I decided to play vegan the last couple of days and I actually feel great. I'm riding a very positive vibration that's undeniable so get livened up with me and don't be no drag..
I don't think I'd ever commit to any specific diet as I'm all about finding the sweet spot in life. Philosophically I try to not box anything into categories of good and bad. Every moment presents an opportunity to find and maintain a balance. Discussions about food choices tend to get quite heated and it's understandable as there's moral and ethical issues that can make dietary centrism a tightrope to walk. I'm not at all trying to go there and will steer clear of any potential triggers.
We have probably all heard the phrase "you are what you eat" our entire lives. I tend to believe a more accurate statement would be "you are what you think" thus I make an effort to not judge people that are also merely trying to reach homeostasis.
I've been off my game due to a persistent bout of man flu that lasted over a week. I finally started feeling back to my middle aged self yesterday and usually that means I'd feel inclined to grab a few Friday beers and eat some fried rice or other glutenous gluttonous garbage. I never got that urge and also realised I haven't had a beer in over two weeks! I wanted to keep the momentum going and see where some lifestyle changes might take me.
I've joined up with the lovely @naturalmedicine steemians and have enjoyed a resurgence of responsible alternatives to the all too familiar sedentary and synthetic trappings that have been weighing me down. I realise my metabolism has slowed and as I approach 38 next month it's time to make an effort to treat myself better. I've developed a bit of a gut and while I'm not body shaming anyone or myself, I just don't like how it feels to be off center. I'm not looking to have a 6 pack or anything but the mini keg is not for me. My wife loves my dad body love her heart, but I see it as a slippery slope. Plus, as an American abroad I'd like to break the rotund McDonald's chowing down stereotype that's absolutely well deserved.
So, I've been limiting my coffee to one cup, and only a spot of milk. I've cut out any sugar drinks and opted for a squeeze of lemon and apple cider vinegar. Today I went full on and ate only vegan foods. The picture was part of my lunch I had after an 18 hour intermittent fast. It was a delicious homemade slaw combining cabbage and guava of all things. The dressing was simply sesame oil, ginger, lemon zest, tomatoes and black pepper. Not pictured I ate some yams and Jack fruit seeds with a dash of salt. If you haven't had Jack fruit seeds softened by either boiling or tossing in a pressure cooker you're really missing out on a unique and healthy treat.
After this meal I felt like singing and playing guitar which is rare. I then did some spotify inspired dance/yoga/stretching. This was followed up by an extended meditation that rivaled any of the many psychedelic fueled realignments I've had. I felt energetic yet tranquil and time just kind of ceased to be a thing. Only the rising and falling of my beer belly was observed. I became aware AGAIN that I'd been taught these various breathing techniques whilst on dmt but had never previously been able to get there while sober.
It's getting late and I'm still awake due to the micro nap I took this afternoon. I am feeling fantastic and noticed a great deal of synchronicity thats beyond the scope of this atypical post. Notice I've not ranted or cursed once 😂 If you read this, you're awesome and I thank you. I truly want you the reader to be inspired to live a joyful, no judgement, serenity now kinda life. I'm going to get some rest so I can get up with the sun to do some long overdue gardening. Then Sunday I'm headed to the jungle to wash away the remnants of any lingering concrete jungle afflictions..
Stay golden and I look forward to sharing more holistically focused posts with you all in the future.
En lak'ech 🙏💜🙏
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