Say no to Tequila

That is my life lesson. No, no, no tequila. As much as, at the time, you are like a liquid sombrero – fun and happy and all that jazz – but NOT SO the morning after. Not so.

This infamous hangover I lament was yesterday, not today, but I’m still vehement.

My head was so, so fuzzy and horrible. It was like being smothered by an obese sheep.

sheep

Yes I did just type obese sheep into google

But hangovers aside, I am fairly fed up today. An eventful and traumatic lunch break saw me running through turrential rain in a tiny skirt and sleeveless blouse, no cardi or tights to speak of – let alone an umbrella! So now I’m sitting at reception looking, according to my friend in IT, like a drowned rat (he said that in between snorts of laughter) feeling less than content.

What’s more I’m morally slapping my own face because I MAJORLY screwed up on saturday night. Again, I blame the tequila, but I got together with a guy I did NOT want to do that with, ever, simply because our history is not the best. And he used to date one of my best friends.

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These last few days have not been the best.

However. Now is the part of the post where I take a deep breath and talk about good things. Like juice! Juice is good. And Spirulina energy balls from my local health store.

Every morning I’ve been making myself a lovely, refreshing and filling juice to enjoy, and it’s such a good start to the day! I have an energy ball or a handful of hazlenuts when I wake up, then pop off on my morning jog. When I return, that glass of juice looks and tastes so damn good!

This morning I juiced up:

I apple,

2 celery sticks,

1/2 cup frozen berries, mixed

handful of grapes

Inch of ginger

1/4 cucumber

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I plan to get kiwis after work today from the market because they are the best in a morning juice 🙂

kiwi

Counselling is helping a lot with my eating though recent emotional events set me back and I started to revert to the old, not-so-good me. She suggested I buy a journal, which I did, and also that I write down 3 things I’m grateful for each day for a week, as well as doing one nice thing for myself every day. The nice thing, I’ve been sticking to – yesterday it was a really pretty yellow flower from my walk home, now in a jar on my windowsill – but I’m actually finding the first task quite tough. However.

  1. I am grateful for fruit.
  2. I am grateful for the juice I make with fruit.
  3. I am grateful for spirulina.
  4. I am NOT grateful for tequila. Or rain.

C’est tout x

Pre and Post Bikram Food :)

Yesterday I had a Bikram Yoga class in the evening, so as always I paid careful attention to my diet in the daytime, and how much water I was drinking (a lot!) It’s become second nature to me now. I have only raw foods on Bikram days (3 times a week) because I feel that I get the most energy from raw fruit and veg, and I always try to eat lots of leafy greens and seeds. Here’s a round up of what I had to energize me:

 

Breakfast: Apple slices with cashew butter made for a healthy and tasty start to the day. I had already drank a glass of water upon waking up, but I had another after breakkie to see me through my walk to work.

Mid-morning snack: I was extremely happy to have blended up a pineapple, strawberry, spinach and peach smoothie with chia seeds and hemp milk that morning. Deliciously tropical and fresh, making for a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed me 😀

Probably drank about a litre of water in between breakfast and lunch.

Lunch: I made myself a rocket, avocado and cherry tomato salad with a bit of hemp butter mixed in. Gorgeously colourful and creamy, it was the perfect lunch pre-yoga!

Near to the end of the day it was getting close to Bikram time so I had a kiwi and a peach along with more water, hydrating my body in preparation for the intense yoga workout ahead.

 

It was great, I love days like that. Knowing at the end of the day, after a wonderful Bikram class and a dinner of rocket, olives, cucumbers and lemon dressing, that only good things have gone into my body. Bliss 🙂

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