I'm not even quite sure if you know where I am right now so I'll tell you everything over a glass of wine. I have now moved from Dublin City to spend some time in Wexford with Ken's mum. As you may know Ken and I are going to travel for about a month from 12th of September. Our room mates wanted to move out of the apartment we were living in and we weren't too keen on living with someone else and it was too expensive to live there on our own so we decided to move out as well. Considering our travel we decided to spend some time here in Wexford before getting our own place again because it's waaaay cheaper and we'll need to save up as much as possible for our travel. Since we had decided to not get a new apartment we also decided to keep all our things at Ken's mum's place instead of hiring a storage unit like we have in the past and pay Mandy instead considering she has an extra room and the storage units are wildly expensive. We also didn't want to pay for an apartment for a month we weren't even going to live there while traveling.
I'm a person who loves the city to an enormous extent. I love the energy, people, the shopping, the restaurants and the chance of seeing an old friend at any time. I was really dreading spending time here for so long because there is none of that here, I wouldn't even have done it if it wasn't for the fact that it made a lot of sense economically.
I knew I would need some sort of project when down here to keep me busy because I am literally in the middle of nowhere. I thought about it for a while and I decided to focus on my health. I decided to give up sugar for the time I was here, I decided to try to run (I haven't ran in about 5 years after an accident where I broke my leg and needed surgery which still gives me pain), to cook healthy meals everyday and keep up my yoga.
In April Ken and I was staying with Ken's grandma for a week because her son was out of town and she's really old so she needed help. I hadn't done yoga in a few months and a completely random morning I woke up and I knew that I desperately needed to do yoga. On Granny's hard painful wooden floor I started without a mat. I just got it in me that I HAD to do it. I felt the same way the day after and the day after that too and suddenly I felt like I was on a roll. After about a week I decided quite suddenly that I wanted to set a goal to do yoga for at least 30 minutes every single day for 100 days. The only reason I didn't talk about it on the blog was because I had vowed to start a real health routine before and not succeeded, not been able to come though and say "yay I did it, so can you!". Of course I could be motivating, but I would feel like a phony if I didn't follow through myself. I wasn't even sure myself that I would go through with all 100 days or if I just needed a push to do more than a week or month. Anyway, this is a success story. TODAY!!! Today I reached day 100!! I am so, so, so happy I set the goal. I am so much stronger more flexible and I kind feel a bit new or something. Like, I'm ready for anything. As if I had a mind and body detox. I didn't think this would be the case, but I actually enjoy yoga way more right now than I did when I started. It's become the most natural part of my day and a time where I can just become stronger and focus on myself.
Like I said I also tried running again which was also very successful. I believe yoga has helped my leg so much and made it better. I've felt a little bit of pain especially the day after my runs in the leg I broke, but only a fraction of what I used to and just the fact that I can run at all feels unreal. I'm taking it pretty easy now at the start, but I'm hoping to build it up and be able to run for a while. Three days ago we bought a treadmill! So exciting!! I love running on a treadmill. I seriously used the treadmill 5 times in the three days. It's so exciting!
So yeah, I have no coffee shop outside my door anymore and no cinema 5 min away from my apartment. Which means if I only buy healthy things there is nothing, but healthy I can possibly put in my body. My health project is going just as planned and being here on the country side isn't as bad as I thought it would be!
There you have everything that has been going on with me for the last while. Now I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening. <3