Thursday, October 25, 2012

Quitting Already?


But I tell you what... I hit a slump at some point yesterday and didn't want to do a thing. Detoxing can kiss my rear. I wouldn't say my diet prior to Eating for Energy was bad, but it did involve more cooked foods (quite a bit of bread) in the past couple weeks than I would have liked. I had a friend from France in town for 2 weeks and while she's vegetarian, our schedule made it so we ate out most meals. We at least chose vegan/vegetarian cuisine!

So, last night I did my little workout and to be honest I thought it a bit weak. Though, I do feel it this morning; mainly because I've been doing cardio rather than lifting for the past couple months.

I didn't want to do it. I didn't want to do anything when I got home and yet I had to make food for today, dinner, etc. I wanted to take the easy way out and just sit my butt on the couch and watch Netflix and make food in the morning.

What stopped me? The fact that I had to document what I did. The fact that it was DAY THREE (seriously, Jennifer...). And the fact that I had a dentist appointment at 8 this morning, so I had to leave a little earlier to make it on time (I usually get to work around 8:30).

Kind of sad.

Today, I feel very run down. I was going to attempt to get up at 5 and do all of this stuff, but I slept until about 6. Definitely tired. I did a really short meditation because I knew I needed it; made breakfast, dressed and hopped out the door.

I have a headache, am tired, and feel all around icky. Definitely detoxing.

But I will not quit!

However, having gone through my meals, I don't know that I'll be following the plan so much. I'll try, but there are meals that I have from yesterday I didn't eat, and another from today that I probably won't they just keeps piling up! At least the produce will extend a bit. I have a co-op share to pick up on Saturday. Most of that (the last batch came with an insane amount of potatoes, chili peppers, habeneros, garlic, and onion...none of which I use a lot of), will probably go towards juicing; which works out.

I do have a small complaint about the Eating for Energy. One of the main things that drew me to it was that the meals were supposed to be easy, quick, not require exotic or hard to find ingredients or take mass amounts of prepping. I used to obsess over getting a dehydrator, better food processor, a juicer, a Vitamix, etc etc...and then I'd obsessively follow raw food blogs and compile this ridiculous cookbook. While I did get a Vitamix (birthday gift), Juicer (gift), and 1980s Dehydrator (free!), I've not used the dehydrator since making kale chips and I probably won't. I dislike those recipes that take days of prepping. I don't have time for that. Eating for Energy promised that it didn't require anything fancy. However, there is still a lot of prepping. There are still recipes that take a lot of time. Today I'm supposed to have hummus made from sprouted chick peas....however since I make this stuff the day before and sprouting takes a couple days, that won't work. Instead I ran out and bought a can... I've noticed several other recipes are the same and take a lot more prep work than I was lead to believe. Rather sucks. Now, don't get me wrong - it's nothing like a lot of programs and recipes out there, but it still is more time than I anticipated.

I like that I now have a good knowledge of eating raw so that I can tweak things and just make my own recipes based on what I have on hand. I'll be doing so as I go along I myself stress, money, and time!

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