You Are Your Own Guru

Good morning!  Little confession, all last week and the past two days I slept through my alarm.  I, according to Josh, would roll over, turn it off and then go back to bed, but I had no recollection of doing so!  I asked Josh to kick me out of bed today no matter what because I actually like getting up earlier than I need to in order to take some time to myself.  So today at 6:25am I was up…and it was dark.  No wonder I wasn’t getting up!  I can’t wait for Daylight Saving Time!  Hopefully then I can start getting up at 5:30am again for morning workouts.

Food

Yesterday for lunch I microwaved a sweet potato, heated up some leftover chicken, added some feta, tzatziki sauce and sriracha and it was delicious!  It was such an easy and quick lunch!  I also had some roasted bell peppers, zucchini and squash on the side (not pictured).

Greek Sweet Potato

Some of my snacks throughout the day included…

These Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Nutty Bits.

Dark Chocolate Nutty Bits

And a pear with some Peanut Butter & Co. The Bee’s Knees.

Pear and Peanut Butter & Co Bees Knees

Dinner consisted of burrito bowls (one of my favorite meals) with steak.  I topped mine with lettuce, jalapenos, non fat plain Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream), salsa, guacamole and a little bit of cheese.

Burrito Bowl

Lastly, for breakfast this morning I made myself a delicious protein smoothie using frozen strawberries, frozen mango, vanilla protein powder and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

strawberry mango smoothie bowl

But before breakfast I snuck in a little fitness :).

Fitness

Last night I went to yoga and was just craving more so I completed two short yoga segments this morning (flow and twists).

Morning Yoga and Coffee

And, yes, I drank coffee in between poses :P.

Life

One of the reasons I love yoga is because it allows you to focus on you.  Your body.  Your mind.  And your spirit.  As I breathe through more difficult poses I am reminded to breathe through the difficult moments in life.  And in yesterday’s class the yoga instructor, Alisha from Greensboro Community Yoga, brought up gurus.  She reminded us that guru is spelled g, and then u-r-u.  You are you.  You are your own guru.  I really liked this because it reminded me to stop listening to what works for everyone else and do what feels right for me.  I think that too often I look to other people for what to do instead of looking inward to find the right decision.  Of course seeking other opinions can help keep a balanced perspective, but an inward perspective is equally important.  Remember to listen to yourself, go at your own pace, listen to your body and take time for yourself…in body…in mind…and in spirit.

Have a fabulous day!

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