Hey...it's been a while. Not that long, but ya know.
It's been a little crazy up in here but the good news is that we made it. Well, I made it. Through the summer! Duh.
It's my goal every summer. To. make. it. through. No, technically it's not over yet but it might as well be. Face it, September signals the end of all that miserable crazy hotness. Just tell yourself it does ok?
To celebrate, I'm taking a break.
Didn't I just do that? I think so but whatever. I need one and not just from blogging. The past few weeks for me have been very weird to say the least. I got what I thought was a lovely little infection (turned out to be something else), I got strep throat, and a whole myriad of other things with my health have been going SOUTH.
I'm not even kidding. I'm 29 years old. I'm supposed to have vibrant energy, a clean bill of health, and deep, restorative sleep, and, and, yeah. Hasn't been happening. Not even on my Paleo diet. Don't get me started.
I have a whole lot that needs to be said but I'm waiting. I'll ease a bit of the suspense by saying that just in the past few days, I've started to re-think some things. To re-prioritize. And to ask myself, what exactly are my goals here?
Goal 1: Eat a perfectly proportioned paleo diet and eschew all things grainy and delicious forever - NO
Goal 2: Eat a healthy balanced diet that leads and contributes to optimal metabolism, happiness, and fertility - YES
I'm having to take a step back and ask myself what I want and what is really working. Or not working. And I'm ok with that. It's a good thing.
So...I'm taking this month off. From any exercise other than what feels right. From a limited low-carb diet. I'm going to eat. A lot. And relax. A lot. And try to de-stress.
We made these last night, via Pinterest...and the Paper Mama made them! Don't be deceived. These are not your Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies. But Karlyn and I enjoyed them. Warm!
Have a lovely September friends. Christmas will be here before we know it. ;)
P.S. I'm not bashing Paleo. Yet. :> I'm not going off the deep end. Just taking a step back, and going in a slightly different direction. As I read recently, be a pragmatist, not a fundamentalist. Be willing to adapt. And I am.