The main goal this year I have is to be happy! I have been doing this by making healthy food choices. I feel that if I put good items in it will be easier for me to be happier.
Yesterday morning was stressful and I was not able to start off how I did on Monday. Today they were doing work on our apartment and we had to be out by 9am. So I ate breakfast at the soon to be in-laws home where we dropped off the dog and the cat.
I did get to pack a lunch either… So what did I do? I did what anyone who works in a office over a mall… I went to the food court and weighed my options. There are the obvious bad choices, although there are some better ones. Jimmy the Greek, Mr. Sub and Sushi on the Run.
I choose to go with Jimmy the Greek, I had the Chicken Souvalkki and Salad.
What do you do when you are faced with such a choice?
Yes it is true it is Cold and Flu season. I am pretty sure that all my immediate family has had a cold or flu in the last few weeks and I have it now.
I have tired all the conventional methods to banish the symptoms. I am feeling much better for the most part although I am still tired, sluggish and have a horrid cough. The kind that is deep in your chest. Unfortunately no couch drops or medicine has relieved the cough.
I have founds some tips and suggestions for battling the cold and flu season!
– Wash Your Hands!!
– Hot Water with Lemon (or honey)
– Gargle with Water and Baking Soda
– Eat Garlic and Spicy food, it will help clear your sinus
– HYDRATE!! Drink a lot of water.
Good Luck banishing the winter cold and flu!!
Every year for the past many I have been making resolutions and I never keep them… I am like 75% of most people. We all vow not to do something or to achieve something and we all fail. Not this year. I have chosen that I will not set my self up for defeat. I am going to only have goals. Attainable goals over the year.
Here are my goals for 2011:
- Train and Run a 5K
- Do more Yoga
- Reduce my sugar consumption
- Read 12 books (Ideally 1/month)
- Knit & Spin Yarn (for those who are not sure I have a second blog where I discuss my craftiness over at Adventures with Little Miss)
- Become a Wine Connoisseur
- Blog More!
- Cook from my cook books. I have SO many cook books which have delicious and healthy meal that I have never even cracked open. Also within this goal I would like to try new foods as well.
- To stop worrying what others think and to own everything I do
- Build a budget and pay down my debt. (Also save 10% of my income)
- Plan & Organize so that I can accomplish all the above goals
All of these goals in one way or another are linked to increasing my overall happiness.
Wow. It has been a while since I have posted. I have not been happy. I know that happiness is a emotion not a destination. Although I have felt extremely unhappy lately.
I can really feel my depression/anxiety creeping back in. I do not want it back. Two years ago I gave up. I was very depressed and shut down. I pushed my friends and family out because I was not happy with who I was and I knew they wouldn’t be either.
The past month and a bit, I have been critical of everything. My relationships with my friends and my family. I am worried more now about how others see me. I have not been happy. On a positive I have been still eating right; no emotional eating. Exercise? That has become foreign to me and I am mad I gave up. I am made I have let myself down.
I would very much like to find more happiness in my day to day. I need to remove stressors from my life. I need to get back to me and my core. What makes me happy and what will keep me motivated to be healthy. I have decided that I am going to share the ups and downs. I like blogging. I had just lost my focus. The new year dawns on us. I intend to stop the negative thoughts but I will need all your help. It will be needed on the good days and ever more on the bad ones.
Thank you for being their for me. I wouldn’t be able to do it without you.
According to my horsescope today… I am a Scorpio
You may be desperate to start something new but the planets warn you should wait a bit more time before you begin. The new moon at the weekend will be your signal to begin. Start then and you just cannot lose.
What is my plan that I am so desperate according to my horoscope to start is… I have been talking a lot about having a healthy spirit. I have truely been considering exploring Paganism. I have been intrigued by Paganism for many years now, although I never had anyone activly in my life who was a Pagan. My best friend Ellie_Di invited me to Samhain. We had a wonderful evening and some delicious foods.
I just recently finished a book she gave me on Wicca. I am happy to have finished it. I am looking right now at all aspects of my life and seeing if a deity is particularly alligned or benifical. We shall see…
I am currently think about Brighid…
I have many comments about the state of affairs of myself and others. I work in Sales. It is a high pressure department. Although I must say I thrive in this environment. I do note that when some thrive in one aspect they fall short in another. At work I see those pitfalls in others HUGE!
We have little chats with our Marketing Dept. and they have snack and yak (chit chat yak) and they provide chips and pop. We have vending machines full of garbage in the lunch room and our office is located right next to a food court in the main part of the mall that the building is attached with. Many of my coworkers stuff their face with McDs, KFC, Taco Bell… need I go on? I see these traps and I AVIOD them like the plague. I pack my lunch! Want to see mine??
This is where my lunch magic starts… My nice clean kitchen counter (Aaron is home this week and did an AMAZING job cleaning)
So today for lunch I packed a pastrami sammie on my thins. I packed some carrots, apple, granola bar and my drinks. This I would say is a much healthier lunch then the high fat sodium and sugar lunches I see others eat. I am going to attempt to share more often.
When I think of what it means to have a healthy food blog I take into consideration more than just the food stuffs that I consume. I think of Fresh… A New Chapter, way to open up my way of thinking.
I started writing this blog as my new beginning. I had closed the chapter of my life and was starting a new one and why not start it off Fresh. The whole concept did not quite click in until much later. As we do in our life go through transformations, so did my thought process and my blog.
First I felt that I needed to eat healthy and that would start the process. I would like to state this is a great place to make changes and see them. For example do you drink pop/soda?? I did. I had restricted my pop intake and my skin was clearer, my attitude and sleep improved. I share the wealth of healthy bloggers recipes that I have tried and my own.
Healthy Mind and Body
That leads to the second area that we need to work on, and this is a work in progress the mind and body. I reached out to Rita a few months ago and that was the best and hardest thing I ever did. I needed a total stranger to know my story. I did not think that I would ever hear back, but to my surprise my biggest supporter lives a few thousand kilometers away! Thank you Rita!
Lastly my spirit and this is the area I will be sharing more with is in the weeks to come. I feel spirituality comes from with in you as does your strength and your inner-ness. My inner me was my worst friend for a long time. Now that I have begun to share my adventure with the world my inner nay-sayer has gotten smaller.
I hope that you follow me on my journey to overall happiness and throughout the new chapter of my life. I look forward to hearing about your healthy journey!! Feel free to send me a email or leave a tweet!!
Please check out Rita’s great site at Fitblogger!!!