Focus on summer self care

 

Changing focus for the summer

Although I’ll be working part-time through July and August,  my focus is changing to health and wellness goals with lots of time in the art studio.  This ia a great opportunity for me to make some important changes. And the time is now!

Food

The planning and preparation for a 60 day wellness challenge is everything. There’s some preliminary mindset work needed in order to establish and sustain all-important meaning and motivation. Then – there’s the purge!  My program eliminates processed sugar (including all alcohol & wine) dairy, grains, legumes for a month. The cupboards and fridge were scoured. In the longer term, I’ll be sourcing out simple summer recipes for meal planning. With this very annoying acid reflux “issue”, there are lots of foods I need to avoid completely – so I’m researching a modified Mediterranean diet for myself.

Clothing

These are easy decisions for me. I want to be comfy and cool for the summer with natural fabrics denim, khaki, oversize white cotton boyfriend shirts, funky straw hats and sunglasses. I have no problem stripping down my closet and packing things up for donations. For the gym, I have totally indestructible Under Armour workout clothes..

Activity

Total wellness requires full engagement with life – body, mind and spirit. For fitness, I’ll increase and track morning walks to the YMCA and  light weights to main muscle strength. At the lake, I’ll hit the beach for barefoot walks along the shore.

 

 

 

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