I’m posting this photo since it is one of the very rare photos I can find of myself “relaxing.” I used to say that the hardest thing for me about subbing a yoga class was to que Shavasana as something other than a nap. Relaxation doesn’t come naturally to me, yet it may be the most important element in acclimating to a change in lifestyle. I employ it out of necessity.

Long-term successful weight loss comes from making it comfortable, and relaxing into the boundaries of the cup (your portion.) Try not to resist the edges or bump into the top of the cup wondering if it is supposed to have a lid or examining where exactly is the bottom – relax into it and enjoy what is there. Forget all that doesn’t fit today. There is always room in your cup tonight or tomorrow for the craving that doesn’t fit in this meal. Relax into the limitations, they are there for your liberty, ease of movement, freedom to feel, independence from any addictions and the sovereignty to realize your dreams. Fill Your Cup.