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Its been a long time since I've been here.. not because my interest as diminished. But because of one word; BUSY. I haven't had time to do much reading, researching, I don't keep up with my friends on facebook or even with my besties over the phone like I used to.
My constant thoughts on health, though, are definitely always present. The reason is because I know my health could be a lot better. Ten times better. It was way better 2 years ago. I was on a pretty good health path 2 years ago.. everything was good.
I know my eating habits have changed, that's obvious (and not for the better). Some of my strict rules have gone out the window. I feel crappy, I definitely don't look very good anymore (puffy eye lids, general tired look to my face etc.). I started to ask myself "WHAT has change? Why don't I have that same self control that I used to? Why can't I cut out these certain foods EASILY like I did a few years ago? WHY?".
The other day it dawned me as I started to backtrack..
The answer lies within the title of this entry.
In the past two years I've been working a LOT. I have been rushed. My time has become increasingly limited. The idea of preparing something healthy sounds exhausting. After working all day, the last thing on earth I want to do is stand on my feet for a moment longer and make ANYTHING. So what happens? Meals have become poorly constructed with the theme being "fast and easy.. just get it over with".
I used to have time to carefully plan my meals.. to make fulfilling grocery lists. I used to MAKE the meals. The time to enjoy them and to clean up after a big mess. I used to have the time to let my hair air dry - now I'm always blow drying it. I used to have the time to pamper my skin with yummy lotions, and to give myself regular quick pedicures. I don't even know where my toe nail clippers are..
When the weekend rolls around, I want to spend my time with my husband, RELAXING. Meal preparing sounds like a waste of what little time I have. We've gone out to eat a little more than normal lately..
I have a question for the raw foodists out there.. genuine questions I need answered. I really, really want to eat better.. I want to eat as much raw as possible.. but here are my obstacles and concerns.. and questions:::
First, I don't claim to know everyone who is a raw foodist, and PLEASE please correct me if I'm wrong. But I've yet to come across raw foodists who physically work HARD. I just spent the last 6 days renovating a house with my husband within a very strict time frame, working up to 12 hours a day. I was trying hard to imagine being able to sustain the energy to keep going on produces and nuts and seeds etc.. I felt like I needed heavy carbohydrates and meats. I'm not a meat person, but I was ravenous at the end of the work days. I'm not talking being out and about and having a FULL day. I'm talking straight up work-your-butt-off-like-there's-no-tomorrow kind of busy.
I know there are raw athletes, but I also assume they have the money to buy boat loads of all the best super foods available. I, however, do not have the means to buy very many super foods at all, let alone enough to power me through big work days. Also, I would think that the nutritional demands of working 12 hours straight over a few hours of working out/training would be greater (?).
Second/last, can someone who is HIGHLY busy please share with me HOW they manage to eat raw?? Where do you find the time? How do you get back up on your feet/stay on your feet after being on them for 10 hours to make food?
I think there was something else but as you can imagine on a bad diet, my brain is not functioning like it used to! I want to eat better but time.. oh sweet time... where did she go?
I'm in great need of help.. I want to eat raw but it seems unattainable.. ALL comments are welcome!