Booty Camp starts on Tuesday. Twice a week at 6.15am for an hour for 4 weeks. Designed by women for women. I'll start tracking my food, measurements and weight from Monday. Looking forward to some inspiration and getting fitter again. I kinda kept up the pizza habit since I got back from the States. Still trying to find something close to the New York slice from Astoria, downstairs from my sister's flat. Basil is possibly close with their Margheritta, yum!
Contraception, specifically NuvaRing. I went off the pill in August and have since had a pregnancy scare. Everyone else is going to have the babies for me right so thankfully I'm not pregnant but I'm not taking my chances again. The reason I went off the pill in the first place was because I was a little concerned about being on it for so long. My doctor assures me it is safe and hell, do I prefer the alternative? Uh, no thank you. Why NuvaRing? I don't have to pop a pill every day and it's a lower dose of hormones but just as effective. It's a little more expensive than the pill but I'm happy to pay for the convenience. I'll give it a month or two and see if it works for me.
Meditation. My man and I have been attending an awesome beginner's course to Buddhist meditation at the Sydney Buddhist Centre. We have a great teacher by the name of Ratnavyuha who is unreal. I'm finding it challenging to do my homework, basically meditating when not in class, but I hope it becomes more regular in my life. It really does make me realise that there is so much beauty in the world if only I actually take the time and actually stop to have a look more than I do. I think I'm beginning to understand how meditation can really be about joy and curiosity now, while being totally present in the moment. I do live too much in my past where I beat myself up over things I have done or said. It's good to acknowledge it but then let it go. Learn from the mistake and move on.
Vital Greens. Fantastic. Even though I just got my blood test results back and proved that I'm a healthy vegetarian, I like the idea of using this as my "multi-vitamin". This is a great product and so many people I know now through my studies in Nutritional Medicine have used this product and highly recommend it. It's organic, it's sourced from natural foods, it's got 76 nutrients in it, it has high bio-availability and best of all, great for vegetarians. Some people even use it as a their primary protein supplement. It is expensive but you'll get bang for your buck. If you live in Australia, you can get a free sample, just check out the site.
Yoga. I am trying a new studio on the weekend. One that doesn't focus so much on the spiritual. I want to explore some other schools of thought. I haven't really picked up my yoga asana practice as much again as I had hoped but I know the time will come when I'm ready to grab it by the horns again.
I can't wait for college to be over for the year, soon! I have assignments due and end of term exams coming up. I really should get off this thing and make sure I pass...