Day 71: discomfort is needed to harvest the joy

Last night while I was reading in my room after dinner, Sofia came and said she wanted to do some yoga, that she’ll do some poses that hurt a bit. And she goes on: if it doesn’t hurt, it’s not real yoga, it’s just play. OMG!

Did i teach her that? I doubt she learned it from cosmic yoga because that’s purely play. Somehow she learned the very basic reason I want her to do physical exercise, whichever form she likes. Because physical exercise is one of the few things that nobody can helps us, that sometimes it comes with discomfort, that we need to endure it and finish strong. Precisely because it entails “pain/discomfort” that requires mental strength to go through them, when we reach the finish line, we feel the reward, the accomplishment, an accomplishment entirely due to our own effort. I love running because of that, I like daily satisfaction of doing something hard (well, not that hard for me anymore) so before 8am I feel already accomplished.

I am very glad Sofia starts to see that, slowly, bits by bits, not because I tell her so, but because she is figuring out by herself.

Saturday was another slow morning for me. Run, walk with the girls, stretch, cold bath. My morning starts at 4:45am and by 8:45am I am sitting down for breakfast with another cookbook. I am tempted to do a challenge of cooking all recipes from a cookbook, so I am choosing it carefully.

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Lunch was a big spread because it was sushi day. I am loving sushi with fresh vegetables and avocado. No dressing needed, pure whole food. I was made some sautéed vegetables: broccoli with sayote and carrot, camote leaves with garlic, and napa cabbage with chilli.

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And I finished And Then She was gone. Very nicely put plot but dark. I kept thinking about it after I finish. I don’t feel identified with any of the characters this time, but find it not impossible to have this happening in real world, which is scary. When someone gets so obsessed with something, when they don’t have support system, they can capable of doing anything to get what they want.

I am loving the challenge of adding variety of plants into my diet. It forces me to get out of the routine and try new things.

Type of whole food consumed (25)

  • zucchini
  • pumpkin
  • oat
  • almond butter
  • quinoa
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • cucumber
  • purple cabbage
  • carrot
  • tofu
  • coconut flour (in pancake)
  • avocado
  • green pea
  • corn
  • cauliflower
  • brown rice
  • watermelon
  • pear
  • seaweed
  • sayote
  • camote leaves
  • broccoli
  • garlic
  • sweet potato

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