This is all a journey right? Tweak here, add there, change this up a bit....
For me I'd like to start focusing on:
So, what's next for you?
I have "fallen away" a bit over the past few months on the eating part of it, so I would like to get some of that back to where it needs to be. I also want to up my amount of primal movement. In no particular order, I have contemplated:
Great question. Can't wait to see other responses!
Definitely more fermented foods. I just dipped in to my first batch of kombucha the other night; it came out great.
Less dairy is also a must for me. I still eat Greek yogurt and toss a little soft mozzarella into my omelets now and then, but I find that I don't enjoy it like I used to, and I think it's about time that I gave it up completely. Cheese just makes me feel bloated anyway.
I also plan to do more lifting and sprinting.
I am still pushing towards being a more "natural" and "outdoor" girl. I've been in a bad habit of watching movies, playing on the computer, or reading books when I should be out in the sunshine getting some of that natural vitamin D and enjoying the outdoors with my little squirrels (that's my daughters... little girls... get it?)!
Anyway, I've planned a super awesome vacation for my husband and I to the Rockies of Colorado and am getting really pumped about it! That is a big leap for me. I would rather do a city vacation with museums and stuff like that, but I think the outdoor bonding will also be good for our relationship (and good for me!).
I bought a pair of barefoot shoes from Merrel, which I really enjoy so far. I want to wear those more often than I do. I'm kind of lazy about putting them on...
I've started making my own shampoo and some other health and beauty aids I used to buy at the store, in the hopes of elliminating a lot of the harmful chemicals we get from store bought crap. I made the squirrels some homemade toothpaste, which didn't go over too well, but I'm learning...
I'm closer to that pull up every day! I put a towel around the stall bar in my bathroom at work and every time I go in there, I give it a try.
I would like to get more motivated to cook again. I've had some really bad experiences with some of the Paleo recipes I've tried and it has turned me off because A: It tastes gross and is a waste, and B: I am too cheap to throw anything away, so I end up gagging it down.
Those are all the steps I have taken or are in the middle of taking and want to take soon... Whew! Just thinking about all the work I've done and have to do makes me want to take a nap :)
In no particular order:
I've already made the transition to no-shampoo and it's been great. No soap for my beard either. I no longer scratch my face in my sleep until it bleeds. About twice a week I do rinse my scalp and face with diluted apple cider vinegar which keeps everything clean without stripping out the natural oils in my face and scalp.
What I'm going to do this year:
1.Make my own charcuterie - my wife bought the Ruhlman/Polcyn book, and I was reading it with some fervor.
2.Plan a one-week paleo hike a small portion of the AT.
3.Finally, we are looking for a new home this year from an apartment to hopefully something with enough land that I can raise chickens and grow a garden.