WELCOME TO MY
09/10 – 09/14
Well hello again! Long time, no update, but here I am again to apprise all you lovelies about what I have in store. This will be the (possibly) last Monday Visions post I will be doing, at least in the form that you see now. I may or may not scrap it altogether but if I do decide to keep it, it will look a little different at the very least. With spring right around the corner, and my desire to start a new chapter in my life, it seemed fitting to give this little weekly update a little “spring clean” as well. Out with the old and in with the new, as the saying goes.
Anywhooooo…. here we are. Another bright, shining Monday morning. Fresh and full of promise for not only the day but the week to come. A new beginning, just begging to be explored. My goals are set, planned, and ready to be tackled. Check out the things I have planned for myself this week:
Dedicate: 30 day yoga challenge, everyday. Chakra yoga, everyday.
1 practice a day.
Meal prep for week. Eat at least 2 healthy meals a day.
This week will be focused mainly on self care. Baths, oil massages, nail painting, A hike/walk outdoors. Crochet at least once.
I’m already a few days into my Dedicate yoga journey and it’s going quite well! I have a very good feeling this time around, friends. I super dig the fact that they’re only about 20 minutes. Makes hoping on the mat that much easier. Sometimes a full hour practice just seems so daunting. And it’s YOGA!!! I dig it so. You’d think it’d be beyond easy to just do it! Good lord, but still, that’s the way it is sometimes. In addition to Dedicate, I’ll be doing a chakra practice each day. Today starts Muladhara, and I’ll move on up the chakras with each day.
Meditation… you thought I forgot all about it didn’t you? Well I kind of did. To ease myself back into a daily rhythm, I wanted to start off slow, just dip my toe into the tranquil meditative waters. Not cannonball in. So one practice a day. No sense trying to cram more in and getting overwhelmed. One step at a time.
Oh boy! I am so excited for this!! I have been AWFUL with healthy eating. As in not at all and it shows. My body is craving the good for me things! I recently picked up an Ayurveda cookbook, Eat Feel Fresh by the lovely Sahara Rose Ketabi. I’ve already tried a few recipes in there, mainly breakfast ones and I’m loving it! During meal prepping this week, I will certainly be using a recipe or two out of there, as well as making a few other healthy items for when the crunchies and munchies hit.
Lastly are the fun little love crafts I have planned for myself. Since I stopped smoking (I’m having a bit of a struggle with it), and I’ve started to focus more seriously on my tasks and goals that I’ve set out for myself, and I knew my stress and emotion levels would be sky high, I figured the best course of action would be to focus on self care activites that would promote a loving attitude towards myself, and in turn those around me. So that means baths (my freaking favorite thing! And also my favorite way to warm up in the damn cold Colorado winters), dry brushing that flaky winter skin off and oil massaging the moisture back in, insane foot and hand care including mani/pedi’s, and working on learning to crochet finally. The weather is getting nicer. It’s still very very snowy and the wind blows like it’s trying to kill you some days, but it’s getting warmer. Thank the gods! Unfortunately that means good old mud season is beginning. While I don’t relish the thought of sticky, muddy shoes, I am DYING to get out and go hiking. It is hands down one of my favorite activities ever and Colorado hikes are spectacular. I don’t expect to make it far and I’m not gonna choose some ridiculous trail to start my season off with. Heck I may just take a walk around the reservoir near my house (actually that’s probably the best idea) but regardless, I gots to get my body in the out of doors and move my legs about.
I am stronger than I know...
I’ve set some lofty challenges that will most assuredly test my willpower but I AM stronger than I know. I am more than capable of following through on my word and I can do so with a great inner strength.
I have willpower...
But just in case I need a reminder, here it is, screaming loud into my ear. I have willpower and it is mighty.
I am love...
And if a slip up happens, as they are wont to do, I can say with every fiber of my being that I do not want to give that negative voice even a hope of a chance to whisper in my ear with it’s vicious evil words. I am love, I am surrounded by love, I breathe it in, filling my heart space and send it out, to everyone and everything.
Oh come on, we all know I’m my biggest challenge. But honestly, I don’t forsee too many challenges this week. I feel motivated and I know that it’s just a matter of will power at this point.
Me Myself and I
Sometimes you hit a wall and say enough is enough. I’m done with the way things are and I’m ready to change. But it’s always, always, always easier said than done. Who will win this week? Me or my lack of willpower? (Hint: it’ll be me)
These are just so damned hard to come up with. This section will certainly be getting a new look. Here are some goodies I can look forward to if I reach my goals this week.
I think the best course of action here is to start from square one. So here we go…