Yoga mat dinner?

31 Oct

An important reminder…

What we eat becomes us.

Our bodies.  Our cells.  Our life really.

That’s way more important than an expensive eye cream.  Or, boots… ;).  These thoughts came up (again) when I was going through my budget with M.  I mainly spend my money on food.  And, that’s important to me.  It’s also important to me to (try my best to) eat REAL stuff.  Good stuff.  That means fresh.  That means stuff that rots.  That means knowing where my food comes from and choosing organic, local, homemade and alive.

(And, not a lot of animals…  But that’s a different post!)

To me this matters.  More than boots.  And, for me, taking account of my nutritional history, it’s an accomplishment of sorts.  It’s not the Olympics but I LOVE the fact that I use honey and agave nectar (try it!) and not that packaged chemical stuff I used to get at Costco.  (True story.  BIG yellow boxes.  And, we all know how Costco is the land of the excessive quantities.  I’m so sorry liver!)

Now, I’m not perfect.  (Damn you Redbull!  And, decision-making!!!!! )

But, I’m better.  In so many ways.  This means my cells are better too.  How cool is that?!!

And, if YOU need some encouragement to get on track with real eating (or just some positive reinforcement when you see your grocery bill) check out this article!

Whoa right?!!!!

If you’ve met me or read a bit you KNOW that I love my yoga practice.  Following, I love my yoga mat.  But, I wouldn’t eat my mat. 

(Would I? — Hmmm….  No.  Definitely not.  Food is not love.  It’s just food.  Love is love.  And, taking care of myself is love.)

Well, apparently ‘eating mat’ is not so obtuse.  According to the article, some of the same ingredients in the McRib are found in a — wait for it — gym (a.k.a YOGA) mat!!  To quote:  “it’s still a little disconcerting to know that, for example, azodicarbonamide, a flour-bleaching agent that is most commonly used in the manufacture of foamed plastics like in gym mats and the soles of shoes, is found in the McRib bun.”

And, that becomes your body.  I’m just saying…

Here’s a thought.  How about we continue to do our yoga and eat yummy, nutritious food. 🙂

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