|Yoga push up. Photo from http://lancebreger.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html|
This plan doesn’t always happen. Usually one thing gets pushed back. For example, last week I went to the gym twice, yoga only once and went for a bike ride on Saturday.
|This pose, from the standing balancing series is excellent bathroom at work exercise. Photo from http://sweetleafcenter.com/site/?page_id=297|
I had a Bikram (hot yoga) teacher in Montana who would say, “You get seven days a week to change your body. Change your body, change your life.” So this is the gift from me to me. I’m going to do yoga all week long. I’m going to work on not fidgeting during class. Stop cataloguing and planning. I’m going to try to be present. Change your body, change your life. Happy Birthday to me.
The flavor is in the veggies but also the marinade/dressing. I start with about two tablespoons rice wine vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk in a tablespoon soy sauce, minced garlic, a teaspoon hot sauce (I like Sriracha), black pepper, a dash of sesame oil, maybe a squeeze of lime juice, maybe some fresh grated ginger. Pour over Buddha Bowl and voila! You’re finished. I also use a little of the marinade to season the vegetables while they sauté.
So I'm forcing myself, dragging me kicking and screaming, to do what is good for me. Even if I want to treat myself badly, think about what I haven't accomplished so far; even if I want to give in to my own criticism. Instead I'm going to treat myself by not indulging. Hopefully I feel good too. That's the plan anyway.
Are there ways you could treat yourself better, make yourself feel better, without indulging in bad habit? I want to hear about your good habits.