So I’ve decided to take another challenge… this challenge is a 6 week bikini blitz to get a summer body. This challenge also incorporates doing yoga everyday as well as attending yoga classes three times a week. I have really gotten into yoga in the last couple of weeks, it has helped me focus and most of all clear my mind of all the rubbish that floats around and weighs me down everyday. It has also allowed to learn how to let go of things in my life that don’t serve me any purpose but to annoy me and to play on my mind without needing to. Yoga is also of course is a good form of exercise, and will be one of the only forms of exercise that will be possible in the middle of the amazon rainforest. Therefore, I’m building up my repertoire of yoga phrases and poses that will serve me well when in a remote place, as well as giving me a small part of a very busy day to just relax. Taking time to set my sankalpa (something of immense importance to you that you dedicate your yoga practice to) and spend a part of each day for myself reflecting on my days work will help me get the most out of my six months in this amazing place.
As well as learning more about yoga and getting a beach body, this challenge also requires a 5 day juice diet at the start, which I have started today. This is a detox at the beginning of the challenge to clear your body of sugar, caffeine and carbs that can make you feel sluggish and negative. I have already changed my diet alot post my time in the rainforest. I don’t eat red meat, I eat less carbs or if I am having carbs I have them at lunch rather than dinner, and I have a nutribullet juice drink in the morning to kick-start my day. I have also cut out all caffeine, and don’t drink milk anymore… which was hard as I love a cupper.
I am doing this alongside others at mysoulspace… a great yoga studio near where I live. Get involved and check it out.