8 August 2017
So my YTT 200 hours is just around the corner. I received an email from my teacher and she instructed us to meditate for at least 5min everyday and write down our thoughts just after in a notebook. She also recommended that we stop eating meat, as she only feeds us vegan/vegetarian food and it will be easier for us to be used to a no meat diet before we come. I think i’m probably going to come back after those 2 weeks in training a few kilos lighter, but i’m sure feeling great. I’d love to be a vegan or a vegetarian, as i love and respect all animals and the idea of eating animal flesh really grosses me out. I struggle at the butchery trying to choose a piece of animal flesh and the visit i had to the abattoir when i was in high school doesn’t help. My kids love meat, so does my husband and i’m sorry to say i really crave it sometimes. So we eat it sometimes, not everyday. I stand by my eat in moderation and with respect. I come from South Africa, South africans are big meat eaters, my family are big meat eaters, it’s not that easy to just completely walk away from it.
A good detox is always a good idea. I tried a 3 day juice detox last year, it wasn’t as difficult as i thought it would be. The best is to continue with your normal day so that you are not constantly thinking about food. In fact i never felt hungry, there was so much juice to drink during the day, my belly never felt empty. My bladder however was so full, i was peeing constantly, that was a bit annoying i couldn’t get through a hour and a half yoga class without going to the toilet twice. I felt really good after those 3 days. I lost a couple kilos, i felt energetic and my digestion has been working much better ever since. I think i’m going to try do one every year.
I have an idea on what to expect from the training, it will also be a retreat. I think it’s going to be a wonderful experience, the only thing thats going ot be a bit odd is sleeping in a single bed and sharing a room with 2 or 3 other people. I think the house and property is probably big enough to find a place to be by myself sometimes. I think i need that so desperatly, it’s the holidays and i have both my girls all day long. I end up staying up until ridiculous hours of the morning just to enjoy some time in silence. Silence is so underated, we all need some time in the day to just be silent and just be in our bodies without distractions, and hopefully not at 3am. I definately need more sleep !