Tuesday, 9 January 2018

planning for the future whilst eating in the present

I spend some happy time reading other peoples blog posts, these are usually full-time RVers that have retired and are all over the continent in their rigs. I love reading of their adventures and its helpful when they list their expenditure as this is something I would like us to be able to try when we retire (whenever that is).

I am a planner by nature. I always have to have a plan and currently our retirement planning is on my list, along with living in the present moment as much as I possibly can.

I think we have a good 15 years till retirement and it fills me with contentment when we meet with our financial advisor to check on our financial planning to make sure this RV into retirement dream will, in fact, be a realistic option when the time comes.

Right now its looking like we can do it. Of course it means downsizing the house in a big way but thats ok, I can already mentally see the little home we will move to, that will be ours when we are home.

So, of course, between now and then, whilst loving in the present moment (yes I mean loving as I love my life), I am consious of trying to remain healthy for now and for the future.

At the weekend I watched an interesting documentary on Netlix called Hungry for Change. Documentaries work with me. Jamie Oliver once showed how hotdogs are made and I still shudder at the thought of eating them. I dont care how poor I become, cheese on toast will always trump a hotdog.

This specific one explained how eating the wrong food works, or rather doesnt, in the human body. I was pretty transfixed and now feel totally different in how I view what I am eating. I am even on the verge of purchasing a juicer!

For a couple of years now a friend of mine has been trying to convince me to drink hot lemon water first thing, to clean out my organs. I havent bothered until now.
I am now proudly on day 3 of my first thing lemon water. I have this mug that has the word "pause" on it that I use just for this. To me, it tells me to pause my day to do this. Its certainly making me drink less coffee, I am now on 2 cups a day rather than 5 or 6.

I hope this new found desire to eat this way becomes a permanent habit.