This Week in Review

The first full week of Autumn has been very eye opening for me. I realized that although it is my favorite season, it tends to be the season when life is busiest for me. Despite my best efforts I have just been overwhelmed and out of sync this week. Life has been hectic is every way, shape and form.

But after taking stock of week one, I realized that I need to reset myself. And I also realized it is completely okay to stop the train that is life to make sure it is securely on track. In order to fully embrace the season I love so much, I will take the rest of the week to stop and remember the things that are most important to me. My plan to reset involves:

  • Creating/updating to do lists
  • Pausing to deep clean up all of my spaces
  • Creating time each day to read and listen to some favorite podcasts
  • Focus on increasing my vegetable and water intake each day.
  • Remember to do one thing each day that reminds me of the season I love so much.

I actually look forward to resetting myself this week. I refuse to waste another moment of Autumn.

~ C ~

Why I Chose The Salad

Tonight for dinner I chose the salad.

It was a simple summer salad filled with mainly vegetables, a few fruits and dash of lemon vinaigrette to finish it off.

Was a salad what I was craving? Not really. But after quickly reflecting on my meals for the day and the week so far, I knew it was the right choice. I needed balance. I could use an extra dose of vegetables and fruits. After giving myself some grace over the weekend, I knew it was time to tighten back up on my healthy meal selections for the week.

There was a period not too long ago in my life where the salad wouldn’t have even been on my radar. I wasn’t disciplined enough. Instead it would have been “which fast food fries and random main item (because I clearly go for the fries) would I get?” Somewhere in the abyss of my mid 20s I lost my way health and wellness wise and it truly was anything goes. And my overall state of being showed it.

But where I stand today in my life, I choose wellness. Today I choose less chemicals, GMOs and artificially filled foods to put in my body. Today I choose foods that are created from the Earth. Today I make decisions to support a better tomorrow rather than decisions that support a fleeting immediate “need”. Today I choose health.

The salad for me today has become a symbol of something so much larger. It is a reminder of my new found strength and discipline. The salad reminds me that I am thinking clearly enough now to know when I’ve hit my “treat yourself” limit for the week. The salad is a symbol of the wisdom I have gained from the seasons I have recently crawled through. The salad reminds me that my continued wellness journey is critical to achieving my goals in every facet of life. The salad is a clear reminder that I always have choice in life.

So that is why tonight I happily chose the salad.

~ C ~