A few weeks ago, I was sitting with my mother in her room, trying to make conversation, while she watched her Bollywood movies, and tried to talk to a client at the same time. She is the queen of multi-tasking.
She suddenly noticed me there, as if for the first time, and looked down at my stomach. She looked up at me, and scowled. She wasn’t happy. Why have I gained so much weight and what was I going to do about it, were the two questions she asked me, before another phone call came in and she had to go back to doing her real estate work while watching Bollywood movies on the highest volume possible.
I thought about it that night and during my meditation session in the morning. How did I get so distracted by work, play and love that I had forgotten to take care of myself? The point was not about being skinny, but it was about feeling good. I thought about it and realized, I had been feeling out of sorts with my body, disconnected, low of energy, and it could all be contributed to a weak, pudgy core.
Although I wasn’t unfit by any normal standards, I was unfit to myself. I decided enough was enough. I had to hunker down and work on this myself. Dreaming about it or thinking about it, never does a thing. I had to start moving and start focusing on what I eat, and when I eat.
The three things I implemented were eating 6 times a day, drinking a green smoothie for breakfast, and going to yoga at least 5 times a week.
I would have to say that just the fact that I started replacing my breakfasts with an icky-green mixture of spinach, berries, banana, whey protein powder, and chia seeds, was a great start. I believe that if that was the only thing I had done, I would have seen results, not as quickly, but I would have seen results.
But because of all three, I have blasted through five pounds of fat in just two weeks. It worked quick and it worked hard. I am a total proponent of the green smoothie, and I recommend it in all of its different versions. I have included some links below to websites that speak about it. Enjoy!