Hello There. Happy Sunday to ya!
I bring you the newest diet there is on the market. Yes indeed. And it's all the rage. ;)
I'd like to talk about today - the fact, that certain things... begin to consume us. We over obsess about particular things- then that becomes what defines us. I assure you this has happened to me on more than one occasion. I tend to put all my focus and energy on one thing, and do that full force. But usually it's not an easy goal- whatever it maybe involving, music, workout, acting, painting, diet, etc.. I also tend to over do things. Basically not obtainable (at all). Which always leads me back to point A. And then I feel stuck- and then I repeat that same system over again. My advice- for myself, and for you.... Is to think back to when you were happy- For me it's a certain vacation. So when you think about that time. Think long and hard about how you were feeling and why? What were you doing? What was your job at the time? What did you do for fun, who were your friends. Etc! You may have been following your passion at that time, and where you are now- is not going in that direction. No worries though- there is a way to fix this.
The reason I chose the time in which I was on a particular vacation. Was because, I felt free. And sure- everyone loves a great time away-on the beach with drinks. It wasn't just that for me.
I quit a job- that I had felt trapped in- that was holding me back from being able to pursue my dream of acting. Which was awful. Going to work there daily was torture to me. I hated life then. I quit/ went on this vacation. Saw EXTREMELy beautiful nature. Now, you don't even need to be in Mexico, to just go outside and take a walk with nature.
Whats your favorite time of day? - Make sure you go outside then, or even if you can't look out the window and admire it. Breathe it in. I love nature. My favorite time is right after the sun sets. And the sky is pinkish/white-ish/light blue. In Georgia, thats the time that lightning bugs come out. That memory of that- is why I love that time so much. It's also the time I usually go into work. But I make sure to walk by/look out the window, to see it. It's so pretty and peaceful to me. But you best believe- when I'm off work, I'm outside then!
I also just enjoyed each moment on that vacation. Every moment. On a regular day for me, Auditions/Work. I don't know if I can say the same for that. But I need to. Even when I'm stuck in traffic. Waiting in an audition room- or waiting for someone to say what they want to eat for dinner- so I can go ahead and put the order in. Ahhhh, Breathe. Just breathe. And remember in those moments. I'm alive. How awesome is that. It's not even awesome- it's amazing. And it's truly a blessing. <3 All of us are.
Now.... on to this not a diet deal.
One of the many things I tend to over due- is my thoughts on things. I will plan things- write things down in the most neatest cleanest order you'll ever see. For some reason, I love doing that. I love organizing things so that their all perfectly strait and aligned. It bothers me sometimes- cause I don't necessary want to be this way- But I could definitely try and put that effort towards something else! Ie.= cleaning the house. Ha! I'm sure my boyfriend would very much appreciate this.
And believe me- I'm going to put forth the effort and try this! I will I will.
I'm a healthy person. I'm sure you are as well. But my mind is a bit off when it comes to the way I think about diet. I actually started wondering the other day- Do I even know what a 'normal' way of eating for me is? Without all these rules/times to eat, blah blah. Etc. I noticed one time, just cause I had wrote down a particular time to eat a bar- when I started to open it, I wasn't even hungry. Thats when I began to really think this through. I've taught myself health. Yes, and working out- is a totally different story -I still have a lot to learn there. But I almost tried to tell myself the other day- That I don't even know what healthy is. Border line crazy moment there. Health is one of things I'm so passionate about- I mean truly- I get so irritated with people some times I could get an argument. But I must remember that I can only share my knowledge/truth- and hope they'll learn from it. I understand people want to be skinny/fit, that's fine. And the way people go about it- that I don't agree with, is fine as well. But sorry, it's not for me. I am all about health. NOT diet. Meaning how much nutrients, etc, are in your food- as opposed to protein/carbs.
I've never been more healthily happy- since discovering veganism. I haven't been sick- since maybe last year sometime- even then, that was just an ear infection. Not being able to recall when, feels empowering. Because I know- that it's because of my diet choices. I have recently gave up cheese altogether. For now anyway. It doesn't serve me in any health way- I get all the calcium I need from the amount of veggies I eat- I can't even tell you the amount of spinach and kale I eat in a day. One smoothie would be enough, but I always add it to my lunch/dinner as well. :)
I mean, try it- Maybe you'd feel better to? Who knows. More and more information is coming out all the time about how you should avoid dairy. Look it up for yourself. Researching on your own- and making sure it's from a reliable source, is very good- I urge you to try it!
-So for the non diet. Eat when your hungry. Drink lots of water. Have breakfast. Know your portions. Try to add as many nutrients as you can to every meal! Always have at least 1 dark leafy green in a day. Have a treat ( a healthy one) everyday. Eat 3 meals, and have a snack in between- if your hungry. Don't say you can't have anything! Have whatever you'd like as an option- (No, I do not mean fast food- sorry, but thats never an option in my book.) (Might I mention- a 'treat' for me would be a glass of red wine and or 70 percent or higher dark chocolate. And not depriving myself of 100% whole wheat bread.)
Now for working out- Walk, or do any activity at least 3 x a week. Aim for 5, if you can. Just make sure to get your butt moving!
Alright. So if anyone wants to go on this non diet with me, please do! ;) And yessss- this to is not a temporary 'diet'. It's a lifestyle.
Have a great day! Do something that makes you happy! I've been practicing how to play a song on piano this morning