Go Vegan For a Day to Maintain your Yoga Body for the Holidays
The holidays are here, again. This means several months of eating chocolate, a Thanksgiving feast, and holiday parties. How will you stay in shape?
Fibre Poet has the answer, start your fitness routine now. It’s easy as I,2,3.
- Get some exercise
- Eat a vegan meal once a week
- Think positive thoughts
Do you already have a workout routine? My favorite is hot yoga or ballet barre. However, when time is short, my workout is the first thing to get cut from my schedule. Here’s another idea- walk to work, shopping or other errands whenever you can. Parking a few blocks away and walking to your destination or biking is a great way to get exercise in when you’re on the go.
Eat a vegan diet once a week. On days I work out I usually opt for a vegan diet. Eating only plants and grains for a day makes digestion easier and gives your body a lighter feeling during workouts. Here are some suggestions. Try one or all of them:
Breakfast: your favorite energy bar, coffee or tea
Lunch: hummus wrap
Before workout snack: fruit smoothie
After workout snack: apple slices with almond or peanut butter
Extra tip: Stay hydrated! Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day and carry a water bottle.
Most important, stay positive! Don’t let stress creep up on you, it can actually upset your metabolism, resulting in extra weight gain,
- Plan your busy week ahead of time so you don’t get bogged down with too many commitments.
- Prioritize and cut out unnecessary tasks or reschedule them.
- Practice Raja Yoga- the yoga of the mind… Take a deep breath, smile inwardly, and as you breathe out radiate your positivity to the world. You will feel better, and you will be healthier.