Artificial Indulgences….

This past week I fell off the bandwagon again. I even indulged in chocolate cakes, Starbucks (again….I know) & Pumpkin Crunches. It is not that I am indulging in pizza’s and cheese burgers all day long – but I slipped. I missed eating my daily salad bowl & drinking my morning lemon water. Today I was wondering of the whys of these frequent bandwagon slips. I realized that most of the time I slip/fall off my healthy bandwagon is when I get out of my daily regiment of chores & things I do. This past week has been a little out of the daily regiment, with a BBQ get together, Warrior Dash and so forth. I even started to indulge in a daily Snickers bar because I started getting crazy sugar cravings – {bad}.

So today I went by Whole Foods & got me some healthy yoghurt almond sweets together with some chia seeds for my breakfast tomorrow morning! I know the yoghurt almonds are also very sugar potent but I rather indulge in yoghurt almonds than in a artificial Snickers bar, or what do you think?

My chia seed breakfast of tomorrow {Organic apple sauce, chia seeds, cinnamon & vanilla - here I come!} Inspired by http://ohsheglows.com/

My chia seed breakfast of tomorrow {Organic Milk, apple sauce, chia seeds, cinnamon & vanilla – here I come!} Inspired by http://ohsheglows.com/

Yoghurt Covered Almonds...sooo good. Need to learn how to make those myself!

Yoghurt Covered Almonds…sooo good. Need to learn how to make those myself!

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Bikram & a Spicy Tuna Bowl Pleeeaassee.

There are 3 things that I really miss while being pregnant:

  • A Spicy Tuna Bowl
  • Salmon Lox Bagel
  • Bikram Yoga

Once Peanut comes out from living the belly life I am going to ask my husband to get me a large spicy tuna bowl. And the following day I am going to enjoy a Salmon Lox  bagel for breakfast from one of my favorite breakfast places here on the island – Bogarts that is right by Diamond Head. And after I have healed & am allowed to return to yoga practice – the first place I am going to is to the Bikram studio in Kaimuki. I am soo looking forward to totally detox myself with sweat, heat & yoga.

Isn’t it amazing how you can look forward to the small things in life – it doesn’t need to be anything extravagant but something that you really indulged in & once you cannot have it anymore it is greatly missed.

Oh…..I do have another 4th small additional missing pointer – to continue to learn how to run again. I want to be be able to conquer Diamond Head not by my current tiny walking footsteps but by a sweeping dynamic storm together with Peanut:)

I am still eating bagels but the salmon is soo missed!

I am still eating bagels but the salmon is soo missed!

Soo miss doing Bikram yoga in the heat! Need a total detox.

Soo miss doing Bikram yoga in the heat! Need a total detox.

Ego + Yoga = Life Lessons

When I started doing yoga my ego was almost bigger than the classroom. It at times was difficult to get myself in through the door. I loved watching myself in the mirror (on the good days), when my body gave up on the ego & let me enjoy the postures with the right form but not with the right intention. At times I struggled & almost injured myself because I wanted to become better than my body allowed me to be. When I started to realize that it was not  my body who was straining myself but my ego – I slowly started making progress with my balance, breathing, mind & body.

If I didn’t get these ego “aha” moments I would probably have become injured and strained myself from yoga and maybe even lost the passion for this amazing life journey yoga has brought me.

At this point in my life I have still yet crossed a ego path of being pregnant and physically straining myself from being able to do some of my favorite asanas. I am physically not able to do the things that I used to be able to do and I am standing by a cross road of learning another life lesson of letting it go. I am in the midst of learning how to enjoy yoga with a more simple form – forming a deeper understanding of what the “simpler” version of yoga will do to deepen my connection with my body, mind & spirit.

So – to end this note of today “ego” I am now asking you to step out of my way.

Namaste.

Ego kindly step out of the way for my

Just me.