Day 67 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 67

Confession of a yo-yo dieter.  I abused my body growing up.  I struggled with eating disorders.  It was pretty much a control issue.  If I had an event or a show, I would just starve myself until I could fit into my costumes.  I had it down to an exact science.  I remember eating one muffin and looking in the mirror and I can tell you exactly where that muffin was on my body and I would run for hours to get rid of it. I definitely did not have a healthy relationship with food.  Now, I eat well and if I indulge I don’t beat myself up or think I have to spend hours in the gym to get ‘rid of it’.  Life is a journey.  It’s a marathon, not a sprint.  Let’s overcome these unhealthy thought patterns together.  The first step is just acknowledging there’s a problem.  Changing my mindset was a huge part of the breakthrough. The battle is won in our minds.  Change your tapes daily.  Encourage yourself:)))

 

1.) Thursday -Yoga Day!
“What is appearing as poison in the beginning, that will prove nectar at the end.” -Guru
“Prison or Paradise, you decide.”- Lisa P. Yoga Teacher

It took me about three years to LOVE yoga.  I was a hard core gym rat, runner, dancer, and I didn’t really think yoga was going to be that challenging so I never took it.  One day I was at the gym and there was a yoga class.  I decided to take the class because there were no other classes at the time.  The instructor was an older lady and was very gentle.  I left the gym and didn’t think much about it.  The next morning the alarm went off and I seriously could not even move my arm!!!  I was so sore in places I never thought possible!!!  I definitely underestimated the power of yoga.  I didn’t go back until a few years later.  I had given birth to my third child and the last of the stubborn baby weight would not come off.  I heard about Power Yoga and decided to try it out.  I was desperate and it was purely for vanity reasons!  What I realized was that yoga was so much more than just a workout.  This is where I really learned to balance my mind, body and spirit.  I would walk in on some days and swear that that was going to be my last yoga class!  I hated it so much! I had to learn surrender and acceptance and that was a huge life lesson for me.  I also lost twenty pounds:)  So I guess, it works!!!

 

2.) Food- Holiday Clean Treats!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • pinch sea salt
  • 13-14 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (you could also use mint extract or cherry extract, or orange…)

Instructions

  1. Place walnuts and salt in a food processor.
  2. Process until finely ground.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and process until all mixed and uniformly crumbly.
  4. With the machine running, add a few drops of water at a time, just until the mass starts to stick together in a big ball. (Better to add too little that too much!)
  5. Roll mixture into balls or press into a square pan and cut into squares.
  6. Balls can then be rolled in dried coconut, chopped nuts, or cocoa powder if you wish.

Taken from: http://triumphwellness.com/healthy-sugar-free-cookies/
Found on Pinterest!  Yummmm:))))

 

3.) Mantra of the Day!-
Don’t.Give.Up!!!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!