Summer. I know it’s not technically summer yet, but my husband graduated a couple of weeks ago from his graduate program so he is (we are) officially on summer break! It’s been a long couple of years trying to find balance between school, work and nourishing ourselves through food, rest and play. I’m looking forward to getting back into the rhythm of a less frenetic lifestyle.
What’s working in May:
The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook. If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll know that most recipes coming out of my kitchen lately have been inspired by my new favorite cookbook. You can read my review here.
FitBit. I’ve had a FitBit for a while now, but it ran out of batteries and got shoved in the back of my drawer. I’ve recently pulled it out and recharged it and am once again obsessed with step-counting and stair climbing. It’s a great way to get back into actively finding ways to incorporate more movement into my regular activities. If you use fitbit, let me know in the comments below and we can be “friends”!
Evening walks. With the longer days, it’s been fun to go for an evening walk after dinner. There’s all sorts of research coming out about the value of short amounts of exercise spread throughout the day (this is different than HIIT). You can read an article about walking as a digestive aid here.
Succulents. I’m a terrible gardener. I take that back. I live in an apartment that gets NO sunlight, thus, all my plants die. I’ve recently purchased some succulents and kept them alive for more than two weeks now so clearly I’m a succulent expert and should go buy more.
Handstands. I’m no fitness expert, in fact, I struggle to keep up with a consistent fitness routine. I recently remembered a previous love for handstands and decided to do a handstand everyday. What do you know? It’s actually motivated me to work on getting stronger and more flexible so my handstands will improve. Hey, whatever works, right?
Kevita. I love all raw, fermented products (kombucha, sauerkraut, etc.), but Kevita is standing out to me this month because I’ve discovered their lemon + cayenne flavor and it makes the perfect morning tonic. I pour myself a small glass each morning while I make breakfast and one bottle lasts about five days.
What’s been working for you?