Well, it’s been a few weeks and it feels like time to check in with you all again! April went (I felt) amazingly, and although I didn’t manage to follow exactly what I set out to do every single day, I felt my health (physical and mental) improve drastically. A lot of what I started I’m still going strong with…I’ve been converted into believing that Yoga is the best thing EVER, we are eating almost no processed foods (I can’t think of any), and we’ve even starting growing our own salads and veggie bits too! I’m spending much more time outdoors, I’m practicing mindfulness and for the most part still feel more relaxed…yet, somehow I’m still allowing bad habits to creep back in. Over the last week or two it’s been a glass of wine or two most evenings, a junk food binge here and there, staying on my phone until 10:30 at night…and yet I KNOW the benefits of not doing those things! As soon as I stopped at the beginning of April, I felt those benefits immediately. How strong are these drugs that we’re encouraged to consume daily? STRONG! I know that by not eating sugar and not having a glass of wine I’ll sleep better, for longer and wake up feeling amazing…yet somewhere in my head, I think, ‘ah, a bit will be ok’. And although I’m not back to where I started, I’m writing this at 4:30 in the morning, and I feel like I’ve already been awake for hours. This is the bit that I really hate.
And so, my action plan! It’s time to strip it all right back and start again. I need to re connect with what I started, and remember my reasons why. I think after being away, I’ve come back and got stuck in a rut (mainly through wanting to be outside, which has been lovely) and I feel like all of my organisation and control has left me! And for me, that’s a big thing…I look around and I have this feeling of, it sounds so dramatic, but drowning hopelessly in life (does anyone else get that??), but I feel that I have been able to recognise it quickly before it gets chance to consume me.
I may have laid here awake for hours, but it will not be in vain 😂. TODAY is my sorting day. I have decided, I’m getting on top of (what a funny phrase! The things you notice when your sleep deprived 🤪) all of my piles of folded, clean clothes that just seem to grow and grow, tackling my spare (junk) room, and at least making a start on some batch cooking to prepare for the coming weeks. I am doing what I can take make life smoother and simpler. And I’m going to go back into this with the focus that I had at the start of April 🙂
I knew that this wouldn’t be a quick fix, it’s a complete lifestyle change and it’s hard at times but as I say, I’m not back to where I started. It’s just about taking steps to getting back to what I achieved by the end of April, and continuing even further in that direction. Eventually this will become my normal!
Also, I made this curry which was AMAZING!! I also added a tin of chopped tomatoes and a tin of butter beans, sooo good, I thought I should maybe share. Super human vegan curry – I Nourish Gently
Time to yoga!
Have a great day everyone 🙂 x x 🙏