Gonna Go All Exorcist Now….


Nope, this exorcist post has nothing to do with pea soup – that was a couple months ago here 🙂

Breakfast was another green smoothie. Coconut milk, banana, spinach, frozen mixed fruit, and a cut up pear. Like yesterdays, it was really filling. I wonder if it's the loaded fiber of the pear that's doing that….anyway, it's a keeper.

I was at a work-sponsored leadership conference at work all day. 1700 people, and nothing I could eat for lunch. I usually assume that'll be the case (I mean really, probably not a lot of vegan's in the group), but I had thrown a banana and a clif bar in my purse before heading to the convention center, so I wasn't in danger of starving or anything.

Dinner was very simple. An oven-baked sweet potato with pepper, and a small salad with onion, avocado, and salsa.


I did end up going to a hot yoga class after the conference. I was seriously considering skipping it – I was exhausted – but D told me I'd feel so much better if I went, so I did.

And he was right! I was almost falling asleep lying on my mat before class started, but it ended up being amazing. I had killer focus and managed to get deeper into two postures than I ever had before. So yay!

I will say, that's one of the things I love about yoga. My brain swirls constantly – I have no idea how to “shut it off”, and I always envy people who can totally veg out and not “think” about anything. Not me….it's constant head chatter in my melon. Problem solving, list making, worrying about something, making plans for something, figuring out something I forgot to do, etc. All the time – except with yoga. For that 60-90 minutes, my brain doesn't focus on anything other than what I'm doing at that exact moment. I don't think about earlier or later, but right then.

However – according to the crack pot running for Lt. Governor of my wonderful Virginia – yoga will turn me into some demon/devil kind of thing. No shit. So many people I know are screwed….

An excerpt of his wildly ridiculous interview is below. Link to article also included in case you want to laugh and be horrified, all at the same time…

….”E.W. Jackson, the Virginia GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, suggested that yoga could open individuals to Satan, according to a report…

“When one hears the word meditation, it conjures an image of Maharishi Yoga talking about finding a mantra and striving for nirvana. … The purpose of such meditation is to empty oneself. … [Satan] is happy to invade the empty vacuum of your soul and possess it. That is why people serve Satan without ever knowing it or deciding to

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/ew-jackson-virginia-lieutenant-governor-yoga-satan-92321.html#ixzz2jFlPuUhA

So watch out…I may go all exorcist any day now….


Today was our annual leadership conference for work. While all the State of the Unions, updates, and presentations are generally nice, my favorite part is seeing people I don't get to see very often – sometimes only at this meeting. That was certainly true today!

After work was yoga, then making dinner, pumpkin carving, and now it's time to pick up the house and head in the direction of bed. Happy Hump Day!!!



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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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