March Madness: Day 11

I think I’ve found a way to battle my light-headedness and my mid-afternoon slump.

I had lemon honey jujube tea yesterday and I didn’t need a nap. Plus this morning, I had the tea again and I wasn’t so light-headed and I kept up my energy throughout the day. It might be a placebo, but I take heart that it’s something simple, easy, tasty, and beneficial…even if it does nothing but add antioxidants into my system.

Exercise Plan

P90X Yoga X. I still haven’t been able to fully accomplish the twisting half moon or the crane pose, but I did better at the standing leg lifts, I attempted the wheel for 15 seconds before moving back to the bridge, and I lasted longer during the “yoga belly” section.

Since it was a relatively long workout session, I focused on my breathing and my muscles. During each pose and exercise, I did my best to stay low on the lunges, straighten out my legs, and improve my form. It’s nice to have that extra time to reflect, meditate, and understand my body better. Even for the simplest exercises like corpse pose and child’s pose, I was figuring out which muscles were being pulled and how they were stretching.

It might be strange that I’m thinking so much during this yoga session, but it makes me more in tune with my body. I’m better able to balance and my posture has improved during the day. I don’t slouch as much and I can feel how my body dislikes my poor posture and how it pulls on my back.

To the core, I think yoga helps build that relationship between your mind and body…recognizing how far you can push your body and how to take better care of it. Yoga is so important that I feel that many of us discount it as a fad exercise, but really, it’s something that has stood the test of time and yet we Americans are only recently coming into contact with it.

Food Plan

  • Breakfast: 2 hard-boiled eggs, raw carrots, and lemon honey jujube tea
  • Lunch: rotisserie chicken sandwich with home-made white bread, mustard, mayo, alfalfa sprouts, and baby lettuce salad
  • Snack: 3 Girl Scout Thin Mints
  • Dinner: sweet potato veggie soup with steamed rice
  • Snack: peach “crumble” with yogurt and mint

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2 Responses

  1. mmmmmm….the peach “crumble” with yogurt and mint looks really good!

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