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Eat Vegetarian - For a day!

I know that change can be hard. Change can also be scary, the unfamiliar terrain leaves you feeling hopeless or on edge. But the way that we can expand our consciousness and go further into our yoga practice is to change, to shift, to see things from a different perspective. So for one day during this 30 day yoga challenge I'm asking that you eat vegetarian or vegan.

Just one day.

Some might assume I have this block on the BINGO card because I am a vegetarian and some how want to convert you to my way of eating. That's actually so far from the truth. I eat meat. I enjoy eating meat. I tried being a vegetarian for many, many years and it didn't work for my body. That being said it does work for a lot of people.

I want you to get in touch with your food. To think beyond your normal and experience it in a different, new way. And also to expand your consciousness of what a meal could look like, the meal doesn't have to have meat in order for you to consume a protein. There are some really great alternatives that are plant based proteins that you could try every once in a while.

Here is a very tasty recipe that is also super simple and easy to get on the table for dinner on a weeknight. This recipe serves 3-4 people. (I've included links for ease, I do not get anything from you purchasing it from Amazon.) 

Ramon Noodles, 1 pack per person. 
Path of Life All Natural Garbanzos and Lentils, 10 oz (Frozen) 
1 cup fresh broccoli, chopped
Shelled Edamame frozen bag
Extra Firm Tofu
small bunch of cilantro, chopped

Begin by cutting the tofu in half, we will only use half of the block. Cut the tofu into small 1/2 inch cubes. Place the tofu, half of the edamame bag and the chopped broccoli in a skillet with oil to saute, stir occasionally and then cover. It won't take long for these items to be done so stay nearby. Once the tofu is slightly browned add the cilantro and the Path of Life frozen packet to the skillet, stir and cover. If you'd like to add additional spices now would be the time. The Path of Life packet is seasoned but I personally added pepper and onion powder, just because.  

Boil water to cook the ramon noodles. We are only going to use the noddles so go ahead and throw that spice packet that it comes with in the trash. Cook the noodles until they are soft to taste. Drain but leave a small amount of hot water in the pot so that it looks more like a soup.

Scoop out noodles and place in the bowls, pour some of the hot water into each bowl. Scoop out the veggies from the skillet and place directly on top of the noodles in each bowl.
Dinner is served!

30 day Yoga Challenge!

Are you ready to experience a fun game with fellow yogis at the Bee Yoga Fusion studio and possibly win prizes???

Join me and other yogis as we celebrate our commitment to healthier living and win GREAT PRIZES! 

Sign up to complete the Bee Yoga Fusion 30 day Yoga Challenge, it's super simple to participate. This challenge is for everyone. You do not have to have an advanced yoga practice and it doesn't mean that you have to do yoga everyday. This is an all-levels challenge. The rules are easy to follow and by the end of the month you might have picked up a new healthy habit.

Click on the BINGO card and print it out or pick one up at the Bee Yoga Fusion studio. Complete the squares and when finished cross out the box in any order that you'd like. 

Everyone who completes the challenge 
(regardless of getting a BINGO) 
will receive a prize!

BINGO Prize Categories & Prizes: 

One winner randomly selected per category. Based on the honor system, please do not cheat! Every square must be completed during the month of May 2017. 
  • Complete Entire Card: Private 30-minute health coaching session with Gretchen, $25 gift certificate to New Deal Cafe, $25 gift certificate to the Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket, 50-minute session with Licensed Psychologist Dr. Christine Chianese, Manduka yoga mat, Membership to the Greenbelt Theatre, gift from Proteus Bicycles and a BYF t-shirt. (over $400 value, one winner)
  • Make a X: Free BYF yoga class, gift from Hope Honey Farm, yoga strap, aromatherapy spray and BYF t-shirt. ($100 value, two winners)
  • Make a T: Free BYF yoga class, gift from Wardrobe Oxygen, yoga strap, aromatherapy spray and BYF t-shirt. ($100 value, two winners)
  • Straight line or Diagonal: BYF t-shirt and aromatherapy spray. ($20 value, two winners)

Return your completed card (regardless of getting a BINGO) to Gretchen by 6/1/17 to receive a prize for participating. 

If you have any questions please email Gretchen@BeeYogaFusion.com
Thank you to the many companies who have donated items to the 30 day Yoga Challenge:

Renee Cooper Massage Therapist

Reach Your Health Goals in 2017!

I don't talk about weight very often, because I know that people have issues surrounding weight and body image. I know because I am one of those people. 

My wife and I have been on the journey of adoption for over a year and it's been a very stressful year! Between the home study and trying to be "matched" with a child, I ate a lot of my feelings. I don't drink alcohol but I do eat sugar. And 2016 I ate a lot of it! On January 1st, like many people I made a resolution and commitment to me; to become a healthier version of myself. 

I enrolled in a certification program to become a Health & Wellness Coach. I've been learning and applying what I've learned to my own life. And at almost the 3 month mark, I am so proud to say that I lost 16 pounds and reached my GOAL WEIGHT! 

I would love to help you to create habit change in your life and become a healthier version of yourself. Email me (Gretchen@BeeYogaFusion.com) and let's talk about how we can get started together. We can meet in person at the yoga studio or over the phone/Facetime. Sessions are 30 minutes, affordable and easy to fit into your life.   

I'd love to help you reach your goal to lose weight, get more exercise or be happier! You deserve this.