Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Wanted to check in and let you all know I am doing better. I was incredibly sick from January thru the end of February and still have a lingering cough and congestion. But am sort of well enough to go back to work. I was out of work for 7 weeks and have been put on half days while I am still recovering. It was tough being home for so long with nothing to do but watch TV and think of ways to keep me busy. I ended up doing a 21 day juice cleanse and then transitioning to a more whole food regimen. I made homemade chicken soup about 3-4 times while I was out and tried to eat really simply while I recovered. I also went to the grocery store 3 times a week to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables and to get out of the house for an hour a day.
Now that I am back to work, my eating habits have slipped back into one of convenience and I have been eating more and more breads and other goodies that taste oh so good. So rather than give up all these things for Lent I decided to reduce them down and focus more on what I was doing during my "sickcation" get back to a more whole foods pallet.
What I also decided to do was ADD something back into my life during this 40 days which is Prayer, meditation and spiritual readings. I consider myself a spiritual person and go to church semi regularly but have been feeling very disconnected to God over the past few seasons. So instead of fasting or giving up crazy things for Lent, I wanted to reconnect to God in a more meaningful way than ever before.
So far I have been really happy with the effort I have been making. I was reading a Lenten meditation small book from the Episcopal church for the past week (but it was boring) and I have been reading a book called living the God life that I really like. I also started reading a book called Safe People which is about how discern safe people from unsafe people in your life. It is very eye opening. These are all pretty easy reads and will be finished before the end of Lent so I plan to add in more books as the season progresses.
I also want to work on doing a daily meditation or short yoga session to help unwind and quite my mind. I have a great yoga series I discovered called Nameste Yoga and have bought a cd for this purpose.
Let me know what you guys are up to and if you are doing anything new in your life you would like to share.