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going off the grid + maintenance month

Friday, July 05, 2013

The place that we are staying for the yoga weekend has no internet, which is kinda good. I want to spend this time being 'in the moment.' But it's important for me to keep records, so I'll log my food and exercise in a notebook and transfer it to SP once we return.
The scale jumped a pound this morning, either because I've missed 4.5 hours of Ashtanga yoga this week, or had 2 days of big eating, or both, but I choose to think it's the humidity. I swear, in this weather I absorb moisture like a sponge.
I'm going to have to make some adjustments in order to keep from gaining more "water weight." Ahem.
First, I'm going to designate this month as maintenance month. If I can hold my weight, I'll call it a win.
Second, I will keep my morning 30-minute walk, which is as much for my sanity as my figure, and try to add a solo practice either at 6 am when I get up, or at 8 pm when I get home. I'll try for 30 minutes of practice, because I can't get up earlier in the morning, and at night, I'm exhausted from working my full-time job plus 2-hour class & I have readin' and writin' and food prep to do.
Third, I'll do the weekend warrior thing as much as possible--extra yoga and extra exercise. It won't be much, since I need to read and write papers on the weekend (I'm bringing my books to the workshop!). But I'll maintain my 2 hours on Saturdays and find 2 hours on Sundays. Who needs a social life?
If I can maintain my 10-pound loss for the month of July, I will be very pleased.
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    Sounds like a plan! Can you batch cook on the weekend when you have more time, to take some of that time back during the week? I find this strategy to be very helpful.
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