Monthly Archives: November 2016

It’s time for a Cleanse

Today was Day of 1 of a planned six day fast. I had six glasses of Vibrant Healths’s master cleanse mix, Vibrant Cleanse. Add in three cups of Yogi Detox Tea and I’m currently sipping a cup of Dandelion root and peppermint tea. I’ve got a killer headache and I’m hungry but I’ve made it all day. I’ll be a yoga festival all day tomorrow and a yoga workshop Sunday morning so I won’t be around food. By the time Monday rolls around, I’ll be cursing at day four. I haven’t done a cleanse in a year and I don’t know how long since I’ve done a successful fast without cheating. Strange timing right before Thanksgiving but my first fast was a three day fast right before Thanksgiving my freshman year of college. I’m taking Renew Life’s Parasmart and Intestinew along with Sunny Green Total Greens. I’ll have to do a salt water flush or laxative tea at some point, probably Sunday afternoon. It is not ideal to wait that long but I’m doing nothing but yoga for the next 36 hours. I’ll see how my energy levels hold up, usually I thrive on a fast (with the exception of water fasting), but who knows I’m older now, LOL. 

I am officially starting my 300 hour yoga training in January. I’ve been looking at programs since I was in my 200 teacher training two years ago so I feel good about the one I’ve selected and I’m excited for this new journey. Yoga has really changed my life and my group exercise career. I didn’t really know what I was embarking on when I decided to become a yoga teacher but it’s been truly transformative. 

At this point, I’ve all but given up the idea of becoming a dietitian. I just don’t want to be a dietitian bad enough to turn my whole life upside down for the internship. I especially don’t like the idea of giving up my classes. That’s a huge realization for me. I love my job but I also love teaching yoga. Yes, there are days I want to go home or times I feel like a machine but if I didn’t teach I would literally lose a piece of myself. So being a dietitian won’t be in cards for me. Some day I might regret it but I don’t think so. I never wanted to be a dietitian in the way that’s it’s currently practiced. I’m not going to counsel people on MyPlate and other medical bullshit. I love herbs and supplements, and paleo diets, and Ayurveda. I like the blood type diet and cleansing, I hate artificial sweeteners and prescription drugs. I don’t ever think people should drink Ensure or Gatorade, and carbohydrates aren’t okay if there brown instead of white. I’m not that girl and I won’t pretend to be that girl for nine months during an unpaid internship. No thank you. You suck.  

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Trying to Get Into a Routine

Before I was teaching as many classes a week as I am now, I would work out at night when I got home. These days, all I want to do when I finish teaching is go home and get ready for bed. I stuck with my kettle bell training plan for about a week and half and then I decided $1200 was too much for a certification I have no intention of using anytime soon so I stopped training. Now I am back to doing nothing. Sigh. I had been going to Body Pump class a couple of times a week but after a while I missed yoga. So I went to yoga class instead, then hubby was on vacation, and now I am back to teaching on Thursday nights again. And I can’t get up to work out in the mornings to save my life, unless I am teaching the class myself. This is what a rut looks like. I have no plans to go any difficult training, just walking on an incline on the treadmill or thirty minutes on the elliptical trainer. At this point, I am putting strength training on the back burner. I just need to burn some calories. I  am always a huge advocate of lifting weights but I really do not believe I need weights right now. I can tone later, I need to shrink. I am really disappointed in myself that I have let myself get this bad. Granted, exercise is not a panacea, my weight problem is 100% food, so the solution is diet, too. But I know some good cardio would help speed up the process. The key to a good routine is doing something that you enjoy, I enjoyed kettlebell class but I couldn’t justify the cost. I enjoy hot yoga but it’s so hard on my hair (okay as I type that, I see how vain that is). What do I enjoy these days? I love yoga but I have never been one to do it at home (hmm…as I type this I am seeing a plan form). I do have Travis Elliot’s Ultimate Yogi DVD. It is actually a 108-day program. I also have a 21-day yoga shred from Sadie Nardini and some buti yoga workouts (which I am seriously considering getting buti yoga certification). Yep, that is what I am going to do. After all, at some point, that home practice has to actually become a practice. I logged on to blog about my lack of a plan and I leave with just that…a plan 🙂

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