Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
So a few months ago i discovered raw, and for my new years resolution decided to change 1 simple thing about my health every month with the aim that I will be full vegan and a % raw by the end of the year. Im definitely a slow and steady kind of person, and also intending to move to Asia in June, so don’t want to create habits that are not transferable to a different country!
My first change in January was smoothies every morning. I have (mostly) kept this up and have seen great improvements- especially in my skin and digestion.
I have go into the routine of having 4 green smoothies a week, 2 yellow and 1 red one a week. I decided on a mix partly because i think i get more of a mix of vitamins/ nutrients from having a variety of colours, and also for the availability in shops on days when im less organised- I get the innocent smoothies, which whilst pasteurised, don’t have any other stuff in them, so i decided its better than nothing! There is also a good smoothie bar called fuel near my work. They put sorbet/ yogurt in all the smoothies but they also do really nice fresh juice, my fave being carrot apple and orange.
My best smoothie tip: I use some frozen stuff in them, but i don’t like really cold smoothies, so I have been adding a splash of my green tea to them- works a treat!
I recently posted for ideas for my next month change, and after many good suggestions have decided that i will add yoga as my February change. I was aware that I needed more exercise and yoga is transferrable to any country. (I used to do it on the balcony at my house in Ghana- much to the locals amusement!) I have to admit that I went on holiday and have not done any yet! But this week I will be getting on with it and adding it to my routine. Im going to aim to do 2 sessions a week with the help of google and my amazing wii fit!! Wish me luck!
I think next month (March) I am going to cut out milk, which will be a much bigger challenge to me. By partner is off to Thailand for a month though so will be able to find out what milk substitutes are available (or if you can buy almonds cheaply!) I have already started drinking green tea and lemon, and only have about 1 milky cuppa a day, which for an English woman is quite an achievement in itself!!!
Thanks for everyones support, Im so happy i found this site, and hope that i will become a fountain of knowledge like some of you guys are!