I have started the One Plan before but I gave up after a few weeks. I can’t now remember why. I am going to give it another go. The One Plan is a book by Yogi Cameron who is a holistic therapist. It promises to change your life in a year with a week by week plan. I have been feeling so ill, tired and hopeless recently that I really need something. I have decided to persevere this time and not give up like I usually do.
The One Plan applies the principles of yoga and ayurveda to the realm of the body, mind and spirit.
Week One is about remembering not to eat late at night and to practise non-violence on yourself and others. This means verbal as well as physical.
I am going to blog about my progress through the days. I hope it is helpful to people. I am going to keep broadly to the plan but also mix in other ideas from Buddhism and health sites. I will be broadly vegan with a few animal products from time to time. I allergic to milk and gluten intolerant.
Wake 8 am
Weight: 64.5 kg. Heaviest I have been for a long time.
Exercise: dog walking
Meditation: 15 minutes Concentrating on the breath. Observing my thoughts.
Yoga: 30 minutes.
Mindfulness: mantra of I can statements. I can write. I can write my novel. Visualise myself as a famous novelist.
Breakfast: smoothie consisting of almond milk, peanut butter, strawberries, banana, flax seeds, chia seeds, cocoa powder, avocado, cod liver oil. All whizzed up in the blender. Coffee.
Lunch: 1 pm salad. Yogi Cameron does not approve of salads but it is what I have in my organic veg box so it’s what I’m eating. Lettuce, cucumber, brazil nuts, tomato, avocado, French dressing with garlic and mustard. Green tea.
Dinner: 4 pm three quinoa rice cakes with marmite and peanut butter
One glass of red wine.
Social interaction: virtually none. Greeting neighbours while dog walking. Husband is at the gym until late. Not in yet.
I am pleased with myself today. I am easing in. I had a sense of well being. I had a slight headache in the afternoon. I am still drinking coffee which I will have to stop but I only had one. I didn’t eat any processed food and I didn’t eat late. I did lots of reading and I wrote this blog. I looked at some social media which I am trying to cut down. I have realised a lot of my problems stem from negative self thoughts. I need to do more tomorrow. I kept grabbing at the thoughts to make them go away. I have just recovered from a cold so feel slightly woozy though the nostrils are a lot less blocked than usual. I also have negative self thoughts against other people. This is something I need to work very hard on to eradicate. I need to meditate on forgiveness. I had one glass of wine which will need to come down.
A good day.