Firstly I apologise for this blog being quite a late one ( for me ) normally I am an early bird and have it out ready for the day by like 7am. Although jetlag is really affecting me this time. Normally I am ok but I think the travelling on the way home was a bumpy and stressful journey andit is now affecting me. I was simply awake for 26 hours yesterday - my body just totally confused.
I saw Shannon today for the first time in six weeks which was lovely, I had truly missed her a lot. Time may fly by but sometimes you experience events in life you wish you could just magically make your friends appear to be there with you so they can also experience the fun and I definitely felt that through my trip.
Though I am so jet lagged that I had to stop twice on the way home, once I stopped at Morrison's - grabbed a drink and walked round the car park and then I stopped at the side of the road and got some fresh air - just so exhausted. So a 25 minute journey took me an hour. However got home! I think it is just simply taking my body time to adjust back to normality. As my stomach is still very upset after all their foods, I am badly dehydrated from the plane - I have eaten so many watermelons, no joke. Juicy fruits just to get some hydration back in - so important! Making sure I am have beef tomatoes and juicy veggies for dinner with my rice. BOY have I missed rice - AHHHHHHH. I love rice. I have missed it SO much, the American's are seriously missing out. The first thing I did once home and unpacked was cook myself the biggest bowl of rice, I made paella so I could add ginger, turmeric and saffron all good spices to help inflammation and digestion. Being back and eating a full plant-based diet again is making me feel better, but I am still REALLY suffering from the last three weeks, my throat is so croaky and sore - I was struggling to get my words out with Shannon, I still have constant stomach ache and my mouth - I can't taste anything properly, all the acid reflex and things. Its surprising how much diet affects your body. I am hoping that by the weekend though everything will be settled and I will feel better because we have our Independence Party at our holiday park. Which I will be filming/taking lots of snaps to add to my book. Though I won't be eating anything fried! I know that kind of ruins the American vibe but right now I think it's best for me to make my own foods and just give my stomach a rest. I know Matthew feels the same - he was on fish last night, after having meat all the way through the holiday ( apart from when I dragged him to one vegan restaurant ) but towards the end Matthew was just begging for salads and veggies. As he is still feeling it with his stomach ( and he has no allergies ) so you can see how cautious you have to be.
I know that other people following a plant-based diet when they have been affected in this way have done a week fully raw, so just fruits, veggies, etc. I had to get straight back on the rice though, I think if I am still suffering after the weekend I may do 2 or 3 days a week would just be too long for me. We will see though. Hopefully things are beginning to settle I have to remember I was there and eating this way for 20 days and really I have only had so far 2 days (after dinner ) of eating my way. Of course I have also already been having banana nice cream. YUM.
Can't wait to get started on my book - I have already begun doing a few dishes, so it may mean my dinners aren't always on Snapchat for now, but I have to keep them all under-wraps ready for my book. EXCITING.
So much to do and once over this jet lag I can't wait to really get stuck in to the project I have fixed myself for the next few months.
So keep updated through Snapchat, right here, YouTube and Instagram.. I am already wanting to plan my next trip and food journey. Keep checking out the YouTube videos and feel free to leave any comments or questions :).
Have a beautiful day guys. love and peace.