Sometimes you need to look at how far you have come, and not beat yourself up about where you currently are or where you came from.
I really struggled this week. Mentally I was exhausted and physically I was not feeling great after lots of extra work for our annual staff christmas party. It’s a massive event every year with 2 full days of set up after weeks of planning and designing sets and photo booths etc etc. It’s super fun but also hard on my spine and hands which suffer the worst arthritis symptoms throughout my body.
Eating well helps this. I KNOW I can nourish my body with healthy, nutritious food and that I will feel great after. I know I can treat my body with love by feeding it things that will help my arthritis and fibromyalgia and this my friends, is a powerful weapon. Especially when I’m only 30 yet feeling like I’m at an age where my back goes out more than I do.
I did find some time this week to make my Almond Coconut Protein Balls and a batch of Steph’s Whole Food Muffins.
I tried a few new recipes this week and LOVED them all. My favourite 2 would have been the Chia and Banana Porridge and the Green Eggs
Despite feeling a bit flat, I was determined to stick to my meal plan and I did! I had a lot of fun trying the new recipes and used Steph’s trick of putting positivity post-it notes around (bathroom mirror, work desk and in my car) to help keep me on track this week.
I am thinking about what foods I want to reintroduce as I don’t really eat dairy or gluten very much at all. I may head up to the Flame Tree co op or Coal Coast Organics and grab a sourdough and start with that.
My meal plan for this week was pretty quick but I’m looking forward to trying some new recipes again and keeping the momentum of Week 2 going.