So! The point of this here thing! I'm wanting to have a place to keep track of progress, offer what little bits of encouragement come to me, and share helpful links, videos, etc.
Right now, I am in the middle of trying to do 30 solid days of yoga, at least 30 minutes per day.
I always liked yoga, from the stretching to the breathing, a little meditation and centering one's self. It has helped me be a more calm and present mother, and helps with difficult things that are faced every day. As Seane Corn says, "this is my pose." I stop, breathe, and make my choices. It's a very good thing.
Today is 8 consecutive days, and out of the last 16, I have practiced 14 of those. One day I was in bed with a cold and another day I just woke up too late to practice before work, and after work the day got away from me.
Also, I'm trying to do more vegetarian and vegan meals. I always loved meatless meals, and have been rather strict at times. I'll admit it was something that I allowed to feed into unhealthy habits ("Oh well, no vegetarian food, I'll just skip eating!")... so I choose not to label myself or my food choices. Right now, I am trying to cook more. Get away from processed foods. Get back to real food.
And I'm trying to get back into juicing! I have a lovely juicer, an Omega 3000 my father in law has graciously lent me. When I used it last, all I really did with it was make fruit juices. I want to move beyond those and make more veggie-centric and green juices too! Expand my palate. Feed what I need, not just what I want.
But most of all, I'm trying to remain positive with all this and make a good change for myself and my family.
One day at a time. One pose at a time. One meal at a time.