health re-boot time
September, feels like the perfect time to delve into new goals and get re-inspired. One of my biggest goals for this month, and beyond, is to take time for better health. After a summer of one too many patio drinks, yam fries and sittin' on my tooch... (anyone else?) I'm in desperate need of a health re-boot. Especially since I deal with auto-immune issues and not eating right can leave me feeling depleted & ill. With that said, this is the month friends, I'm feeling jazzed + have already started implementing my new "health re-boot" strategies into daily life. Tell me, what's your best tactic?!
Yoga & walking: recently, while running I hurt my knee and have used it as a bit of an excuse ever since. However, both yoga (I follow Eoin Finn) and power walking are such great alternatives, and they're fantastic for digestive health too. Because I don't know about you, but there's nothing worse than feeling bloated & lethargic. Gross, right?!
Take a break from alcohol: there's nothing lovelier than taking a moment to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. But currently, I'm feeling like it's time to give my body & liver a much needed rest. I've started replacing my evening wine with herbal teas... I love adding honey & homemade almond milk, it's just as enjoyable + I feel way healthier for it!
Go for a hike: Martin & I are terribly over-due for a good old fashioned hike. The fresh air and beautiful surroundings do so much to restore our brains & bodies. Sadly, my weekends have been replaced with work and usually blog photo-shoots. Oy, don't get me started!! But, I'm trying to move things around, manage my schedule better, and can't wait to plan our next hike!
Food allergy testing: have you been? I went a few years ago and was surprised to learn I had several food sensitivities which were linked to my health issues and overall "un-well" feeling. Often times we think of food allergies as something more dramatic like anaphylactic shock, but if you have undiagnosed tummy troubles, food reactions, could be the culprit.
Epsom salt & lavender bath: I've been using both Epsom salts and lavender oil (usually 10 drops) in my bath for years and love it. Epsom salt acts as a natural muscle relaxant, soothes the nervous system and does a great job to improve sleep. Same is true of Lavender oil + it smells so darn good!
Cozy and cute: Ha, yes, it's always about the clothes! ;) But honestly, having cozy & cute lounge wear for home is an instant mood lifter. I feel happier, eat better and I'm more likely to make "healthier" choices when I'm feeling good about myself. On that note, I just nabbed these joggers, cami + cardy and can't wait to spend my evenings lounging around in them!