Update on my 40 day yoga challenge: I have completed 18 classes of yoga in the past 20 days. Wait? Didn't know that I'm doing a 40 day yoga challenge? I was afraid to write about it on here, afraid to jinx myself. I didn't want to get everyone's interest and then fail. So I decided not to post about it on my blog until half way through.
And I'm surprisingly happy with my progress!
I am two classes behind due to the extreme pain I was in post Mirena insertion. I was insane to think that I would be able to go to French class, in addition to do a yoga class after I had the procedure done, as it was definitely up there with the worst I've ever felt. All I could really do was sleep and writhe around in the fetal position from 10am to 11pm when I then slept for 12+ hours. Miraculously I made it to yoga the next day, a Vinyasa class, mind you, but was back to feeling pretty horrible the next day and had to miss again.
This means I need to take 2 classes per day for 2 of my remaining 20 days. Tomorrow, I'm going to attempt to do a Hatha Flow in the morning and then perhaps a Hatha at night, maybe a more vigorous Vinyasa if I can handle it.
I also decided that 20 days in I would start a gentle attempt at an Ayurvedic Diet. I purchased this book and decided to try it out for a bit, as much as I can, to see how it made me feel. The diet is mostly what I would call "Indian Food" which luckily is one of my most favorite cuisines in the world. But I'm a bit afraid that the same repetition of spices will get old. Although, they are the same spices that are in Chai, which I've been obsessed with, for years, so I decided that it might be a diet I can stick to. For a little bit.
In all honesty, this diet seemed to be to be less of a "diet" than anything else, since a lot of the recipes in it are things I'd eat, normally, anyway. I'll be rolling out my own Chapatis, blending my own Lasse, clarifying my own ghee... I'll definitely post and write how it's going, and be honest when I can't resist a pizza night here and there.
During Exam crunch time, I'll admit that we were eating mostly frozen pizzas and P.Terry's burger stand 5 nights a week. I need to remove Cheese and french fries from my five main food groups. My poor diet has really taken a toll on my body. I officially have the biggest "guata" (Chilean for "tummy," or as I'd describe it... "gut") I've ever had in my life and we'll just say that I'm too bald in patches to wear my hair down anymore. I hate feeling like I do. While the 20 days of yoga has been a great reset to my body, I need to take care of what I'm putting in, as well.
That's all, really, for now. I also am perhaps the most excited girl ever about our new house... and I'll have to say that it's not only hard to get mortgages in Chile... it's pretty darn hard here, too, and it took us nearly a month to get our application up to acceptability. So, take heart, Kyle, you're not alone in that.
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