Wholeheartedly Healthy Life: March

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Wholeheartedly Healthy Life: March

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WH LIFE MARCH

March has been a real mixed bag for me. I really enjoyed the Hay House Ignite event in London, Mother’s Day and finally moving into our new home and selling our old flat, but Finley and I both being quite unwell at the end of the month has not been fun at all! 

Being sick for the second month in a row was a massive wake up call for me that I need to take some big actions towards nourishing my immune system. It’s not even like it’s been two mild illnesses, both times I’ve been unable to get out of bed for two days and I think that’s a big sign from my body that something must change. To be perhaps a little fairer to myself, both illnesses have come right after unavoidable periods of intense lack of sleep and stress, but there’s still a clear need for me to start taking much better care of myself, something that I’ve always been planning to do now that we’re moved and settled. 

I had been doing quite well…

Green smoothieMango tahini matcha green smoothie

Ryvita with avocadoRyvita with avocado and hummus and cucumber

IMG 1518Lentil, red onion, feta and avocado salad

Chana masala

Before we moved, and even still now, I’m obsessed with Sainsbury’s chana masala! Not exactly the healthiest thing but not the worst either, it’s a side dish from their takeaway section in the refrigerated bit and it’s so good! Great for when I just haven’t had the time to cook over the move.

When I started feeling rough I brought out the big boys:

Healing chicken soupHealing chicken noodle soup (minus the noodles!)

Lemon and gingerMountains of ginger and lemons to make fresh ginger, lemon and honey infusion

One of my favourite things about our new house is the little yoga area I’ve created in the conservatory and I did manage to get in a brief yoga session.

Yoga

Speaking of the new house, I’m definitely feeling more at home here now that we have more things unpacked and all of our furniture in place. It’s bliss!

Living room

GOALS

Back in February I knew that March would be a transitory month so didn’t set any big goals for myself other than to survive, but I really do want to kick things up a notch for April! My main focus after that illness is going to be giving my immune system a real boost and I’ve created a four week plan to help me do that. It includes a lot of veggies, cod liver oil, bone broth, probiotics, fresh juices, gentle exercise outdoors where possible and as much rest as I can manage! I’d like to get to the end of April having not been ill and feeling much closer to my healthiest self again.

How was March for you? Do you have any goals for April?

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12 Comments

  1. AnnaTheApple

    You have such a good eye for detail – your furniture and decor look fab!!
    Glad you’re feeling better. Here’s for a sickness-free April :-)
    My goals are to enjoy Boston!!

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  2. Kezia @ Super Naturally Health

    Yas love this immune bosoting plan! Bone broth and ginger all the way:) I am planning on getting my butt ready for travelling and continuing with my new gym/exercise mornng routine which I am loving:)

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  3. Maria B

    Your house is looking amazing! Our house move is still slowly going through so I know that April and May are going to be very stressful, but worth it in the end (fingers crossed). I have had a bit of a cold, but now I am off work for 2 glorious weeks so I am hoping that a bit of relaxing will do me good. I am hoping for lots of walks in the lovely spring weather.

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    • Laura@wholeheartedlyhealthy

      Thanks Maria :-) I was just going to ask how things were going with yours, hope the process isn’t too stressful. Enjoy your holidays!

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  4. Emma @ Project Body Image

    The house is looking amazing Laura! Pinterest worthy! Hope you’re feeling much better – self love always seems to end up last on the to do list!

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  5. Lauren

    Sorry to hear you and Fin have have been sick again! I was sick this month too and its another sign from my body that I need to slow down and stop stressing so much! Since slowing down isn’t an option for a while I need to amp up the immune system enhancers like you! I am going to do the same as you, lots of veggies, bone broth, the works and lots of deep breaths ;)
    The house looks gorgeous and I am really happy you have a little yoga space :)
    And the chana masala looks delicious :)

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    • Laura@wholeheartedlyhealthy

      Yep that is me too! Although I am trying to slow down, it’s very hard when you have a toddler! Glad you like the look of the house, it’s really coming together :-)

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  6. LilyLipstick

    Hope you and Fin are on the mend soon! The house looks amazing and I’m so envious that you have a yoga area. My goals for April are to get more nutrients in my diet – I had a blood test last month which showed that my iron levels are low so I’m hoping to get them up a bit and gain more energy too! x

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    • Laura@wholeheartedlyhealthy

      Thanks Lily, he’s all better and I’m still getting there! Hope April goes well for that, I had low iron after Finley was born – good excuse for more burgers ;-)

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