Day 2: No Sugar
Saying that I had “no sugar” is hardly the truth. The rice milk I drink that is unsweetened has 14 grams of sugar per 8 oz!! And, it didn’t even taste good!
So far today, I haven’t eaten any candy or refined sugars … although I did lick the outside of some candy wrappers. Not quite the same. I also scarfed down some Goji berries… they’d be better covered in chocolate. Sigh.
I was teaching this morning and it’s a hard class. It’s a Power Yoga class… but, someone who had previously complained to me that the class was too difficult for them had come in and I panicked a little. Why? because I’m a ‘people pleaser’. Which I think has led to my over-consumption of sugar (seriously!). I changed the entire class… for one person… and left the others in the class feeling like they could have used more. More of what? more yoga, more sweating, more…? I left the studio feeling a bit off but not really realizing why and it’s because I hadn’t made a strong decision. I was letting other people make those decisions for me. Which to me feels the same way when I eat a whole bunch of candy or sweets… that I’m not doing what is the very best thing for me.
So, no sugar today… and no sugar tomorrow. And, next week… it’s a Power Yoga class… if you show up… prepare to use your ujjayi breathing 🙂 And, it’s okay, you can give me dirty looks… since I’ll have been off sugar for a week I won’t be feeling 1/2 as sweet as I normally do 🙂