Feeling Good..Rawsome Day
a long refreshing post
Date: 10/3/2007 10:26:47 AM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 3049 times
I ate a lot of rawfoods. Actually, I thought I was overeating a bit because I was nervous about not having any milk for my tea and throwing away my cheap storebrand cereal. I didn't want to eat the honeynut cheerio knockoff anymore. I did have a cup of capp and a cooked c**kie. Going to the local gas station for capp is a bit psychological because it reminds me of Starbucks and civilisation back in New York. I really miss my mother and sister. I miss New York, miss Long Island (hard to believe I'd ever be saying that). Moving to the country has its benefits but the drawbacks, the tradeoffs are a bit painful for me. I know that I can go to a healthfood store and get rawfoods as much as I can carry. Here I make it work at the local Walmart and BiLo and the GNC store. Otherwise, I'm growing and foraging for what I have to eat. I suppose that's better and more sustainable, ecofriendly but I miss the youthful vibe of Manhattan which is now almost six hours away instead of a thirty minute train ride.
Anyway, I think the idea of joining a wheatgrass club
so I can keep making really GREEN green smoothies. I notice that the quality of my work performance, my exercise performance and my overall body view improve with consumption of a lot of greens. My mood improves and if I have a bad night at work then going to the gym and having a green smoothie after seems to reset my head. Yesterday was the only day I didn't have a green smoothie but I salvaged the day by eating rawfoods in the evening when what I really wanted to do was run out and get a piece of chocolate, a protein bar and/or a coffee. I got over it though. I'm not trying to quit coffee altogether. I just didn't want to go out late for food because that'd be giving in to emotional eating yet again. My actual coffee consumption has declined without actively trying to quit. The exception would be one day where I drank three cups instead of one because of stress. I started carrying a thermos of hot water to work for tea in the evening. Sometimes I put milk in the tea and sometimes I do not.
Another thing I've started doing is having a raw muesli mash in the morning instead of cereal. Today is the only exception. I had a piece of my SILs apple crumb cake, a small slice and the apples were from our own tree. My raw cereal consists of oat groats, steel cut oats, pumpkin seeds, a tips of honey and a banana with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. After I have a cup of that, I usually don't feel like eating till I get to work for my shift (about 3 pm).
My exercises for the day consisted of heavy housework, moving furniture (my husband's bookcase of lawbooks) and pumping a little iron. I did a few sets of barbell presses to reset my brain when I was getting super depressed. I was too into my own negativity to do yoga but I think a thirty minute set of bikram today is in order. If I am going to open my own yoga studio, I need to get going.
Today Oct 3 is a cardio, barbell PT day. I copied something called rifle pt from the military (Marines I think) and the exercises are done with a weighted stick but I prefer the ez bar with ten or twenty pounds of weights. I've been crabby at work lately and I think it's because I stopped working out before work. I've been going to the gym AFTER work but doing both seems to have max benefits.
This morning I went out and did a thank session with God. I thanked Him for everything I have in life. Part of attracting good things to you is to be THANKFUL. I thanked the garden for being patient with me and everything.
I'll be posting my daily ten thanks/blessings/prayer requests and my goals here every day for the remainder of my challenges. I'm not giving up on myself.
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