Wow! I’ve taken some days off of blogging, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been active in taking care of myself. Just a recap of my weekend. We went to Myrtle Beach as a family, and had a great time. I did a lot of laying out and swimming with Sydney and hubs. We had a great time! My eating was not great, mostly because I was tempted so much by heavy, carbohydrate laden, unhealthy food. Ugh! So I had to really make it up yesterday and today.
Yesterday was a fantastic day! I watched the kiddos, ate great meals, including a smoothie for breakfast, a huge salad for lunch, and then a sandwich and salad for dinner. I drank tons of water during the day, as I generally do, but I had a very great reason for doing so! I went to Dunn, NC, to a small yoga studio called Firefly Yoga and Dance, for Hot Yoga. If you’ve never heard of Hot Yoga, then allow me to explain just a bit. Close your eyes and picture this: a darkened room with candles burning, curtains drawn, giving a red glow to the room, sweat rolling off the body, heat, immense amounts of heat, to the tune of 100 plus degrees, deepened poses, breath, trusting the body, learning to feel comfortable in the intense heat of the room. In the end, I felt like a different person, even with sweat rolling up from my chest and neck onto my face as I was doing Downward Facing Dog, and sweat rolling down from my back into my butt crack. I realize that Hot Yoga may not be for everyone, but I can assure you that I will be going back!
Today, my body felt renewed, and I respected it with my food choices. Oatmeal with coconut butter, honey, and cinnamon for breakfast, a delicious black bean burrito with cheese and salsa for lunch with some Odwalla Superfood Juice and water to drink, and an incredible and huge spinach, mushroom, red pepper and onion quesadilla with yummy salsa for dinner. I went to yoga tonight, and I am here to tell you that it kicked my booty! Sun salutations are not my strong suit at all, but I have to be proud, because I feel my body getting stronger everyday. Wonderful feeling. I don’t know how much I will be looking at my weight so much for the remainder of this 30 days, simply because I had no idea that I would feel this good as I approached the 30 day mark.
I’ve had a wonderful day, and I hope all of you have too!