November

Well November you’re over and the last month of the year is in full holiday swing.

When I think of the month November I think of Thanksgiving.. it also serves as a time for me to evaluate my year thus far, and plan for my last month, December, 2016. Most people associate November with food + family. So, I decided this was a great time to keep a food log, and focus on Self – Care.

 

November:

Food Log

+

Eliminate to be thankful

LOL (literally)

 

Food Log and Eliminate: This month I wanted to apply the principles of mindfulness in a much less elevated context: my eating habits. I would call myself an eccentric eater. HA! I pretty much know I’m going to burn off what ever I eat, and this is my problem entirely. I guess it’s positive I recognized this. I tend to overlook the snacks I intake and small indulgences like 2-3 cups of coffee in the am, excessive amounts of peanut butter and my favorite dessert… icecream.

So I gave up all three of them in November.

(side note (so fam doesn’t call me out) I accidently had icecream on Nov 25th 2 scoops of cookie dough to be exact, I TOTALLY FORGOT guys).

 

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Chai Tea is my new favorite, oh and Matcha. Matcha. Matcha.

 

I’ve never truly given anything up. I think I gave up soda for lent back in middle school, and since then I haven’t been a soda drinker.

Anyway, I kept a food log for the first time in my life in order to be mindful of what I am sticking in my body. I didn’t diet, but the food log definelty made me realize I don’t eat balanced meals.  I also gave up my favorite three foods to be more thankful of them. I really enjoy the smell of a cup of coffee it truly awakens my senses and even lifts my spirits. Peanut butter is my one true love, ‘I put that s*** on everything’ apples, bananas, smoothies, pretzels, my cereal bowl and spoons. But I realized I over indulge in PB. I used to have like half a cup a day. Seriously. So I cut it out and hope to eat less of it. Ice cream is my favorite dessert on the planet. My favorite is chocolate mint, I’ll eat it all though. So I gave it up (with the exception is Nov 25th, totes forgot, honestly).

Giving up my three favorite foods taught me to be thankful for them on the reg.

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Things women do on the regular also happened like pampering.. I shopped, got my hair done, nails done. Rare. Oh, and I bathed too guys! Aren’t you proud of me!? #selfcare

The last was LOL.. literally. I think my life is hilarious. I go about my days thinking the world is conspiring in my favor and that God is the ultimate comedian. Can’t be serious all the time. If something is funny in a convo or in your mind, just lol. HA! At my aunts house this thanksgiving I got my cousins and I in a laughing circle. It’s a game where you have your head on someone’s stomach while laying down, and you just start belly laughing. It’s quite funny, my grandfather even got a laugh while watching us from the couch.

 

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