Smoothies and Beach Sand

My sleep broke quite early and I lay in bed for about an hour and a half, partly listening to the crashing of the ocean waves, partly trying to get back to sleep. Well used to the nature of trainings, I was aware that I’d need as much rest as possible but my body clearly wasn’t in the mood to stockpile. Despite this fact, I remained in the warm bed until sunrise at which point we were to begin our stretches.

Bearing in mind that sunrise is just before 7am so it’s really not that much of a stretch 😛

Morning exercises felt really good. It’s been a long while since I stretched and moved my body as much as this. I have a small routine that I irregularly follow but it’s very short. I find that I can’t do longish workout or stretch sessions on my own. Working in a group is far more enjoyable.

Our breakfast smoothie was equally enjoyable. I love smoothies but am lazy to make them for myself. It just seems like a lot more effort than necessary when not on retreat.

Level 3 is a transition level in terms of foods. Our diets start shifting toward more liquids than solids. Our general meal plan consists of a smoothie for breakfast, soup for lunch and a solid meal of dinner, with some protein snacks in between. Being a Ka Huna retreat veteran, I’m quite excited to be enjoying regular healthy, nourishing meals again for the next few days.

The smoothie down and dishes dealt with, we headed to the beach. I was last on the beach a year and a half ago in Mozambique. I’ve missed it. It was nice to feel the sand beneath my feet and the sun on my skin. Today, I didn’t spend much time in the cold water, instead devoting myself to playing with the sand and soaking up the rays.

What was supposed to be a short trip to the beach turned into an extended suntan session. We all lay out on the sand, enjoying the warmth of the South Coast sun.