Life at the moment


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What I’m working on…

Getting back into my ballet routine. Back in May, I started getting terrible headaches, feeling dizzy (even while sitting), and incredibly exhausted even after sleeping for 8 hours. In June, I did a blood test which showed that my iron was extremely low (It was sitting at 8!) I took a two-month break from ballet and focused on getting my iron levels up. It was a difficult but necessary decision. I started taking heme iron supplements daily, incorporating iron-rich foods into my diet, making sure I was getting enough sleep at night, and drinking more water than I’ve ever drank before. It’s been a rocky road but I’m happy to report that I’ve got my energy back, I haven’t had a headache in months, and I’ve taken three ballet classes since mid-August!

Go-to snack foods…

G.H. Cretors Chicago Mix (Buttery caramel corn & aged cheddar cheese corn). A friend introduced me to it a couple of years ago and I fell in love! It’s the perfect solution for when you can’t decide whether you’re craving something sweet or salty (Or does that only happen to me?) I also love Brookside dark chocolate-covered goji and raspberry. Soooo good.

Favourite Juicery…

Village Juicery at Yonge and Eglinton. I’m a huge fan of their cold pressed juices. Be Calm (celery, pineapple, fennel, cucumber, and mint) is my go-to juice when I’m feeling dehydrated. It’s incredibly refreshing and a great source of iron, calcium, and magnesium. Yesterday, I was feeling a bit tired so I stopped in for a pick-me-up. The nutritionist recommended one of their plant milks, Be Happy. It’s packed with cashews, alkaline water, maple syrup, Himalayan pink salt, and cacao nibs. I’m not kidding; my spirits lifted after just one sip! I’m going nuts over this healthy, decadent treat.

What I’m watching…

I’ve been catching up on movie-watching. Over the past few months, I’ve watched Still Alice, While We’re Young, Me Before You (I bawled my eyes out), Finding Dory, London Has Fallen, and American Sniper. Lately, I’ve been in the mood for documentaries. A few on my watch-list: Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Half the Sky, Taxi to the Dark Side, and Stories We Tell.

Currently reading…

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm, The Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman from my summer reading list.

Must-have beauty products…

Vichy Cleansing Foam, NeoStrata Crystals and Activator, Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Iris, Cover Girl Lashblast Mascara in Black-Brown.

Habits I want to break…

Checking Instagram first thing in the morning (It’s like an addiction). Also, consuming way too much sugar.

Habits I want to keep…

When I was dealing with low iron issues, I felt dehydrated most of the time and it forced me to start drinking lots of water. I’ve been drinking at least 7 glasses a day and hopefully I’ll keep it up! Also, before I do anything else in the mornings, I jot down all the things (big and small) I’m thankful for in my journal. This simple task has made a world of difference in the way my day unfolds. Gratitude is really so important!

What I’m going to miss the most about summer…

Food trucks, unwinding on rooftop patios, eating outdoors, reading in the park, walking everywhere, relaxing by the lake, eating scoops and scoops of ice cream, the breathtaking sunsets.

I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately. Feel free to share in the comments.

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