Thursday, July 11, 2019

Self Care Is The New Health Care

Self Care Is The New Health Care- design addict mom

At the beginning of the year, I mentioned that I was embracing being more intentional about self care.  Self care looks different for everyone. For me being a visual person with a strong connection to nature, self care is surrounding myself with plants or making over my bedroom to become an area of retreat which is much needed as a Mama of 3 young ones. In January, I hopped on the celery juice hype and it is deserving of all the hype. I only had a blender at the time, so I researched juicers and found this affordable one and it works beautifully. I was juicing celery every morning for at least two months when I had a two week lapse because I had to travel out of the country. I highly recommend following Medical Medium on instagram - so much enlightening information to realize optimal health.

Self Care Is The New Health Care- design addict mom

Losing the Baby Weight
Breastfeeding Cheyenne undoubtedly led to quite a bit of weight loss but in addition to the detox from the celery juice, I also bought the Massy Arias MA60 program and I did the exercises in our little garage gym(pictured below).


Self Care Is The New Health Care-design addict mom

I already had almost all the equipment needed and it's more convenient for me to work out at home. However, if you don't have the right equipment and can go the gym, i highly recommend that so you can achieve best results. In the beginning, I would incorporate about 30 minutes of cardio in addition to the other exercises. However, now I focus mostly on lifting and building my strength. I haven't been as consistent as I should be lately but I intend to fix that and get back to beast mode.

Self Care Is The New Health Care-design addict mom

Diet
I've always been a healthy eater so there haven't been too many adjustments there. We are also a make it from scratch kind of family so you'll rarely find processed food in our pantry. Although  I don't have a sweet tooth, I still try to watch my sugar intake.

Self Care Is The New Health Care-design addict mom

Mental and Spiritual Care
This area of self care has probably seen the most work. I've recently experienced some things that brought me great despair but with that despair also came spiritual growth. The books,
A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle and A Praying Life by Paul Miller have been great resources that have helped me in this area. Life is an ongoing learning process but it's important to stay connected to our true selves and remember that joy starts from within. xx


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