|Dinner, lifestyle changes, and motivation
||[Mar. 9th, 2010|08:05 pm]
|||||Shine on Me-The Lucksmiths||]|
Well, I have gone through a transformation lately. I really wanted to stop eating so much ice cream. I though that if I did this, I would end up feeling better. I can't imagine eating as much ice cream as I used to. I used to be horrible with the amount of ice cream I consumed. I had a shamrock shake ( i know i know, I became very weak, and I decided to give in). I missed them, and wanted to see what they were like again. I have been eating healthier though. I am probably going to cut baby carrots out of my life though since they are disinfected with chlorine much like our drinking water. :( I never really eat chocolate anymore, and if I do I try to eat as little as possible. I'm going on a more raw diet now. I've incorporated green smoothies into my diet. I have to say that I sometimes get lazy of eating a salad, and well all I have to do is whiz some spinach peeled and sliced pears/apples and a banana into a blender, and voila green smoothie. I am making the choice to step away from dairy products quite soon, or at least going without them for long periods of time. I have been reading this guy brendan brazier's blog, and he has really inspired me to change my ways. He is canadian vegan triathlete, and he pretty much amazes me. So, I am hopefully going to stick to my word, and I will hopefully adapt to this new diet. This isn't to say that I will cancel out all cooked food. I just want to eat more raw food, and I want to see if I feel any different. I want to begin to exercise, and stop being such a bum. Tonight, I had steamed vegetables (asparagus, carrots and broccoli) and some quinoa. I added vegetable broth to the quinoa, and maybe I shouldn't have done that. The only negative I have noticed about quinoa is, it tends to get stuck in your teeth. :( Anyway, I am hoping that by eating healthier, and hopefully staying away from (dairy, soy, corn, and wheat), I will be happier and healthier. I don't know if I will reach optimal health, but I just am sick of eating chips and junk food like licorice or anything else.
As for motivation. I need something to motivate me. I realized that if someone has nothing to be motivated about, there won't be any motivation to begin with. However, if someone were to say ' I want to move to New Zealand', well they could set that as their motivation. Think of how someone has one life to live, and if they really want someone, they will do whatever it takes to achieve that dream/goal. So, I think I need to tell myself how important New Zealand is to me, and that if I slack off, or do something that may jeopardise my chances of getting to live there, well I will realise that I didn't want to achieve my goal as badly. I did notice that I spend way too much time on the net. I need to limit myself on here, and focus more on the important things at this present moment. Well, I guess it is really just one thing, but I need to really focus on it. I am trying to be optimistic. I know someone can't change overnight, but I think if I truly want something I will work as hard as I can to achieve. If the first time I don't succeed, I will try and try again until I hopefully achieve my dream.
As for any other things. Well, I realised I am okay with being single now. I just kind of accepted the idea. I've been single for well about two years now. Well, it may even be longer than that. I have 'seen' people, and gone on dates, but nothing really happened after that. I am okay with that though. If I have a girlfriend that will just be a setback. I know that is a horrible thing to say, but I think that if I am truly focused on my dream, I need to take this time now to focus on college. I don't really have any friends either. I have to admit that can be a bit rough, but I am somehow managing. Some days are better than others, and being home on the weekends with your mum is very awkward. Especially when you are listening to music, and she is talking to your door, and you are completely clueless why she is doing it.
Anyway, I guess this is it for now. I hope that I stay with my diet right now. I need to continue to have green smoothies. I need to keep having oatmeal, and maybe eliminate the peanut butter, because it is so processed, and maybe just keep the fresh fruit in there. I have a bit of peanut butter left, so I might as well use it up. However, once it is gone, I am going to eliminate it. My overall diet goal is to eliminate a lot of processed foods from my diet. I know this seems like a hard task, but the internet is a valuable resource, and it has helped me along the way. Anyway, I guess this is it for now.