Daily Archives: July 19, 2012
I sneaked out of Kripalu and into downtown Lenox to have a cup of coffee. I’ve been without since Sunday and I wanted to be sure my taste buds still recognized the taste. We were taught that dark roast could be damaging so I opted for the lightest roast possible. Small, hot coffee.
I added a bit of whole milk (please be from a Jersey Cow) but did not add sugar or (gasp) Splenda.
Result? Good. My taste buds still work and I am not dependent on the sugary taste of Splenda to make life good.
Yes – one step closer to health!
My goal at coming here to Kripalu was to take a break, a refresh. I wanted to come and have a Day 1. I knew that Kripalu had a great reputation and that they had incredible Yoga facilities but never in my life did I think that I would meet such influential people who would change my life.
I have learned so much information about myself and healthy eating here. It’s been amazing. A few times, I actually got upset with myself for not already knowing the facts and figures on food but I soon learned to relish in the fact that I was learning lifelong skills that will help me forever.
A few weeks ago, I made the decision to take my life back. I was not sure what that would look like or who would help so I did a bit of soul searching online and found Kripalu.org – a center in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Kripalu was three hours west of Boston and I found an immersion program, “Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease”. I signed up for the six day program and headed out west.
Little did I know that when I left there, I would be armed with the tools of living a healthy life. This blog details my journey back to a healthy body.