Healthy eating, yay!
Let it go.
I, like many of you, will spend too much time fussing and focusing on the things in life that are far out of my control.
During a recent at home yoga session (which I do with Yoga with Adriene, SHE’S AMAZING!, more about her below!) she encouraged to speak a mantra during an exercise and I chose let it go. Elsa, eat your heart out.
In line with my new ‘you only get one spin’ attitude, I am now taking my physical and mental health proactively via healthy eating and exercise.
Also, as I type this I am in the grip the ‘time of the month’. My skin is having my actual life. I feel bloated and I’m just feeling a wee bit sorry for myself!
However, fear not! In relation to all of my changes, I have been eating incredibly healthily, moving to more of a plant based diet, cutting out old favourites such an cows milk in place of plant-based alternatives.
Disclaimer: I found some AMAZING deals on Almond and Cashew milk and other great things such as Matcha powders and Chia seeds in my local Aldi. So cheap. All great ingredients, very cool!
So lately there have been a couple of things I have been doing to try and de-stress, maintain and healthy and happy body and generally take more care of myself! I’ve noted a couple below…
Na’maste in Bed!
I’ve done Yoga before. In large classes at my local gym on a mat that like 10000 other people have used before.
This week, that wasn’t really my vibe. I turned on YouTube, typed in Relaxing Yoga and up popped a channel called Yoga with Adriene. Oh my god.
Adriene is phenomenal. I literally did 3 Yoga tutorials on a towel, in my front room, in my comfy pants.
She has the most soothing voice and encourages you not to look at the video, but to find your inner calm and acknowledge the feelings that bubble to the surface. Aknowledge what you feel and then use the breathing and stretching exercises as a coping mechanism. It works, honest! Please check it out!
On Monday, rather subconsciously whilst flicking through my busy schedule for the week, I made my way to the kitchen and became to prep my meals for the week.
Having just done a large shop, I had a ton of fresh fruit and veg to wizz into smoothies, acai bowls and salads.
It had saved me lots of time this week and has actually stopped me heading for carb type foods like pasta…
Last week, my close friend Jonathan bought me a beautiful gift from Lush, which featured 6 large bath bombs all in different beautiful flavours.
What do you do to chill out or de-stress?
Keep in touch and I will speak to you soon!