This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge (Inside – click here to see more entries) spookily ties in perfectly with a post that I was going to write anyway. How zen is that? 🙂
There’s only one word to describe how I’ve felt the past week or so – urgh! I developed an ear infection, which quickly spread to my sinuses. Added to the fact I’ve been working crazy hours, I soon became exhausted and ill. Then, I had two bad allergic reactions – TO APPLES of all things! (After further thought, I’ve concluded it was probably something sprayed into the apples that I reacted to and not the fruit itself)
By Saturday morning I was starting to feel better, so I decided to go for a run. Unfortunately, my bad luck was still with me, and I put my back out halfway around the park. Needless to say, my weekend wasn’t fun and mainly involved sitting on the sofa with a hot water bottle up against my back.
I can count on one hand how many times I’ve been ill since I switched to plant-based living almost two years ago. I’m not used to it, and I don’t like it.
So, I decided it was time to look after myself a bit better. I booked myself in for a hopi candle treatment to clear out my ears and a facial massage (both of which were amazing), and I went back to basics with my food. This is what my kitchen looked like whilst I was (very slowly, don’t forget I had a bad back) preparing some good, healthy vegan food.
It’s kind of symbolic actually – my life is basically utter chaos (just like my kitchen), but I’m trying to fix myself from the inside out.