Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
It has been a long time since I have logged in to RFR and many things have happened. I started graduate school and completley lost my way for health. I fell back on the age old excuse of "I dont have time to be healthy" and I honestly belived it for a while. 5 graduate level courses in a quarter system with 30+ hours of work/practicum and commuting into the city for class was a large adjustment.
However, those were things I wanted to do...and I made time for them. I have always said this to my friends and family. If you want to do it, you will make time for it. It is as simple as that. If you dont make time for something, it is simply not high enough on the priority list for you to do it. And it took me a quarter to realize that health is want I want again. "Sure fast food or frozen food is convienent...I am tired when I get home and I have homework to do...so I will make this work for now" this mind set has to go. It is because I am eating crappy foods that I am tired and it puts me in a vicious circle of unhealthy ways.
Yet, I still must say I appreciate coming to this conclusion even if that means I lost my way for while. Maybe 100% raw is not right for me right now...but it doesn't have to be an all or nothing approach. I think that was my biggest problem. I thought why bother with the salad on the weekend if I ate horribly all week. But now, I am seeing a bit clearer.
I have everything I need to make any recipe in my arsenal or recipes, so I need to just do it. I have the tools, the knowledge, the experience and the support to be healthy...I simply need to make time for myself, for my future.
In sum, I wanted to say thank you. Thank you RFR for being here for me and thank you to all the people who make it up, for sharing knowledge and creating support. For now, I am going to make choices, I am going to remember what I know and I am going to indulge my cravings for smoothies and raw egg salad wraps or cashew cream on berries and not say that its too hard to make, so go ahead and sub a SAD excuse for a meal instead. I will wake up earlier and make food for myself today so that it will be easier to do it tomorrow. And I will watch at least 1 raw food video a day because they always inspire me.
Thanks for listening :)