Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. - Mary Jean Iron

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm on a new kick. And it literally tastes fabulous.

After lots of reflection and recent conversations with dear friends, I have realized how much crap I put inside of myself everyday. Now, I'm not fessing up to eating fast food everday or anything quite so American, but I have my fair share of indulgences that aren't exactly doing much for my brain, heart, muscles, etc.

Some of the things I am not so proud of:
  • Diet Coke (I don't need the caffeine after my two delicious cups of coffee every morning and it is loaded with artificial sweetener)
  • Ice Cream (in moderation fine, but I'm talking milkshakes that take up half gallons at a time)
  • Salt! (sad but true that this is one of my staples)
  • Peanut Butter (I have a weakness for peanuts and peanut butter, I don't know if it's the saltiness or what, but I can go through a jar faster than I will admit)
  • Frozen Lasagna (sad but true, it's so easy and so delicious)
So my new diet is not one centered on losing or gaining pounds. I'm just trying to be more conscientious of what I put inside of my body. I want to be energized. I want to live abundantly. I want the two of us to be out hiking in the mountains when we are 80 years old. (too much to ask??)

So Adam and I have made an unofficial commitment to eating more "Real Food" (thanks Dr. Axe) and eating less of the processed, hormone enriched, artificial junk that is so easy to grab off the shelf of Giant. Part of this starts with a comittment to taking time to actually make dinner even when I am tired after class. Part of it starts a mile down the street at Glut, our local food co-op, which provides local produce, grains, etc. for us to enjoy. And part of it starts in the soil outside of the backdoor where we are growing lettuce, peas, herbs, patatoes, etc.

Here's to an invigorating adventure!

To end on a delicious note... here are some of the yummy things that will be filling our bellies with on a more regular basis:)

Are you drooling yet?...

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

I'm surprised carrots are not on one of your lists!