Day 10- yoga eating, like a monk

One of my goals when I started this 30 day challenge was to make it a holistic endeavor. I’m kicking off the new year with 30 days of yoga as well as 30 days of cleansing and detoxing my body by carefully watching what I put in it, like a monk, or at least as close as I’m ever going to come.

So, since the first I’ve been without any junk. No cookies, candy, cake, brownies, chips, pretzels, cupcakes, beer or wine (god, I’m hungry!). Other than that I’ve been eating three sensible meals a day with dinner consisting of either chicken, turkey or fish. I haven’t eaten red meat since I was 18 (thirty years!) so that part is easy. Snacks consist of celery sticks, cucumbers and fruit. The biggest challenge has been giving up the sweets, especially at night when my sweet tooth morphs into big bad wolf tooth. I’ve been replacing the sweets at night with fresh fruit, which usually does the trick but I’m still getting cravings at night for sugar, bad. Any advice on this would be appreciated.

After 10 days I feel great! More energetic, stronger and I feel like my body is looking leaner and tighter. Dropped 2 pounds the first week and next weigh in is at the 2 week point. When I started the challenge I was about 10 pounds overweight so if I can shed that during the challenge I’ll be thrilled!

By the way, class today was at 8 am since it’s Saturday so that’s like being on vacation compared to the 6 am! Felt extremely strong all the way through class today, like a monk!

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yoga dad lives high atop a hill and enjoys being a father and practicing hot yoga.

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