Every week, I try new plant-based recipes and explore ways to move my lifestyle away from “if it’s vegan, I’ll eat it” to “whole foods plant-based.” I can’t say I am always successful but I see the difference. For example, I cooked without oil for several meals this week and after a rigorous workout, I chose to blend a Honeydew lime smoothie with watermelon on the side. It helps to eat something light but filling and I can sit here and write afterwards without a problem. I even managed to release 3.8 lbs this week and I know it’s because of a concentrated effort to adjust my habits and a willingness to adjust my attitude. There were (and sometimes are) times where I wouldn’t consider the fruit smoothie and melon as a worthy snack after exercise. My greedy eyes would be searching for a “real meal.”
I know this mentality is something that is learned and ingrained after a period of time. I believe making wellness a priority will change my eyes with many things. I am looking forward to it, especially as I get more busy with my writing.
Have you made any changes lately that has impacted your wellness? If not, what do you plan to do?
I took a spring semester class, which is mostly a winter class, that interrupted my walking routine, Okay… I LET it interrupt my exercise routine. 🙂 Anyway, the class is over and I’m 3 days into resuming my walking, which is a good time to listen to a recorded book or a podcast.
Glad to hear you recommitted and doing double duty by listening to a book or podcast!