I have really tried to get away from the word diet ever since I decided that I was going to make my health, an ongoing goal for life, but it just couldn’t think of another suitable word. Even though I consider my diet to be the things that I consume, not time limited restrictions attached to a short term goal. So like I said, my diet was out of wack!
Can you believe I completed my first half marathon? It’s okay if you can’t believe. I’m still not sure if I believe it. I mean I would’ve shared my experience much sooner, but I could hardly discuss it while I was recovering. It hurts me to even think about my body paying a fee to travel 13.1 miles at one time. Who ever came up with the concept anyways?!
It’s been almost two years since I noticed my mom’s friend didn’t wear bras. When I made mention of it to my mom, she let me know that her friend was breast cancer survivor. My whole mindset changed. Before I was thinking, “wow, this woman is free”, but later I thought, “wow, this woman is free.” It was kind of like my camera lense got a little more focused; either way it was bad ass. Why not be liberated? There’s no reason that taking bras off should still be such a great part of the day.
It is my goal to transition from omnivore to a complete herbivore diet, in human terms(since we think we’re different from all the other living things), I’m going vegan. So far, I have mostly consumed vegetarian meals, with small exceptions on Thanksgiving, Christmas and a few other occasions, all of which I have regretted. Honestly, it just doesn’t taste as good as I used to think it did, and, yes, I never imagined that I would say this. Two years ago, I couldn’t imagine a life without meat, even a day, but here I am.
So many people never thought the day could ever come. All the very real signals were there, but many of us were in denial as we watched the news.
It was December 28th, when I got up and decided that I was going to fast. This is my third fast of the year, and my life, that I can recall. It all started when I was just browsing the web, you know, scrolling and clicking around.
If an alarm is normalized, is it still alarming? Popular media has had my mind consumed with police brutality. The many, viral recorded interactions have heightened concerns for those at risk. While many of these videos have shown interactions with cars with flashing lights ending with loss of life from a bullet, my mind is consumed with a different kind of alarm during this season.
I have to be honest, Thanksgiving wasn’t everything I hoped for. My mom and I had talked numerous times about how we were going to have healthier food during the holidays, but what does healthy even mean?
Mylan increasing prices on the Epipen has been a popular topic on all of the top news media over the last few days, as the price raises from $57 to over $500, per 2-pack. That’s a minimum of $1000 per year, considering that each patient needs a 2-pack at their work or school and home, and they expire after 1 year.
So new life happened. It was just a few months ago that we were playing guess mommy’s waist. Even with my good work lately, my sister still had and has the smallest waist. We were finally the same size when she was the whole 9 months pregnant…maybe a newborn will give me the head start I need. A girl can dream, right?