Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Little Things Tuesday: My Chippies

Workout: 45 min Vigorous Morning Routine

Calories: 2200

I slept around 5 hours straight last night, it was glorious! It would have been +6 but I had trouble dozing off, don’t you hate it when that happens?

I got to do some yoga in the AM and it set things off right. Here’s the description:

A short and vigorous routine to help you start your morning with vigor. Includes Breath of Fire, Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A and B), Warrior II(Virabhadrasana II), Triangle Pose (Trikonasana), Upward Facing Bow (Urdhva Danurasana), and a short meditation

The Breath of Fire stuff was tough, I’d never tried that before and I basically sounded like I was dry-heaving. No bueno!

Nutritionally, things went downhill FAST! I am officially addicted to sunflower seed butter, sugar, and some coffee with my cream.

Oh yea, and this:

So Fat Tuesday, literally ended up being MY Fat Tuesday!

Crazy is as crazy does, and the next 40 days I’ll probably be a little crazy. I’ve decided to do a little sugar cleanse for Lent. That’s right, CRAZY!

For the next 40 days I will be refraining from:

  • added sugar – won’t be adding it to anything
  • candy, including chocolate
  • sugary drinks – bye bye my sweet chai(crack) tea
  • baked goodies, including cookies & biscottis
  • half & half – no more than 3 T a day

I’ll still have natural sugar from fruits, Chobani yogurt (of course), one biscotti and one cheat-treat a week!

It’s going to be tough, I ain’t gonna lie – but I’m kind of looking forward to it. Sometimes a “cleanse” does a body good!

On the spiritual side, I’m also planning on going to Church every week of Lent; as well as alternating each day between the Chaplet of Divine Mercy & the Holy Rosary. I’m hoping the extra time of reflection does my spirit good as well:)

Lofty, lofty goals so my plan is to take it one day at a time! I know I’ve kind of intertwined the spiritual with the nutritional this season of Lent. Do you guys think there is a spiritual connection to the whole “healthy living” idea?

Hoping your Fat Tuesday wasn’t as FATTY as mine :)