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  • Nevetharine
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    Hi Bees,

    So I don't have a video for the yoga I did yesterday. I just created the sequence as I went along. Did yoga like that for 45minutes.

    Today's eating wasn't the healthiest. My brother came for a visit and bought fish and chips. The chips were a lot... so me and my husband basically had fries for lunch. And I had a tummy ache afterwards.

    I plan on having some porridge with fruits and nuts for dinner. (I know that's breakfast food)

    Today's yoga was 4 sets of Chandra Namaskar, Moon Salutations with some awesome new meditation music. It was lovely!

    Habits:

    • Stay away from energy drinks 5/30 ☆
    • Morning affirmations 4/30 ☆
    • Hot lemon water instead of coffee 2/30 (eh, 20%, I didn't drink coffee but had vanilla Chai Tea)
    • 7-10 minutes daily meditation 2/30 ☆
    • Add nourishment, remove restriction. 2/30 ☆

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  • Nevetharine
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    DorothyMH oh! One thing I also want to incorporate into my fluids is definitely bone broth! Super good for you.

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  • Nevetharine
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    I love herbal teas! Its a shame they're so expensive here... but I see a range of Rooibos tea products on the shelves right now that are great... some with chamomile, or mint, or ginseng etc. I currently have a cup of Apple Rooibos tea most days which is delicious!

    Okay so I had a fail with the sugar today. I ate some gummies.

    Only 3 though...

    Am I being harsh? I think so. Seeing how much sugar my co-workers consume makes me feel super healthy 😂 ... 6 teaspoons in 1 cup of coffee (drinking about 3 a day - with junk food inbetween) ... here I am moaning about me using half a teaspoon in one cup.

    Okay and I ate my main meal at dinner. Because... well, I tend to forget what happens at work -

    I'm too nervous to eat too much at work... then I skip the food...get home starving at night and overeat. Or I DO manage to eat the food...and get home wanting a bigger meal anyway simply because its grounding and calming.

    Same day changes again, I know.

    But okay lets stick to these habits instead:

    •No energy drinks (1 habit I absolutely, undoubtedly MUST break, this stuff is a health hazard)

    • Yoga and meditation daily

    • Morning affirmations

    • Hot lemon water replaces coffee

    • ADD MORE NOURISHMENT - remove restrictions. (I'm making this an affirmation, I'm removing food restrictions, but focusing on ADDING more nutrition. The irony is that when I actually succeed at convincing myself to give up restriction, I end up wanting "bad foods" less - weird hey?)

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  • DorothyMH
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    Hot lemon water is a great idea for replacing a hot fluid of any kind. Can you drink herbal teas, at all? I find them very soothing for my anxious mind, and sort of meditative

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  • Nevetharine
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    Oh! I forgot one habit,

    • Have your Main meal at Lunch 1/30 ☆

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  • Nevetharine
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    I've been bad at updating again. Sorry guys.

    I guess I'm leaning more towards yoga at the moment, as I feel like my mental health needs it more than "regular" exercise. Its especially healing for me since I connect to the spiritual side of yoga as well.

    So, I guess the only thing I can update about is changes I'm making to my habits.

    I've taken the day off from work tomorrow, just so I can recalibrate my mind. By the way, its freezing cold here. I'm wearing like 2 longsleeve shirts, 2 sweaters and a jacket.

    Oh, guys! You should totally try Date syrup. Its stupid simple to make and a great replacement for sugar.

    I'm also attempting to form a habit of using affirmations. Specifically these ones:

    I am enough

    I have enough

    There is plenty for everyone, including me

    And then, I did a power yoga sequence yesterday of 30 minutes, that focused quite a bit on the upper back. I'll try to link to the videos I did when I can...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_LvGTQ3Aq-g

    Okay, now that I've told everything in a very all-over-the-place manner... here are some habits I'm trying to form.

    Habits:

    • Stay away from energy drinks (bad for heart and kidneys - super bad habit I'm trying to break) 3/30 ☆
    • Stay away from sugar and sugary snacks (because tooth decay) 1/30 ☆
    • Morning affirmations 2/30 ☆
    • Hot lemon water instead of coffee (because I replace my water intake with coffee and because its cold, I drink even less water, because water is also cold.) 1/30 ☆
    • 7-10minutes daily meditation 1/30 ☆

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  • DorothyMH
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    Yuck. I hope resting helps you feel better.

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  • Nevetharine
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    Yesterday was supposed to be my down-day but I ended up feeling too down to have a down-day too. 😂

    I have this deep muscular pain in my upper back between the shoulder blades, so I just did some quick yoga for that.

    The day was super cold and today is even worse.

    I'm on a down-day today. Will just do yoga tonight as well. I'm quite low energy as I'm having some IBS symptoms. I know I skipped a day of logging again... habits habits...

    Peace Bees

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  • Nevetharine
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    So I have some free time in my lunch hour that I can use to give an update. It'll be about the previous day. Yesterday I did 40 minutes of yoga for core. I actually got myself two yoga blocks and I'm chaffed with that because I can keep some poses longer using them!

    We had spaghetti bolognaise last night... and some chocolate for our anniversary.

    My workplace is cold and dark. And I don't spend time outside anymore during the week. (Not great) So I soaked up some sunshine yesterday and just listened to the birdsong.

    One of the grocery stores had awesome specials on different dried fruit & nut mixes so I bought a couple of pouches. I have this habit where I take a handful of dried fruit and nuts and 2 blocks of chocolate to work. Its my little pick-me-up hehe.

    Have an awesome week, Bees

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  • f1shtacular
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    Welcome back dear! I admire you still trying your best to be healthful despite how busy you are. We're all here for you.

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  • TheLibrarian
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    Welcome back

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  • DorothyMH
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    It’s nice to hear you are doing well.
    Welcome back!!

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  • Fremen
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    Welcome back

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  • HellYeah
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    Welcome Back!

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  • TopNotch
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    Hey, welcome back!

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