Play Hard – Work Harder
I didn’t post about Christmas and New Year, not that I have a problem with it. It’s just that I tend to steer away from tradition and go with what I feel’s good for me.
I believe in each moment, every day, sometimes smooth, sometimes not. Although, I must admit the start of a New Year is a good incentive, a boost to start new ventures, to reflect on the past and the future, and see the changes you may want to put into your daily life.
2017 began with seriously hard times, lost in a bottomless pit with no direction in life, desolate, this was my lowest point.
Then through my Yoga, books, learning, surrounding myself with positive people, beautiful friends and learning to love myself. Slowly stepping away from my negativity, my life took a complete turn, I was happy, happier than I’ve ever been in many many years.
Out of the blue, without searching, I met a man, a fricken awesome guy that makes me laugh, and makes my heart melt and tingle all over.
Amongst my healthy days, and my Yoga classes, together we have had months of fun, plenty of meals out, holidays, weekend breaks, lots of beer, wine, Ginger Soy Lattes at Costa, mince pies and a shed load of Vegan Sausage Rolls, we’ve had a ball.
I am a firm believer in balance, in all areas of life, and to be honest, I am feeling its time for me to make a few changes, a mini ‘Mimi detox’. Don’t get me wrong I try to be as healthy as I can, living a Vegan lifestyle, try to avoid oil, sugar, and salt in my daily diet eating hearty, nutritious meals. Yet, I must admit, my portion sizes have been growing bigger to humungous as I’ve let my hair down (literally) being comfortable in myself. I say this while trying not to feel disappointed in myself and my new little pot belly. As I believe I have the power to control it with my determination and motivation, so I have set myself a schedule to get myself back on track finally (thank fuck).
With all this in mind, I’m excited, I have a busy few months ahead, many new classes, Yoga and Dance, lots of new exciting opportunities and projects, lots of new faces to meet, lots of time with my boys Dave and Jim-bob, and future travels and adventures planned with my remarkable man.
I feel a bit of a hypocrite. As I often share about acceptance and self-love, yet, recently during the festive season I’ve struggled and have been beating myself up, thinking I have let myself down, putting on a front. As, in all honesty, I’ve overindulged, don’t we all, yet, I’ve still had lots of fun and wouldn’t change a thing.
I accept each day as it comes, one day may be good, one day bad, so, if I give in now and again, and have a dirty vegan burger, then that’s fine. However, right now I’m ready for 6am mornings, HIIT, Yoga, Meditation, daily walks in nature with the pooches, lots of excellent classes, lots of fun, lots of smiles, and loving life….
I read a book recently, whereby a chapter inspired me about focusing on 3 months at a time. This sounded perfect for me, as I admit, I try to take on the world, and do everything at once. Yet, this isn’t such a good idea watering down my attention. Whereas, if I take 3 months at a time, focusing on just a few goals, and then sticking to it, I can give more devotion, more passion and love to my task at hand. Again, it’s all about Balance.
So, my next 3 months are all about eating healthier, fitness, self-practice, me time, connecting, and sharing my love of Yoga.
Work Hard – Play Harder
What the mind believes the body achieves, energy goes where the attention flows
P.S. Starting Monday ‘obvs’……………..
Sex, Love, and (Vegan) Sausage Rolls !!
If you’re offended by this photograph, I apologise but, this is how I sausage Roll…