What is Yoga 308

Life is a constant struggle of balancing our body on both a physical and emotional side. Through yoga I have learned several life lessons. Yoga 308 is a goal I set for myself to do at least 60 minutes of yoga for 6 days a week for the next year. I invite anyone to join me on this adventure as I blog about some of my daily experiences. This is not intended to show that I have found peace and tranquility, but rather give my honest feelings of my journey. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Day 70 - Ahhh Reflection

Well it is my day off.  I have been at this for 10 weeks now.  WOW!!!!  I realized that the number in my titles are off.  This is my 70th day including every day I blog.  So it also includes my day's off.  So I will have a total of 365 days to go through (which is not my original 308 yoga number).  Oh well.  You guys will just have to be ok with it :)

Looking back over this week I seem to be having a lot of talk on both fear and balance.  It seems like some days my yoga will reflect my blogs, while other days my blogs will reflect my yoga.  There are some things in life that I have interest in, but for some reason I have not done them.  If fear is the only reason, then that is no longer an excuse for me anymore.

Balance has also been pretty big for me.  A lot of you have been asking about my diet.  If you remember I gave up coffee one week, Powerade another, and also did a 3 day cleanse.  These were all really good.  My diet has been ok over the last couple weeks.  The most important realization is I have been a lot more aware of what is going into my body.  I drank coffee 6 out of 7 days this week, but only 1 to 2 cups.  I also switched from sugar to Agave this week.  I am still eating pizza and other "bad for you" food.

I am on a balance kick this week, so why not keep it in my diet.  If I decide I want a burger then I also want to make sure I have a day that is much more healthy.  If life is balanced in all other avenues.  Happy and sad, Angry and peaceful, then why not diet?  I am going to make a couple goals this week.  I have been dating Marianne who is a Vegan.  She is inspiring to me for her reasoning on why she does it.  I love meat and seafood, and will probably not change, but also do believe in a lot of Vegan concepts.  I just do not think I have the discipline to give it up completely.  I can however become more aware of it, and not be dependent on animals every day on it.  This week I want to try to have a few different days to help "balance" in my week.  I am going to try the following.

-  Monday = Meatless Monday - So no meat or chicken.
-  Tuesday = No Coffee
- Wednesday = Full of fruit.  I just want to eat a lot of fruit this day
- Thursday = Vegan day - I just want to try it.
- Friday - Sunday = I will be in a business meeting so I am not going to be doing anything diet wise.

I am finding that if I plan my week out like this it helps me keep balanced or determined to meet these goals.  I will let you know how it goes.  It is late.  I am excited to get into some good Yoga this week!!!!!