Getting things in check

Hey Everyone!

The past week I have really been working heard to get my meals and snacks back on the healthy track. When I was sick back in July, it threw things off and then eating right just went down hill from there. Beings that my body has been reacting negatively to how I have been eating the past few months, I realized that I needed to get back on to a clean eating routine. 

Food can be your friend or your enemy, and lately it has definitely been my enemy. 

Today I went grocery shopping, of which I did my grocery shopping at Trader Joes and Safeway. I am still learning the the produce section is my best friend. I had stopped at trader joes because I was right there and I wanted to get some nuts and dried fruit so that I have a snack for my mid mornings during the week as I tend to get hungry around 10 am. I also wanted healthy choices for when I got hungry, as I hate feeling like there is no food in the house and being hungry. 

I have often seen vlogs, and tv shows or actually heard people talk about how they hate how much they eat out, yet they can never seem to manage to go to the Grocery Store, or if they do, it is only for one meal. That is a completely foreign concept to me, the closest I came to that lifestyle was my first term of college when I lived in the dorms, and had to eat in the dining hall,  as I couldn’t have more than a small refrigerator and a microwave. I grew up going grocery shopping with my mom quite often and then once I had my first apartment I had to go grocery shopping for myself. While I had gone to the grocery store a bit during that first term of college, I only picked up a few items to keep I my room. I can still remember the first grocery shopping trip I had gone on, on my own, once in my first apartment I felt so old, and like an adult. Now that I have been doing it for myself for almost a decade the novelty of it has worn off and it is just something I do so that I can eat. I have actually enjoyed grocery shopping for myself, especially this past year. It is nice to actually completely control what I eat. 

I am Alive

Hey Everyone!

I am sorry I have been absent from the blog from a couple of months, life just got away from me, and this past summer was crazy busy.

Beings that fall is here, I am hopefully going to be back to this blog on a more regular basis.

Since I was sick in July, and having a busy summer, clean eating has fallen off the band wagon. for some reason I quit making smoothies, and clean eating kind of went by the way side. I started eating more gluten and drinking coffee on occasion here recently, and today I intentionally had dairy. Lets just say that having dairy was a very bad idea. Having an increased amount of gluten and consuming coffee have also been not so great ideas.

Now that I know how good I can feel when I am on board with clean eating, versus the past few months where I haven’t been eating right, and put stuff that I shouldn’t have, in my body.

One of my goals over the next few months is to wean my body back down to a limited about of processed carbs (like breads and pastas), and refined sugar. I am hoping that I can get back on to a lot more quinoa, rice, oats, and other whole grains. I am also wanting to consume more nuts, fruits and vegetables. I am by no means planning on becoming Paleo, vegetarian or vegan, that has never been my goal, but rather eat a lot healthier. I know I keep saying that but it is totally true.

I also seriously need to join a gym or something, getting up at 5:30 am, then working a 10 hour day was insane, and now that it doesn’t get light until after 7 am, and is getting dark at 6:30 pm (we are still on Daylight Savings Time at present, mind you), getting outside and exercising really isn’t an option at the moment. I am going to see how things go at work since I got switched projects, and I may go back to working five eight hour days, and start at my normal time, and get off at 4, then if I get a gym membership, then I would hit the gym after getting off of work. We will see. It is so hard making time to work out, on top of work and everything else. When I was in college I could just schedule classes into my school day, and then I would just show up for class, and it would not be above and beyond my normal school day.