in the freezer to grab on my way out but it’s still not home made which I would prefer. Tonight I plan on making some kind of stirfry and pack some lunches for the week.

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