Happy happiest of Mondays, friends! Wow! I dont know about you, but I have been so enjoying this scorching weather lately! Maybe it’s my Indian Filipino genetics. But I loooovvvvve the heat!
Todays blog focus is on a painful truth: We can’t outwork a bad diet. We just can’t do it. Trust me. I know.
Now mind you, I was able to do it in my 20s and even my 30s. But that’s no longer how it works. The fact is, if you play, you pay.
Early in my career as a yoga teacher, I was teaching seven days a week. Something crazy like 25 classes and 6 of them were Sculpt classes! Talk about working out! Oh my poor body was so tired, but I used the rationale that I could eat whatever I wanted since I taught so much. And naturally, the foods I craved were simple carbohydrates, caffeine and sugar, sugar, sugar. Right? Because my body was looking for quick energy.
So you’re probably thinking that I should have been in the best shape of my life! That’s exactly my thought back then!
Well the truth is I gained 30 pounds that year. Thirty. Pounds. The extra weight didn’t feel good on my body. Which resulted in me not feeling good in my body. And that’s a really yucky feeling to have.
It took me a while to pull myself back. Drop a dozen classes. Take time to heal and to rest. And to try to rebuild my loving relationship with my body. It’s still a struggle!
What’s been so helpful is to once (sometimes twice) a year do a 21 day total reset. I pull out the following things from my food intake:
All animal proteins
All processed sugar
My first thought is always: well what’s the purpose of getting out of bed? Lol. Excellent question!
This detox is absolutely a tremendous challenge. But it becomes a 21 day journey of learning so much more about yourself. What role food plays in your life. And the discovery of how GREAT we can and should feel when we wake up each morning!
There are no supplements to purchase and we eat real food. Whole organic nourishing and yummy food!
And we do it together. As a YBD community.
We start soon! Here’s the info!
Have a wonderful week my Yogi friends!
Anicca! Anicca! Anicca! Be happy! Be happy! Be happy!