We had quite a showing for the Friday morning 7am run + Wooglins breakfast (which is the real reason this weekly run exists). I love feeling like I'm starting off the weekend early, with friends and with lots o' laughs. Yes that is my giant blueberry pancake sitting there in front of the empty chair.
Speaking of pancakes... Tonight kicked off another CorePowerYoga NUTrition progam! I got so much out of the last program (in mid October), that I just had to participate again. You know when you've experienced something new once, and you have this drive to do it again to see what you missed out on the first time around because you may have let too much of your head get in the way? That's exactly what I'm feeling. I've made HUGE changes in my diet since October (lots of soy, no more meat, low gluten), and have been feeling really good, so I can't wait to see what results I get from new foods that I test. I have remained eating pretty clean since the last program, but my desire to cook, pack my lunch and experiment with new foods has seriously plummeted and I am needing a jump start. This program also provides a huge personal gift...time/focus on just me. A block of time where I make no excuses for not putting me first. I noticed last time that when I am eating clean, preparing my food, packing my meals...my life/my days seem to move at a slower pace. I am in control of my mood and energy when this is the case.
This time around, we have a smaller group (which is good) of all women (except Gordon of course:)...the co-lead). I am really excited for the weekend, full of lots o' yogs, scrumptious prepared food from Whole Foods, and feeling a sense of community and friendship with perfect strangers.
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