Monday, 4 April 2011

LYM Challenge ~ Week One ~ Be Healthy

So day one is complete of my LYM Challenge!  

The first pillar of Moksha is "Be Healthy".  To celebrate this pillar in week one we are to "eat green" once a day.  This means, one vegetarian meal per day.  For me, my breakfasts are always vegetarian, so I'm not counting breakfast :)  I've looked up a bunch of recipes and am trying them out this week.  Actually, I started experimenting last week just to see how I made out.  Spinach lasagna (MMMM!!) and my 12 year old daughter ACTUALLY liked it!!  This alone made me beyond happy!  I also made sweet potato & pear latkes last week (again a hit with the pre-teen!)  I will definitely be mixing up some more of those this week.  

Today's lunch was a stirfry and rice (check on the vegan meal of the day!)  

We were given more ideas for possible challenges if we really wanted to push ourselves.  In addition to our regular practice of yoga ~ I'm actually going to go for a full 7 day practice this week (dear gawd my body will hate and love me I'm sure!) I have decided to cut out caffeine and refined sugar for the week!  Holy hell...

So this morning, I had an acai herbal tea, no milk, no sugar, which was delish I must say, and throughout the day, my snacks consisted of apples and bananas and water.  By mid-day I had a headache...I'm assuming this is because of the no sugar...  It's not like I eat a lot of sugar, but my snacks normally consist of a poptart or some cookies and a juice box...

By the time I got home and ate something, my headache was starting to subside, and then it was off to my 8:30 moksha class :)  of course, by the end of class NO MORE HEADACHE!!!

I don't know about the other practitioners, but I have suffered from migraines since the age of 2, and let me just say, since finding yoga (or it finding me) in October-ish of last year, I have to say my migraines have diminished by 75%!  

Anyhoo, it's late, I'm feeling good and rested, so it's time to relax :)  Yes it's only day one, but I think I'm going to enjoy this LYM Challenge!

You'll know your limits until you try to extend them and even then, 
one has to break out of his/her comfort zone to appreciate that effort


  1. I had a headache too but thankfully it went away after I came home from work and had a nap. You'll have to post the latke recipe!

  2. G'mornin' my favorite ladies!! Yoga will def. help with relieving 'detox' headache.. proof are in those words. Right now, your clearing out a lot of clutter in your body and it might get messier at first. You’re going to get lots of stuff moving! But with the support of a regular practice you move the toxins much, much faster out of the body! Way to go guys! : )