May of Meditation: Day 1 (Symbolism & Mindful Eating)

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I love arugula in salads, absolutely NOT in green smoothies!
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I was preparing a green drink for this morning and whether it was the fact I just woke up and was half asleep still I grabbed arugula instead of spinach and lets just say that was not the best tasting drink (with carrots, oranges, and grapefruit). It was thick, WAY too bitter, and the plant was just overwhelming! Made it up with a kale, blueberry, banana, and orange juice drink that was refreshing for a hot Tuesday morning! (Will probably have another for a later lunch refreshment!)

It's been easier tracking food on Nutridiary than Sparkpeople (sorry Spark, I still do love you!) I'm a visual person so the visuals they give with your carb, fat, and protein pie chart lets me see how much I'm putting into myself and how much to measure. Surprisingly easy, and their database covers a lot of raw foods Sparkpeople has trouble defining (hopefully one day this will be fixed!) My carbs linger around 80-90%, while my fat is usually from 7-12%, and protein from 7-15%.

Meditated this morning for my 30 day challenge of 'May of Meditation' (kinda cheesy, just came up with it!) My goal is to do it every morning before the start of my day so I can be mindful and filled with gratitude. I have a meditation journal I write in every morning to record my experience and see what kind of random thoughts I get from it. This morning it was about overcoming a barrier of communication with a difficult issue in my life, and it freaked me out a little how turquoise was a reoccurring theme (turquoise stands for communication from and to the heart! Crazy!!! Didn't find this out until after I researched!)

I picked back up on jogging today! For Meditation May I figured I'd also do 20 minutes of jogging every morning to get myself back in the routine. Going to do Hatha Yoga later tonight before bed, so I can go to sleep comfortably.

It's my roommate's birthday today, we're celebrating at CPK. They have a vegetarian/vegan menu, so I'm excited for that! One of my coworkers decided to go vegetarian for three days, then try vegan for three days. She usually eats healthy as is, but is curious on how the diet works. Even though I wish she could give it a week or two to [really] feel the benefit, I respect everyone has their limits. I'm happy she's at least giving it a go! Baby steps always are first!

For May of Meditation, here's a nifty little thing I found today! Makes sense!
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