It has been a little less than three weeks since I realized that reality bites and if I did not do something to improve my wellness, I would be heading for a less-than-optimal life — if indeed a life at all.
So a status report:
Juicing continues, though I am not keen on kale and other leafy greens. (Kale juice smells like lawn clippings….)
I find that I cannot exclusively stick to the vegan thing. Not enough umami. However, with the help of an egg or two during the week and a tiny bit of cheese, I have been doing better than expected with a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet. (Okay, I did have some lox with a bagel a couple of mornings ago).
I think the biggest improvement is getting out every day for the last week to walk (with a bit of jogging). I started short-range but am reaching further each time I go out. This morning I did a bit over 2 miles in 35 minutes. The challenge will be to continue this routine during the work week now that I have returned from Spring break.
Also, I have been struggling with people who have said things intended to deflate or minimize my endeavor. So unfortunately I have needed to stop sharing with them my progress. I need to do whatever is necessary to keep focused.
My commitment to a more healthful life-style has also brought about a re-commitment to other things in my life — a return to daily writing practice and a deepening of my personal spirituality — to name a couple. The brain-fog is lifting and clarity of thinking is starting to return.
So I will continue this stride for a while. I should probably start taking herbal supplements too but I’m not quite ready for that yet.
My thanks to all who have been providing encouraging words and practical advice. 🙂