I woke up feeling pretty good! I lost 2 pounds, but this I know for a fact is solely due to less bloat. No bloating upon waking means a great start to my day!
I failed to mention before, but Red Wine, according to Leah, is OK for me! She said that if I reacted to yeast, there would be no Red Wine. As a matter of fact, she said that stress is also a terrible thing for the body. Thus, if I feel stressed at the end of the day I should not feel guilty or anything else about drinking a glass or two! Whew! That was a sense of relief:)
Speaking of stress, I think now would be a great time to interject on one way I relieve a ton of stress: YOGA! I. Heart. Yoga. I did Yoga one time in college - hated it. Never went back! Looking back on it, I understand why. I took Yoga in a gymnasium, with no Yoga mat, all lights on and with about 100 other people! This is in no way, shape or form relaxing!
I decided to give Yoga another try. I work at an upscale health and fitness club in San Ramon, CA - ClubSport San Ramon. We offer plenty of Yoga classes, with great instructors, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. After the first time, I was still a little apprehensive. But after the 2nd time, I was hooked. The difference: Instructor + Style + Overall Ambiance. I never miss a Tuesday night class anymore! (This even cuts into 1/2 of Tuesday night American Idol for me, but it's so worth it!)
Yoga offers a way to cool down, to relax and to let go of any negative thoughts or built up anxieties. It has allowed me to move my body in ways I never have before. It has taught me how to breathe and how to take in things one at a time. Yoga makes me feel strong - in body and in mind. And the best part of yoga - the final relaxation - the Shavasana!
Here was my day (mostly the same as yesterday):
- Nutribiotic Vanilla Rice Protein Powder with Unsweetened Rice Milk, Spirulina, Fish Oil, 1/2 banana and Stevia
- Raw Walnuts
- Organic Carrots
- Organic Apple
- Organic spinach and zucchini
- Organic Romaine Lettuce
- Organic, no salt added Black Beans
- Raw Walnuts
- Homemade Dressing (Olive Oil + Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar + a pinch of Cinnamon)
- Organic Steel Cut Oats
- Organic, Unsweetened Rice Milk with 1 packet of Stevia
- Wild Salmon Burger
- Salad with Homemade Dressing from earlier
- Organic spinach
- Dried Bananas