Right now I am feeling really good mentally. I love having two kids, I am thoroughly enjoying Richie's babyhood and all the things that go along with it. Especially breastfeeding again. I love breastfeeding! I am making new friends through the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) and connecting more fully with my community.
Physically however, I feel pretty awful. My scalp aches every night- kind of like a headache... but just the scalp. I have pimples on my face that are taking ages to heal, I'm constipated some days, I have low energy and therefore am not exercising like I want to. The low energy also leads me to consume too much sugar and caffeine, which leads to me not sleeping well and thus the cycle is perpetuated. I am overweight again and it now feels really unnatural for me to carry around this much extra weight.
Instead of moaning about how I feel, I have decided to make a list of all the things that make me feel crappy and all the things that give me vitality and energy. Hopefully getting these things written down will be a good reminder of how I want to live.
I'm interested in what gives you energy and zest for life?? Tell me in the comments..
So, here, in no particular order... a (by no means extensive) list...
I feel rotten when...
- I don't get enough sleep
- I eat a lot of processed foods
- I drink more than one cup of coffee a day
- I consume too many dairy products
- I consume too much wheat
- I don't move my body
- I don't eat vegetables with at least two meals a day
- I don't drink enough water
- I try and cram too many things into the day
- I don't take my multivitamins & fish oil
I feel awesome when...
- I eat mostly unprocessed foods
- I drink around 3 litres of water a day
- I get plenty of sleep
- I "work out" intentionally doing a mixture of weights & cardio at least 3 times a week
- I get lots of incidental exercise by walking to kinder, shops, friend's houses etc
- I remember to take my supplements
- I eat piles of veggies
- I avoid wheat and dairy where possible
- I savour my one cup of good quality, brewed, fair trade coffee per day