I've been really focusing on my health for the last few months. I've had a hard time, health-wise, this year, so I want to do everything within my power to feel good. Right now, this includes:
1. limiting processed foods
2. drinking lots of water
3. taking probiotics and a multivitamin daily
4. green monsters
The green monsters have been AWESOME. I first heard about them from Camilla. They have been really easy to incorporate into my daily life because they taste really good, and they make me feel really good. I tried the blueberry-banana one first (we use vanilla coconut milk with ours; recipe here). Levi and I share one almost every single day. My favorite right now is to add coconut flakes and half of a peach to the basic recipe. Soooooooo delicious.
(us with our first ever green monsters about a month ago)
I've also been really good about taking my probiotics and multivitamin every day... even though my vitamin makes me gag. Blech.
I'm a pretty good water drinker, and I don't eat tons of processed food, but there's definitely room for improvement in those areas.
My latest triumph has been yoga. It was difficult for me to get going with it, but something finally clicked this week. And now I feel like I need it. I love waking up really early and starting my day with yoga. Last week, I was having a really bad day. I felt like a failure at life and like everything was getting away from my control. Levi suggested that I try spending a lot of the day practicing yoga... and I did. I still worked, of course, but I kept my mat out all day and went back to it several times. It helped me so much. My mood completely changed. My body felt so good. I felt more productive. I felt so proud of myself. And I slept SO well that night. If you're interested in doing some yoga from home, try looking up Tara Stiles on youtube. I really love her, and she teaches you how to incorporate yoga into any part of your life, anywhere, for anything. (Here's Tara's tumblr if you're interested.)
I still have a long way to go with all of these things. I haven't found "the cure" for what ails me yet, but I'm feeling better, and I'm really proud of myself.