Why have I never attended a Yoga class before?! Tonight was amazing. But before I go into detail about that, I'm going to share a few challenges that I overcame throughout the day. (all phone pictures though...sorry!)
First of all. Here we have a LUNA Cookie's and Cream Delight. What's so special about this bar? Well, it's special because I ate it this morning, in class, when I wasn't planning on it. ED doesn't LIKE morning snacks. He thinks it goes breakfast, lunch, and THEN a snack. I definitely threw him off course with this baby!!
This afternoon I nuked another Sweet P. And look! It's orange =). I'm not going to lie, I was crossing my fingers for another yellow one!!!
Now let me explain my goal for today. I know I've mentioned this numerous times, but just as a reminder- I've found myself stuck in this rut where I restrict all day and then the night time comes and I find myself STARVING and gobble down so much food that I feel sick, and disgusted with myself the next morning (now, I don't consider this a binge because it's normal amounts spread over a couple of hours. But it's still A LOT.) So today, I worked on upping my intake throughout the day , so by the time the nighttime comes I do not feel famished. The verdict? IT WORKED!!! I'm still going to have a snack (of course!) but only one. I'm so at peace right now- sipping my tea, and blogging.
So onto this sandwich. I felt like a sandwich for dinner so I ran with it. My roommate was watching me with the phone though so I didn't "pose" it for everyone, but it's tofurkey slices on wheat bread with mustard, spinach, and tomato. With some mixed veggies on the side of course =]
Now Onto the Yoga Lesson!!
So the Yoga club is almost strictly a relaxation/meditation/breathing yoga, which I think is exactly what I needed. It was about an hour and 20 minutes of stretching and breathing and just learning to listen to our bodies and be at peace with ourselves. Our instructor was exactly how I would have picture him- older, with a long white beard and some...."hippie-ish" clothes. <3 I loved it. Well, at the end of the class he gathered everybody and simply explained the origins of yoga and how it is used to cleanse the body. In the midst of his lesson he mentioned that "Every single thought you have, effects everyone." WOW. This quote felt like a slap in the face, but not in a bad way! Just in the way that quotes FULL of meaning seem to leave you speechless and deep in thought. Every. SINGLE. thought that I have effects everyone? Well...what exactly does this mean? Well, I think it means that if you really want something, you need to think about having it...and how it effects everyone. If you really want a relationship, THINK about that relationship happening. Don't think about how much you wish you could have it, or how it would be terrible to be alone. Think about the positive things, because they GLOW, and people with glowing thoughts, glow with confidence to the public eye.
All of my negative thoughts. They have affected my family, my friends, myself, my doctors, even you girls here. The same goes for my positive thoughts as well. I am always so careful with what I say out loud, but I always forget to be careful for what I THINK. People may not be able to hear it in the literal sense, but my actions that are driven by my thoughts SPEAK to them in a different way.
I hope this makes sense.
One more positive thing. Look really close at this picture (which was taken in January) and you will see ROBINS in CONNECTICUT! Hello, Spring!