I recently fell in love with Yoga, especially hot yoga. An hour of class is an hour of catharsis. Each movement first stretches out your body and then calls for your mind to focus on yourself alone. For someone like me, who is constantly worrying about what I’m going to do next, it brings my mind to a halt and tells me to live in the moment. Even when my muscles complain of exhaustion, my being feels refreshed. There’s nothing like it and I definitely recommend everyone who has never tried it or has once but decided it’s not for them, to attend a class. Focus on melting your breath to your movement.
Also, coupled with the class, here’s a diet that will both boost your energy and keep you from dehydration during class. It’s one that’s very similar to what I do on a daily basis minus the carbs, which I’m currently avoiding. I’m definitely going to try some of these tips after I’ve reach my goal.
Today is Day 4 of my Cleanse for Abs challenge.
Do I notice a difference? I suppose I’ve dropped 1.5lbs since Monday morning, but not sure if it’s water weight or fat or a combination of both.
What have I been eating besides the breakfast smoothies? Yogurt, cottage cheese, fresh strawberries and blueberries, seaweed soup using bone broth w/ meat and connective tissue off the bones, raw greens, and green tea.
What other activities have I been doing other than the abs challenge? Hot yoga, strength training (kettle bell swings, 1 min planks, push-ups, and squats), and HIT workout for abs, butt and thighs from FitnessBlender on YouTube. I haven’t been able to run because I injured my foot, so it limits my cardio. I plan on incorporating swimming as my cardio replacement.
Day 5 Smoothie: 10 fl oz of water, 1 whole organic lemon (peels on), 1 cup frozen spinach, 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries, 1/2 tbsp matcha powder, 1 tbsp protein powder — w/ addition of: 1.5 stalks of celery
My Tip? Use a straw to minimize the taste, it’s not pleasant.
Click through to see more results: Intro/Day 3, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8