Shake it up
The last two posts were a bit heavy so we’re lightening things up a bit today. Assuming you’ve been interacting with the posts, we’ll move like you’re lightened, unburdened and ready to move into a place of created commitment.
If you’re not in that space, go back and read and interact with the last two posts:
It’s a new year, it’s time to shake it up.
What do you eat every day?
Does it provide your body with maximum nutrition?
Does is make you smile?
Is it fun?
Here’s the thing, eating is a lifestyle. You don’t have to be on a diet or whatever you want to call it, but what you put into your body is indicative of a way of life. Are your eating habits in line with the way you want to live your life?
Let’s line things up in a way that doesn’t leave you making yourself wrong. Get out your googling device and look up seasonal fruits and vegetables in your area. If you are like most northern areas, most of what comes up on the veggie list will be cruciferous. That’s perfect because cruciferous veggies are among the highest ranking on the ANDI scale of nutritional density.
Make a list of those fruits and veggies that you haven’t had in a while and get your awesome self to the grocery store. Shop with intent. Act as if this is your first time down the produce isle. Walk slowly and take it all in. Be picky about selecting the perfect-for-you foods. Load up your cart with foods that serve you. Load that cart with life.
Just as relationships, with people, get stagnant, so our relationships with food can fall on the same fate. When you make choices with mindfulness and intention, it makes the space just a bit clearer. Spend the next week, eating your selected foods, slowly, mindfully.
Set the table, use your favorite bowl for that huge salad. Stab through the greens to get a little of each piece of planty goodness on that fork. Really be with the meals you prepare.
By the end of the week, you’ll likely feel brighter, healthier, and happier. You will feel a bit more careful of what you put across your lips and you will be less worried about your hips.
Living with intent is fine but that power often wanes. Things happen and we let reasons creep over our resolve.
Shake it up and renew that commitment.
Your inner happy person will dance and sing.