New Month Resolution

I resolve, for the month of January:

  • To follow the 100 Days of Real Food challenge
  • To practice yoga every day with Adriene’s

Real Food

The ‘100 Days of Real Food’ Challenge advocates the eponymous goal of eating only real food. ‘Fake’ foods are things like processed sugar (white, brown, turbinado, cane), processed flours, and laboratory-invented ingredients. There’s also an emphasis on organic foods, though I don’t find health-related organic claims to be that convincing. This challenge is a nice halfway point to the zeal of Whole30, and still allows for whole grains, caffeine, and natural sugars in moderation.

Yoga Revolution

I’m cancelling my gym membership tomorrow, to buck the usual trend of joining with the new year. Part of this is that I don’t go; it’s a lot of effort to run to the gym through the cold, sort out a working treadmill from the 1/3 that are usually broken, and to endure the perceived judgement of the free weights crowd. I’m already signed up for DailyBurn (which I really enjoy) for strength-training, though I’m a little removed from this as well.

So into my exercise hiatus appears an opportunity to practice yoga for 31 days with Adriene (YouTube Yogi SuperStar). I’ve been dipping into some of her previous 30 day challenges here, but haven’t fully committed to a yogic month. Her new “Revolution” series is a full 31 days, and I’m signed up for the ride.

Yoga I find to be great for my mental health, and I’d like to prioritize this for January. I have a difficult time claiming it’s as good for my fitness as DB or a run, but hopefully by building a yoga habit I can sub in DB once the 31 days is up.


Today’s thoughts:

  • Morning yoga is nice.
  • Whole food is great.
  • Plain lattes are tasty.
  • Cookies are tempting.

Food Diary:

  • Breakfast
    • Banana
    • Handful cashews
  • Lunch
  • Snack
    • 12oz Latte
  • Dinner
    • One Pan Salmon & Veggies
      • Or just salmon + halved baby potatoes…
      • Side salad dressed with EVOO & vineger instead of veggies
  • Late
    • Stash Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea
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