When I was 18 years old, I was running an average of 50 miles a week. And not stretching. One day, showing off my flexibility, I did the splits, on my non-dominant leg, cold. I heard a loud *BOOOONG.* Something like a rubber band snapped and popped in the back of my leg. I let myself rest exactly 3 days before resuming my runs.Read More
When I first started this program I was sure that coffee was going to be my downfall. Except for the habitual urges to drink it on cold, rainy days, I haven't had much problems. I have had no withdrawal headaches...and no noticeable body odor.Read More
I was up at 5a to get quiet time and work done before #lilyogi woke up. I'm tired now and want to simply log off and drop inward. All in all today was a great day (no urges) but I was reminded to stay on top of grocery shopping when I discovered the fridge was empty except for off-limit food (like a handful of chocolate chips).
Most of us our slaves to our phones. We are unable to focus for too long before picking up our phones and scrolling, afraid to leave the house without it, and checking it (sometime interrupting face-to-face interactions) when it beeps, lights up or rings. The discipline to sustain focus is hard and as our world offers more distractions, the muscle of discipline becomes more important to develop.Read More
Every time, I had to stop and really look at my cravings, desires, and motivations for wanting my object of desire. I had continually re-evaluate why I was doing this cleanse and what it would mean to me to quit.Read More
I went to a fun & fabulous Wild Woman Dinner where (I heard!) the wine was delicious. I fought the urge to join the crowd and partake in wine and polenta and am glad I stuck to my cleanse...the water was clean, the food was SUPERB, the company was fantastic, AND I'll have no hangover or buzzed regrets in the morning.
With all my new found energy I am getting so much more done. I am making that phone call that terrifies me, saying no to overextending myself, and, therefore, spending more time looking for bugs and berries with my son.Read More
Again, I didn't pack enough food and was starving. I ended up at New Seasons, was accosted by the Clean Air guy, donated some money to his non-profit, bought a Gatorade and water for the dude with a sign and a dog. By the time I got my lunch I was feeling like my trip to the store got more out me than I it.Read More
Even if you eat well, you are still bombarded with environmental toxins every day. Detoxing cleans out the body and allows you to divert needed energy to burning away fat and sustaining your physical and mental energy throughout the day, every dayRead More
Turns out that when I am not mindlessly eating samples at yoga studios, chowing down on bread and cheese, scooping up handfuls of chocolate chips, but filling my plate with fresh, whole foods, I need lots of food.Read More
I like to think of myself as a healthy eater (what! a cleanse? I don't eat fast food, frozen food, or processed food - I don't need no stinkin' cleanse!). However today, I got a reality check. Not able to fall into habitual, robot mode, I learned that a typical meal is 1 of 3 options: throw cheese on bread, grab a handful of chocolate chips, devour Atticus' leftoversRead More
For over two decades, I self-identified as a runner. No matter the weather, my emotional state, my schedule, I fit a run into my day. On average I was running 6-8 miles a day. Sometime around graduate school, also known as my thirties, I discovered power yoga. Running, which was causing knee problems anyway, left my life. I still think about running and every once in a while I lace up my shoes and go for a run. Always, I love the sound of my feet hitting the earth, the way sweat beads up, my rhythmic breathing and then something happens. Either my knees start to hurt or I start to hurt because I went too far too fast. I get discouraged because I can no longer run like I used to. No matter if it has been a decade since I ran regularly. And then I put my shoes away for the next few months.Read More