The last couple of weeks have been… bumpy. One day I might find it cathartic to get it all out, but I’m not ready just yet.
As a result of the bumpiness I have pretty much been on a gluten and sugar bender for a week. Pizza. Burgers. Fro-yo. Chocolate. You name it, I’ve eaten it. Couple that with staying in bed every morning when I would usually get up and do some kind of exercise and I am feeling pretty crappy.
Then on Friday morning- while I was out in the fresh air on a walk- I realised that all of this is starting to go in a circle. I am feeling crappy so I don’t want to get out of bed and food that isn’t nourishing. I don’t get out of bed and choose nutritionally empty food and I feel crappier. You see where this is going…
Well I am not letting it go any further. The spiral stops here. I know how good I can feel when I am eating well and exercising regularly and I want to get back to that. All I needed was a little planning.
First up, food. Like so many things it started with a list. Breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners all planned out. Once a list is in place it’s just a matter of working out what can be made ahead of time so that’s it’s ready to grab and go through the week. There is something so satisfying about the weekly meal prep- or is that just me?Raspberry and lemon gummy worms. Gluten and sugar free and made with healing grass-fed gelatine (recipe coming soon). ABC (almond, brazil and cashew) nut butter and vanilla protein squares- based on my peanut butter protein squares. I also cooked up some sausages, which will be frozen and ready to grab each day for lunch. Tomorrow I am hoping to whip up enough protein pancakes for the week.
Once Food is sorted it’s time to tackle the exercising. I’ve been struggling with exercise for a while. I lost my fervour for the gym and since then haven’t found something to properly take its place. It’s coming into summer here in the southern hemisphere so I have decided to jump back in the pool. In addition I want work on my running and yoga. Not a bad trifecta in my opinion. But how does one get excited about a new work out routine? Why new work out clothes of course!
I took a trip to the Lululemon outlet store in Collingwood but nothing jumped out at me- not to worry. Next up was Swimwear Galore on in Fitzroy, that was a little more successful. I picked up a new swim-tank. In the past I’ve swam in bikini tops but want something a little more, supportive. So a Speedo tank it was.
Now that those things are in place it’s a matter of changing my thoughts. No more dwelling on what has happened and things that I can’t change. It’s time to focus on things that are in my control and do whatever I can to make myself happy. I have no doubt that this is going to be a process, and there will be slip ups along the way that will test my resolve. But I want to be the best version of myself, and it’s starting now.
Quotes were all found on instagram, just in case you were wondering…