Day 11 out of Infinity – The Science of Craving

My life used to be all about craving – for 13 years and a few months I craved. At that time it was cigarettes. Once I kicked the habit & addiction of smoking – the craving continued. I thought I was going to be relieved. Now I got another problem – sweets, exercise & food. There is soo much sugar in everything we eat – even my favorite Starbucks Chai Tea Latte has calories that would cover a whole meal.

Since my quit smoking campaign I have gained 7 pounds – my quit smoking campaign/cold turkey have now been 2 months and 24 days.

I used to not like any of the above but now I crave all of the above.

Wonder if the craving ever will stop? If it is not craving for food it is craving for something else…need to figure out the science of craving as I now got the science of habit covered.

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New Craving….also an expensive one….Starbucks Chai Tea Latte.

Day 6 out of 7 – Replacing the Habit

Now I am on to day 6 out of 7 in my yoga practice. It is not as hard as I thought. I really started to enjoy exercising….I actually think I got a bit of an addictive personality. After numerous counts of quit smoking tries last year – a friend of mine asked me what I did after I quit smoking. And I asked her what she meant. She meant that I needed to replace the smoking habit with something else.

So, for my hundredth try of quit smoking that happened just 3 months ago – I managed to find something to replace my nicotine addiction with…..exercise & yoga! At least I found a healthy choice of replacement. But now I also got another addiction – peanut butter….:)

My delicious peanut butter sandwich.

Just 3 seconds later….

A NEW Yogi Blogger

I entered the yoga world not too long ago, so I am a yogi fresh off the boat. My girlfriend came to visit in the beginning of this year and she mentioned that she usually go and do Bikram yoga & just a few days after I had chatted with her there was this shinning Groupon e-mail screaming my name “Unlimited Hot Yoga – Bikram – $39.99 for your 1st  Month“. Of course I had to try it out. It was like someone had sent this Groupon thing from heaven:)

My first experience with the Bikram class was dreading but amazing at the same time. Throughout the class, sweat was pouring – and my mind kept telling me to just stop it and leave the room – but I decided to do the mattter over mind way that I have created {don’t let your mind control you – just do it!} – once the class finally was finished I came out and felt cleansed – both mentally & physically. The air, light and feeling that I had was amazing. From that day on – I became a yogi and took Bikram to my heart.

When I first started Bikram I was a smoker – and for each time I went to class I realized that I cannot detoxify myself through yoga and then go home and poison myself with cigarettes – throughout my now 6 months of being a yogi – I have managed to quit smoking, drinking and started to live a much healthier lifestyle. And I have to say that most of it is because of the passion I got for doing Bikram & yoga.

And all I can say is that I love it.

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Yogi Rita

{now 2 months & 18 days smoke-free + $380 in savings}