Sunday, March 9, 2014

Nutrition

I realized it's been a couple of weeks since I wrote a post, and I really don't like letting that much time go by because it's just a slippery slope!

I've been depressed because this past week was my first week back to work after a sabbatical that lasted a little over two months.  It was wonderful in every way, it went far too fast, and it gave me time to really think about my life.  A lot of things became clear to me about myself and things I need to do in my professional life to have a happier, healthier personal life.  I know I'm always quite vague when talking about my job, but it is the internet after all, I can't exactly blast that shiz to the world.  Someday I will be able to be a little more detailed when I talk about it, but for now let's just say that it's going to be a year of change.  It will be change that is wonderful and exciting, and not scary.  Well, a little scary, but good scary.  Anyway, I wasn't exactly in the mode to really write since I was dealing with the psychological shift of being back in the office.

One thing I have definitely neglected (and my pants/waistline are proof) is nutrition, and I want to start really start making an effort to change that.  Since Christmas we have been in perpetual party mode, lasting right up to our Oscar party that we had last weekend.  There's a point where all of that is wonderful, but Eric and I were both commenting that we feel gross, bloated and just not well overall.  I have a touch of heartburn a lot of the time, which is always my body's way of telling me that I suck as a human.  Plus I've gained a few pounds, so I definitely want to head that off at the pass and start moving the needle the other way.

Today we went shopping and got lean meats, fresh produce, tea and all the typical things we need to be successful and get back into healthier habits.  We're starting tonight with salmon, roasted potatoes and salad!  I haven't had salmon in forever, so I am looking forward to it.

I have other mini goals to try to incorporate into my daily life such as eating small salads with lunch and dinner, and just trying to get more fresh vegetables and fruits in general.  I am going to start tracking my food again, which is super annoying but really does help keep me in line!  I am cutting way back on the desserts and making them occasional treats, and not part of meal time!  I need to get back into drinking more water and tea.  I'm just starting out with being mindful about those things.  I want to try to write posts a little more and start posting recipes again, as well as pictures of meals that I find interesting.

Anyway, that's all the news that's fit to print!

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