After a difficult 2015, I may have practiced the art of emotional eating a little too intensely. Like, 10-15 extra pounds intensely. As someone who has struggled with weight and food since the dawn of time, this was not too surprising. Surprising, no, but disappointing? Heck yes. Now that I am starting to be semi-present in my life again, I am making some small but powerful changes to get me back to my running weight. Running is by far my favourite form of exercise but the heavier I am, the more difficult it becomes. I keep saying weight/pounds/etc. but disclaimer: this isn’t primarily about loss on the scale. It is more about being able to run long distances without tiring. It is about feeling strong. It is about taking better care of myself. While making these changes will no doubt lead to some weight loss, my main goal is to be healthier and happier with myself.
This tea people. Gawd. This tea is so good. With Ottawa’s spring/winter/spring weather thing going on, I am still indulging in some of my favourite winter teas from time to time. Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice is the boss of my winter tea collection. I could drink just this tea until the end of time and still be in love with it. I ask for it every year for Christmas and my family kindly indulges me. And according to Harney & Sons website, I’m not the only one in love with this tea: it is their most popular flavoured tea worldwide.
Firstly, thanks for coming back after I took a few days off blogging. At this point in my life, I can hardly manage to get out of bed in the morning, let alone planning and writing blog posts! One thing I am always keen to tell the world about, however, is tea. My Mom finds the most fun teas from local shops. This has allowed me to amass quite the tea collection. I am quite proud of it. If the zombie apocalypse were to go down, I could go years without scavenging new teas. Anyways, enough with the zombie talk and on to April in Paris.
So confession time: three goals are waaaaay too many for my life right now. My plan of cementing three goals into my routine of every day life was a pipe dream. For the sake of transparency, here is a review of how I did with March’s goals..
- Get 30 minutes of exercise every day: Made an honest stab at this one, and did manage to get in 30 minutes or more of exercise most days. Wasn’t an every day achievement though.
- Make healthy lunches for work every day: I did try.. really I did. But I am currently lazy af in the morning so this was a 50/50 situation. Many days I just had a can of soup instead.. ah well! I’m only human!
- Clean my dishes at work as soon as I dirty them: This happened for two days. Honestly. I am a monster.
So! I will keep my goal a little more modest for this month and see how that works out. My goal for April is.. drum roll..