Friday, August 29, 2014

Getting "YogaLean" starting today

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Happy Friday friends!

Just a quick stop to tell you about the great book I'm reading.  I was given an advance copy of Beth Shaw's YogaLean: Poses and Recipes to Promote Weight Loss and Vitality-for Life!.

I pre-ordered the book ages ago on Amazon, but when Beth Shaw invited people to join her for a little 7-day YogaLean Challenge, I had to say yes.  I wasn't required to give a positive review, in fact I wasn't even asked to blog about it, but I always like to tell you guys when I'm up to something.

I have read most of the book at this point.  If you're looking for specific food lists & meal plans, this is not the book for you.  (really? do we need any more meal plans? how many times do we need to be told that chicken & broccoli are better for us than cookies & potato chips?)

There is a focus on our awareness in this plan.  Meditation is encouraged as well as an entire chapter on de-cluttering.  Mental clutter, physical clutter- this book encourages us to sweep away the things that are not serving us in any part of our life.  (the chips aren't serving me)

YogaLean also recommends a morning run or walk as well as an evening stroll after dinner.  These walks are not only getting me more active, they are very stress-relieving.

This is the post-it that I just put in my planner...

Be Here Now.  Not in the past, not worrying for the future... 
just being a part of this moment.  I think this is healthy, I think this mindset will help me as I focus on healthy living. 

I'm starting my 7-Day YogaLean challenge on a Friday.
Weird, right?  Aren't you only allowed to start things on a Monday?

I'm doing this on purpose because the weekend is when things usually go crazy.  
Not this weekend. 

I started by cleaning out my refrigerator and freezer.  I want to be able to see the foods that will support my YogaLean journey this weekend and in the coming week.

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