I have officially cut all meat from my diet and committed to the daily practice of yoga. The major issue that I’ve encountered so far is finding/ learning how to cook vegetarian meals.
Im so use to meat being the main attraction on my plate that not having it seems weird. The sides are meant to complete what ever protein is on my plate not make the plate.
Now I have to figure out how to make an appetizing meal with just “sides”.
When I think vegetarian I think of salads for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I know that’s not what it actually is but that is what comes to mind.
To help me kickstart my diet, I bought a bunch of Morning Star produce. In the words of a vegan friend “That stuff is disgusting”.
I actually think the food is pretty good, especially the veggie burger. I’ve been eating all of the patties with vegan spread & ketchup (mixed with brown sugar).
To start a vegetarian diet, I think Morning Star does the trick. Soon I’ll be chef’n it up!
As for Yoga…
I run through a few asanas, engage in breathing exercises, and meditate twice daily. I go through this routine once in the morning before I eat and before I sleep at night.
With these changes I have notice my mood has become much lighter and more jovial.
I plan to up my meditation daily by 1 minute. Im also using the book Yoga Mind, Body, & Spirit to help me learn the proper techniques for the practice of yoga.