Firstly thank you so much to the people who commented on my last post. I really needed your kind words. Just huge gratitude and thanks.
I'm feeling much better after a few days of getting back into better habits. Working out and eating for physical hunger not emotional hunger is getting easier day by day. I'm hoping I can continue with this positive approach and participate in Sarah's (Welsh Girl Eats) wonderful idea of Practicing Kindness.
For the month of October I will be joining her in a mental/dietary cleanse (as well as vegan MOFO!)
October will be focusing on self kindness. I will be treating myself with the same love and kindness I extend to others... I've become a 'do as I say not as I do' person recently and its just not on! The long hours of work, the taking on too much stress, the eating badly and hating and punishing myself for it etc etc. I need to be patient, kind, caring, loving and supportive of myself (through the good and the bad) and I'm hoping after actively pursuing this goal for a month it will become a part of my life without having to focus on it as much.
I know now that this is going to be a HUGE task for me but I'm up for it. In the spirit of the en devour I may have to not aim for perfection but rather a positive way to deal with any negative thoughts that arise. The idea of stopping them completely seems too impossible! but stopping them in their tracks and countering them with a realistic positive thought then focusing on a kind thought sounds do-able to me :)
I will be trying my best to meditate daily too- even if its only for 5 mins!
Diet wise I will be focusing on eating foods that don't hurt me physically or mentally. So still eating a low/no FODMAPs vegan diet full of good healthy food and still aiming to lose weight/fat.
If anyone whats to join us please do!! Here's sarah's post on practicing kindness.
My completely gorgeous yummy breakfast
Strawberry Cinnamon BuckwheatMakes 1 serve (if you're not a big breakfast person it can stretch to 2)
1/2 cup buckwheat cooked with 1 tsp cinnamon in 1 cup of water
4 big strawberries (2 cut up and cooked into the buckwheat and 2 sliced on top for contrasting textures)
Stevia to taste (or omit if your strawberries are nice and sweet)
- toast buckwheat in pot (no oil) for a few mins
- add water and cinnamon
- boil until there is no more water and the buckwheat is tender
- stir through 2 chopped strawberries
- add stevia to taste (or not at all)
- serve topped with chopped strawberries
Hope you're having a lovely day! xxx