written by Kayennat on Nigar's laptop; forgot to change the author. Oopsy
This past week has been on a little health revival this week. I used to be super healthy, then I turned into a blob, and you know the saying "eat like shit, look like shit, feel like shit". Something's gotta change. So my 3 things I've been loving this past week are all changes that I've been making.
1. Dietary changes:
a) I love juices (not the premade stuff that comes in a carton) and I love juicing. I had a one day juice detox day and it went really well. It got rid of all that bloating and lethargy feeling I was experiencing.
|left to right: Beetroot Blend, Pineapple Blend, Carrot Blend (all are super yummy)|
b) Green smoothies: I used to drink these on a daily basis but I've been off track for a little while and I've been definitely feeling the effects from not drinking it (recipe here).
c) Water: I don't like water. End of. I'm a Coca Cola addict through and through. It's something I've been trying to give up for years but have been failing. I've decided I'm kicking it to the curb this year. Been forcing myself to drink water instead. It's been a week and if you know me personally you would know how out of character it is to not see me with a can of coke in my hands.
|I jug a bottle down post workout|
d) Clean Eating:
I can't tolerate wheat and wheat products very well (makes me very bloated and uncomfortable, but man I love bread so so so much) so I've removed all "processed foods" from my diet. If it's going into my body every single ingredient better be as clean as possible. Follow me on Instagram to see what I eat on a regular basis.
|from bottom left clockwise: Peri peri chicken with grilled vegetables and salad, chickpea burgers with salad and beans, grilled salmon with salad, hummous and vegetables (all homemade)|
I've gone from exercising every single day to not doing much at all. Back to exercising now. I'd forgotten how good it feels to feel the burn after a good workout. Really enjoying that feeling. All you really need is a yoga mat, some music and a bottle of water. No fancy equipment required. (I've introduced weights for the past 2 days as well).
|Essential exercise basiscs|
3. Yantra mat:
I love this (as does Nigar). This is an accupressure mat which is based on the accupuncture philosophy, the raised "needles" which presses against pressure points in your body to relieve stress and pain. We've been lying on this most days and it feels amazing. It looks painful, but it isn't. I would say it's a bit uncomfortable but damn you feel so good when you get off it. I aim for 30 minutes just lying on there listening to meditation music.
What are 3 things you've been loving this week?
3 Things Thursday is a weekly idea that three bloggers have come up with, Love Laugh Mirch, Pink Chai Living, and The Write Balance. Do check them out.