Monday, November 12, 2012
If I think about what I shouldn't eat or what I should do - I feel that this is a very negative way to look at life. Always feeling like we are missing out on pleasure. 'Should' is one of the worst words in the English language.
Instead I try to focus on what I can eat, and what I can do.
I CAN eat plenty of lovely fresh fruit & vegetables (there are plenty of people in the world who don't have access to these things - central australian communities for example). There is so much enjoyment in fresh food, if we allow ourselves to appreciate them.
I CAN move my body without pain. Not everyone can say that - and the more I look after myself, the more likely it is that this will continue into my older years.
I CAN ride my bike in a reasonably safe and clean environment.
I CAN flavour my food with fresh herbs, citrus juices, spices to make a different taste sensation for every meal. If I am bored with my cooking, I have no one to blame but myself.
I CAN find new and healthy ingredients to make preparing & eating food a continuous path of exploration and enjoyment.
I CAN afford to look after myself well - attend a gym, see a doctor/dentist/physio, eat properly (most of the time)
I CAN improve my fitness to make February's 50km mountain bike race more enjoyable.
I CAN complete a 50km mountain bike race.
I CAN eat whatever I want - and fortunately, there is so much good healthy stuff in this world. I try to get that in first.
I CAN maintain this weight (364 days and counting!)
I CAN live without mild depression (that lived with me for a good 15 years)
I CAN have good levels of energy
Eat food, not too much, mostly plants . . . . and move my body!