Should/Shouldn’ts; damn them! I keep reading about how changing our lifestyle and unhealthy habits through sheer will power doesn’t work. What does work then?
I called Jator (my mentor) today because I’ve fallen into a mild state of depression that seems to be getting a little bit worse each day. I wanted him to tell me that I’m okay, maybe even that I’m awesome and that when I hang up the phone I’ll feel like a billion bucks.
Instead, he said, ‘Polina, what kind of ‘working in’ are you doing? How is your eating? Are you drinking clean water? Are you getting to bed on time? It sounds like your over stressing your body with exercise…”
I felt like exploding or crying as I thought “I tell other people to eat well and exercise right, dammit, why do I have to do it myself?? What does eating right and exercising right even mean??”
But deep down part of me knew it was true. I spent 4th of July weekend drinking energy drinks and whip cream covered frappachinos. I’ve been eating most of my meals on the go, non-organic, drinking tap water and having no idea what my metabolic type is. I am, by no means, practicing what I preach and perhaps at the end of the day, that is what this state of funkiness is, a gentle nudge from the universe to start fully living by the values I teach.
In honor, I am drinking green tea and will sign up for a Qi Gong class this week.
And in honor of cleansing the body from all the sugar this weekend,
Healthy Tip: Stevia instead of Sugar!
Stevia is a naturally occurring plant based sweetener that has no calories and tastes like sugar! It’s a great substitute for sugar and artificial sweeteners and can be bought in little packets, making it easy for on the go sweetening needs!
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