Where I've been and Where I am....
Wow, I haven't been on here in a looong while. However I'm back on and felt to write a little bit about my experiences with my health.
I used to play the game of beating myself up everytime I didn't do all the "right" things, didn't eat the "right" foods etc. When I tried to hold myself to the 100% raw lifestyle, I found that I became obsessive and wasn't kind to myself.
I stopped all of that. I took time to look deeper into the emotional issues and waited until I was ready to take steps toward healthier living. Each step I took I choose it. I didn't worry about eating a specific way. I just kept intention on picking things in my life(food included) that felt good to me, nourished me.
I began adding more vegetables and less processed food. I stopped eating out and found joy in making my own simple foods. I added juicing and did a full round of colon hydrotherapy(that was an amazing experience which I will probably blog about at a later date).
I've been allowing my body to move in ways that it enjoys. For example I have a cute little jump rope and a hula hoop in my living room instead of usual furniture, creating a space of joy and movement. I found that I love short sprints rather than 'jogging'. I honor what feels good.
Now, many months later, I am being naturally drawn to more juice and smoothies and my favorite tender coconut pudding.
I do not put guidelines for eating other than listening to my body and choosing things that my body needs to be strong and healthy.
In this way, I avoid the old traps and beating myself up.
I love where I am and I am happy to share my journey here