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One of the key aspects of Back On Track Month is getting 8 hours of sleep so I can wake up early and do meditation and yoga. I fell out of the habit a few weeks ago, and I miss it so much!
This morning, I turned on the hippie music station (AKA “Soundscapes” on Music TV) and unrolled my yoga mat. In case you want to know what hippie music sounds like, here’s the first song I was listening to….
Doesn’t that just make you want to downward dog?
Speaking of dogs… I spent most of my meditation like this:
(That’s my No Meat Athlete t-shirt! So cute.)
However, I did manage to get in a few minutes of visualization and deep breathing. I also did four Sun Salutations and the Tree pose. I think Tree is the most difficult pose I’ve tried, and people who can do it well are extremely badass. 🙂
I rounded everything out with some sit-ups and push-ups.
And then it was time for breakfast!
My banana oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: flax, coconut, almonds, goji berries
The Husband is really into Goji Berries now. He eats them by the handful. Goji berries are rich in antioxidants and help support the immune system. The Husband (as you may know) is in his final semester of becoming a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and tries to practice what he preaches.
Other fun foods the Husband eats because of their healing properties: raw garlic (by the spoonful!) and ginger (he slices raw ginger and steeps it to make tea).
The Goji Berries taste good, too! He got a big pack at Whole Foods.
Plus, a cute new silver spoon my Mom gave me:
Off to work I go!
Do you think of food in terms of its healing properties? I’m trying to eat more foods that are extra-good for me. I learned a lot about antioxidants at the POM Wonderful tour, and if antioxidant-rich foods do HALF of the things science thinks they do, I’m down! You can read some of the research here.