I’ve been treating my soul well, connecting to friends, learning, teaching, interacting, playing with my kids, being with my husband, reading interesting books, listening to music. I’m blogging as never before. Here, not as much as I’d like to, but my Explorations is being well-treated.
However, it’s time to feed (or must I say not to!) my body. Not to give more food. No! But in the sense of taking better care of it. I’m not treating it well at all. I’ve changed my eating habits since I got to the US. I haven’t gained weight (If I had I’d be a ball rolling all over!). No. This is not the issue. If my kids and husband are not home for lunch time, I don’t eat lunch. My breakfast is reduced to always the same bread and coffee. I’m not eating as much fruit as I used to. Well, I eat salad, but I’m forcing to eat it, for the lettuce here seems to be plastic. I don’t know why. I don’t know why fruits and vegetables here don’t have the same taste and juice as in Brazil. I long for a sweet papaya in the morning…
Of course in Brazil I was totally spoiled with Luzineide cooking and beautifully setting the table for a family lunch together, but no excuses. NO!
I was also more consistent with exercising in Brazil. Maybe because of the motivation I had of exercising with friends, doing those crazy coreographed trampolin activities with wonderful Caé and friends, or dance classes. Even the workout, there was Moisés, our faithful instructor, who takes us to the limit. Here, though I have access to very well-equipped gyms and for free, I find all excuses to not go. It’s a lonely journey. I think this is my biggest excuse as I’m a gregarious person…
Why am I saying all that here? Well, if blogging has changed me and my soul and fed my spirit, maybe by blogging I could act upon something that’s really bugging me. I’ve written journal entries for my eating habits before as part of my Weight Watchers stuff, but here it’s open to the world. It’s not a diary, for a diary presupposes something closed, secret, not open. I’m here exposing myself and hope that my words go to my brain. I need to act now to balance body and spirit into a happier soul. Let’s see if it works!
Just two actions for this week to start improving and changing things:
Eating more fruits
Getting back to exercise. Anything will do, playing basketball with the kids, getting back to jumping ropes, gym. Whatever!