With the encouragement, and good company of my trainer, I took a Bikram Yoga class for the first time today. Hours later, I still feel like a noodle, or jelly fish, or anything else you can think of that has a terrible time holding its form. I ate super light in the morning, knowing that I couldn't handle anything in my stomach for the duration of the class, so when I got home, I was Starving.
Nothing better to celebrate making it through 60 plus minutes in 105f and 50% humidity than by enjoying a Raw Vegan lunch. Beautiful, beautiful food. While sipping lots of cool water, it took me just a few minutes to put together this, romaine lettuce with nacho cheese sauce (raw, vegan), and homemade pico de gallo. It helped that I had made both the pico and sauce earlier in the week - they'll keep for a few days, the sauce up to a week. So good. The pico and lettuce are too light to sustain my appetite. But the sauce is rich, creamy and nutritious. A perfect pairing. I need to call this something... Raw Tacos? No - hate comparing new food to old food, it sets up unrealistic expectations. Hmmm, have to think on this. I'll put up a recipe for the pico and sauce soon.
Making changes that work for the long haul has everything to do with finding a routine that's workable. For me it is all about having the right stuff in the refrigerator. On the days that my son is in preschool (at the moment, only 2 days a week, because my house is too lonely and quiet without him around), I do lots of food prep. I load up the dehydrator, chop veggies, and whip up a few sauces. Today, not so much as I'm still trying to find my legs after that hot, hot, hot yoga.