May Balance

Hello everyone!

Welcome to June….

Things I am looking forward to this month:

Sun

Natural Vitamin D

Blue Skies

Appointment with new natural Doctor ( have been waiting almost two months to see her)

Zumba

Walks with Lola

Local fresh fruits and veggies

Trips to the lake

Campfires

Blogging more – going to do a few about my appointments with the natural doctor 🙂 We will be checking my thyroid and hormones.

I’m sure there is more but this is a good start 😀

I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past month in terms of weight loss, exercise, spirituality, emotionally, mentally and all that fun stuff that I think is so important when it comes to a balanced, healthy weight loss journey. You might be dissapointed when you read what I’m about to say…. I didn’t weigh myself in or for May.

I was starting to feel that doom and gloom feeling when I weighed in April and found that I had not lost any weight and truth be told I didn’t like that feeling. I don’t think it’s healthy to feel down about lack of results. I don’t think it’s a good use of time to constantly analyze your body in the mirror. It doesn’t put me in a healthy mind frame and sometimes I have to distance myself from those things. If you are the kind of person that thrives on the results and likes to know a number…well…not to worry. I will have to record my weight for my doctors appointment on the 12th and so I will give you that update sometime this month!

Overall May was a very good month for me in terms of healthy and intuitive eating. I ate a variety of fruits (which didn’t seem to bother my skin or contribute to any flairups) vegetables, did some homemade baking and kept things simple. The best way to be. I spent a good amount of time outside as well. When I am eating naturally and staying away from processed food and spending lots of quality time in nature my emotional health seems right on track and my headspace is very clear and balanced.

The following are just some photos from May.

Enjoying lots of lemon water and herbal/chai teas
Welcoming Spring!
Husband enjoys cooking for me on weekend breakfasts
Tried my hand at zucchini boats
Stir frys always good
This is a gluten free oat bar recipe from Chocolate covered Katie
Fascinating book I’ve been reading by Medical Medium – Inspires me to get over my fruit fear
Enjoyed lots of tasty oranges and garpefruit
Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogenic herb
Lots of oat bowls with unsweetened coconut and cinnamon
This was a low sugar muffin made with unsweetened apple sauce and chopped apples
Quiona, peppers, peanut sauce
Cucumbers and raw dressing from Mother Raw
I made homemade biscuits for monthers day as a gift for my MIL
Of course we had to sample a few of the biscuits with homemade blueberry Jam
Homemade pico de gallo
Mor stir fry more veggies
New Costco Find
Outside time is good for the soul
One week I was on a rice noodle kick
Making seasoned black beans (Lime juice, cilantro and more)
This was a homemade chinese curry
Nearing the end of the month and kicking off June
Left over black bean mix with rice in a burrito
Each week I make a big pot of this tea to enjoy through out the week – Calendula, yarrow and nettle – Big benefits!
New plant based find at my local grocery store. Sometimes dairy does not make me feel the best although sometimes I can’t quite help myself. But having options helps.
I was on a kiwi kick this month!
Homemade museli which was soaked over night
Sweet potato bowl with homemade pico de gallo and the cashew dip
So many great health benefits for women
Sweet potato

In terms of exercise… I got out for a long walk (45 minutes to an hour) at least 5 days per week and I also continued with Zumba!

As I mentioned above I’ve been reading a few pages of life changing foods by @medicalmedium each day and learning lots. A few days ago I came to the melons section and this jumped out of the page to me.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx4zUCKl6bo/

I’m tired of being a witness to so much burn out and struggle. I’ve been there and still deal with the physical affects of stress and too much pushing leading to burn out in the body. You don’t have to kill yourself every day in the gym for results. You don’t have to beat yourself up over an indulgence. Your body isn’t attacking itself. Stop and breathe. Slow down. Go for a walk. Be present. Healing can take place even when we are still. Weight loss can occur when we are gentle with ourselves. Change and growth can happen without self imposed challenges and restrictions we enforce on our lives. Stop weighing yourself every day. Stop analyzing your results in the mirror. Be at peace. 

I will leave you all with that!

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