posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 09:18 PM
So I want to say first off, that this is going to be a radical change for me, but it is much needed.
In the last 3 years of my life, in which I graduated college and started my foray into the real world, I have put myself through quite a lot. Much of
it was self-inflicted, some happened by circumstance. I used to be a physical specimen (played for Penn State football for a year), ate well, and had
my values in tact. Since then, I have become a sedentary, stressed-out, anxious, alcoholic who lives on crappy food. I am finished pitying myself and
am ready to change things.
Now lets get positive. None of my rules will be cement in this new train of thought. I thought some of you might even like to join me and keep
everyone updated on our progress. I will adhere to rules, but not robotically, and I will explain that further.
Firstly, my diet. I have become increasingly interested in the idea of a raw food diet. It just seems natural. However, most raw foodies don't eat
any meat at all, why not sushi? Its raw right? So basically, I want to make my diet about 50% raw, and be a pescaterian. That way, I can have a
healthy lifestyle and still go to a restaurant with friends now and then without being the wet blanket that can't order anything on the menu. I want
this diet to work for me, not the other way around.
Basically, I'm going to need help with all this. I won't be putting every meal I have up here, but I'll give a vague idea of how things are, and so
can others. I also would love if people could keep me educated about vitamins I might be missing and foods I could add to the diet that would help.
I will start the plan with a diet and regular meditation. I am not new to meditation, so if anyone needs some help there, feel free to ask. Eventually
I will start my workout program, p90x again, but that's a tough program, so I need to mentally prepare myself.
I started today. My meal thus far has been a cucumber salad with fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions in a sesame/water/lemon bath. Typically, this
food would not be something I would even think about, but it was actually quite satisfying.
Living on made-to-order sandwiches for the last few years has made me crave nothing but rich and savory, but I look to change that over the next
Anyway, who's on board? I look forward to creating some sort of support group, as I am not nearly disciplined enough to do this alone.
Thanks for reading, God bless.