Transformation Tuesday

I have shared many transformation Tuesdays on my various social media platforms but perhaps not many here on the blog! And since this is the second last Tuesday of 2019 I thought it would be a good day to share.

Only a few days left in 2019. Good time to reflect!

No…I didnt join a gym in 2019. Probably won’t in 2020 either 😂👍 I don’t have to over exercise or kill myself in the gym to “burn off calories” I did however participate in the occasional Zumba class, took up clogging (really just glorified tap dancing) swam almost daily in the summer and made friends with the sidewalk. 😂

I increased my carbs by a lot….so many beans, potatos and different kinds of fruits. I’ve never eaten so much in my life. My mindset has changed. My relationship to food and life in general has improved. I have let go of a ton of food fears and myths (um, hello fruit I love you). My health continues to improve. It’s the kindest I’ve ever been to my body and self in my life.

I never feel the need, desire or urge to binge or restrict. It’s such a relief. I have noticed that there is still unfortunately an unhealthy diet culture even in the “plant based” community which I seemed to have ventured into on this journey. Very structured, rigid, unforgiving, using disordered eating language and more. 🤦‍♀️ it’s so easy to get sucked in. I have had a hard time throughout this journey with putting a label on how I have been losing the weight i.e high carb? Low fat? Plant based? Which you will see if you read over my previous blog posts. In the end none of these labels matter. The way I have been improving my life is no better than anyone elses way and doesn’t really need a label. It’s unique to me and that will have to be good enough 🙂 This is what I will continue to share, my journey – messy yet authentic and ever changing.

If you need one takeaway from this let it be this: Be kind to yourself today and every day.

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Merry Christmas Eve.

Rewild Your Life Week Challenge Day 4/7

Rewild Your Life Week Challenge Day 4/7

Tree sit

I sat under this beautiful tree for over 30 minutes. I honestly do this almost daily as I find it quite cathartic and calming. Trees have wisdom and mega healing powers. And best thing of all? It’s free to do.

When I am feeling anxious, anxiety, or getting that urge to binge eat or eat foods that probably won’t make me feel my best – I simply take some deep breaths and remind myself how great I feel after spending some time outside and usually it really does the trick! Try it out!

Rewild Your Life Week Challenge Day 3/7

Day 3/7

Sit outside in silence, observe your surroundings, try not to make yourself seen or known.

I sat under our beautiful old black walnut tree and enjoyed the peacefulness of it all. I enjoyed the birds coming and going and the squirrels tending to their walnuts.

Losing weight, getting healthy, getting fit – is so much more than just nutrition and working out. That is a huge part of it yes…but so is balancing and healing your emotions, feeding your soul and being well mentally. I believe the more one can get outside and enjoy the peacefulness of it all, the better off we will be on our healing journeys.

Rewild Your Life Week Challenge Day 1/7

Day 1 – Spend 30 minutes outside in nature

Losing weight takes so much more than just nourishing food and physical fitness work. At times it also means balancing your emotions and lowering your stress responses. This is what being outside in nature does for me.

I felt a sense of relief as I looked around at my beautiful surroundings. I enjoyed watching the ducks in the water and could feel the peacefulness around me. I took in deep breaths as I let the day go. It feels good to be care free yet practicing mindfulness at the same time.

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