Week 2 Goals: Yoga & Healthy Eating Challenge

by Jessica on July 8, 2013

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Thank you to all who posted your goals for Week 1 of the Challenge.

By week two of the Yoga & Healthy Eating Challenge I hope that you are starting to establish a routine.

You can use this post for your Goals for Week 2.

Reminder:  Healthy Eating Demo on Sunday July 14th at 4pm.  Focusing on recipes plant-based proteins like Tempeh and Tofu.  We will finish by 5:30 or 5:45.  Make it a wellness afternoon and stay for the 6pm Hatha Yoga Class.

Last Friday I went to a 5 course Vegan Dinner at SpecialTea Cafe, a very sweet little spot in mid-city, just a few blocks away from Balance Yoga & Wellness.  They are having Vegan Brunches on Sundays and have lots of wonderful teas.  The food I sampled was delicious!

I also experimented with a new recipe for zucchini bread.  The recipe I started with is the Zucchini Bread from Cathy Fisher’s blog.  I want to try it one more time before I post the recipe.  My bread came out very tasty but very dense.  The rising didn’t quite happen.  I love having treats like muffins & breads that are not loaded with oils and excessively sweet.  This recipe uses only dates for sweetness, and it was just the right amount of sweetness.

I also received this recipe  for Quinoa, Avocado Vanilla Pudding and Berry Breakfast Parfait from Choosing Raw, by Gena Hempshaw which I can’t wait to try.  I am interested in the pudding made with avocado and almond milk.  Perhaps it would be a nice yoghurt replacement?  Gena visited Balance some time back and wrote a very nice review.  I love her recipes, they are creative sometimes-raw and vegan.

For more recipes, visit my own Healthy Living Blog.  I haven’t updated it lately, but you will find some inspiration there I hope!

My own goals for this week are to avoid white flour completely.  

Tell us yours!!

 

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura July 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm

My goal for this week is to eat more beans and veggies.

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Beth July 8, 2013 at 5:36 pm

My goals this week are to only snack on fresh fruits and vegetables between meals, and to practice yoga at home one day in addition to the three days at the studio.

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Leah July 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm

My goal is to eat less sugar. I have a terrible sweet tooth. Luckily I was able to resist the cookie cake today at work.

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Susan July 8, 2013 at 8:57 pm

So far, so good with no red meat and less and less chicken and fish. Increasing nuts too.
I still want to eat more and more greens…will try more.
It seems to be easier to make a smoothie so will try more greens in them.

I am coming to cooking demo.
Thanks

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Megan July 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

My goal this week is to continue having at least four servings of vegetables per day. Also, if I eat meat at all (only fish or shellfish), I will limit my intake to once per day. Finally, I will work harder to limit my intake of processed foods, making more meals from fresh ingredients.

Looking forward to the cooking demo this Sunday. I have only started cooking tofu this year, and am still kind of unsure of all of the ways in which it can be delicious!

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Vivi July 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm

This is a late post but my goal for this week was to limit my refined sugars! I gave into temptations a few times this week which tells me this is definitely something I need to work on! I also noticed that the more stressed I am the more sugar I crave. I need to focus on maintaing balance between my body and mind; especially in times of increased stressed and self doubt ( I take the nursing licensure exam in one week!).

Sending lots of love and light to all!
Vivi

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Jessica July 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Thanks for all your posts! Even if you don’t accomplish your goal…awareness is the first step…..I also had refined flour/sugar a couple times. Hardest part is when dining out, and the only vegan choices aren’t the healthiest.

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Cherry Williams September 4, 2013 at 1:10 am

I admire your courage in trying out several yoga challenges to achieve healthy body. With that, I am also subjecting myself to this kind of challenges so I can also receive its benefits.

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