Monday, April 01, 2013

5 jelly beans and 2 cheetos...

I attended a listening session Saturday at Dragonfly Yoga to learn and attempt to commit to Whole 30 for a month, coupled with yoga and meditation. Truth be told, I needed something to get in the door. I really miss yoga. I attended for years, hurt my back and have been mostly looking over the fence since. It makes me sad when I think of how proud I was to be able to do yoga, challenge myself yet allowed one injury brought it all to a screeching halt, mostly because I was scared. and I have made lots of excuses. So I want to try this little mini jam session and re-examine my commitment to yoga, to food and to myself. Not to lose weight (though it couldn't hurt) but to feel better, sleep better, maybe gain some confidence. Fingers crossed.

Whole 30 appears to be an offshoot of the Paleo diet - or caveman diet. I am not into weird trendy things, but I admit, I am curious. When you think of all the processed things that I shove in my pie hole - it's a wonder I can get out of bed:) Yes, I am a diet-coke-a-holic. Well I am not getting any younger and I am curious - so I want to try this - just to see if I can find a middle ground between fast and furious junkfood eating, and super clean. So far, on my first day - I have thought of little else, just food. I did a "cook up" yesterday, cutting up and roasting veggies and chicken to hit the road this week. But yet, hence my title, I have snuck 5 jelly beans and 2 cheetos - I totally didn't have to but I did, it was weak. I think I am still calling it success, for me.

In other news - I am ready to soak my finished Nanook - all done at last. Now I am itching to cast on for a Shellseeker by the same designer. Of course, the yarn I want to use, Plucky Sweater, is slightly thinner than the worsted it calls for - I think I may power ahead anyways - Plucky is having a blog update tonight. I have 4 skeins of Rapunzel, a lovely yellow coming my way - and now to come up with a pairing color - I am thinking aqua to make for a fun summer sweater, that probably will not be cast off until next winter, but that's how I roll.

Thanks for listening, I mostly wrote here tonight to serve as a confession, a reminder and a kick in the pants.

Gratuitous spring-y yarn photo:

Plucky Classics
Plucky Classics in The Lollipop Guild


Blogger Hilary said...

Whoa, good for you! I'm not into diet fads either, but I also think that cutting out the processed stuff is probably a decent idea (and something I should really work on). I'm excited to hear how it all goes and how you feel after 30 days! And hey, 5 jelly beans and 2 cheetos? That's hardly anything. Cold turkey can be to ease into things!

4:20 PM  
Blogger mle said...

Yes, I love my junk food too! I think if all you snuck were 5 jelly beans and 2 cheetos you're doing great! Baby steps, right?

1:27 PM  

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