It’s amazing how great reaching your own goals can be. Even if the goal feels cheesy and unimportant. In a way it can feel more rewarding than earning a college degree as you do it without anyone forcing you, charging you money, or whispering in your ear about how important it is or worthless you’ll be without it. I’ll have to write a post on goal setting another day. My 4th semi-annual spring cleansing process is officially complete and I feel all the benefits I usually feel including a few lost pounds, clearer skin, less attachment to what I eat, decreased appetite, increased commitment to my health, yoga, loved ones, and sanity. It’s so strange how quickly you stop desiring the foods you once coveted. It’s so much easier to be committed to healthier eating after a cleansing process like I just went through. It’s like I don’t know what I’m missing even though I do. My new mission is to continue eating wheat, dairy, and alcohol free for another month. Well, I’m thinking one day off per week. Although I almost want to just go whole hog. I also want to try one new ayurveda recipe per week for the next month (from Yoga Body, Eat Taste Heal or Ayurveda Cooking for Westerners). The recipes always look too boring or long usually, but I doubt I feel that now. 🙂
I don’t typically go on a binge right after a cleanse, I’ve felt the pain of doing that before, but I do go back to my normal way of eating pretty quickly. Which is pretty much this: “eat whatever when social or stressed” which is like 70% of the time. This time I’m thinking of extending this transition a little longer and possibly change my normal way of eating just a smidge. I am in LOVE with ayurveda, yoga’s sister science of health and nutrition for the body, I can’t wait to take a course in it so I can offer it through Smiling Dog Yoga!
Another winter gone and another spring time under way. I just plucked some errant roses from my yard for my kitchen table. May we all channel the renewing energy of spring and use it to propel us into an even sweeter, more focused summer and beyond. One where we enjoy our good times and balance them with nourishing ourselves rather than burning ourselves out. At least that’s my mission.