New Year and Paleo
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
The new year has begun!
With it, the end of the semester is approaching. Three short weeks! I can't WAIT. Next semester, I will finally have a real curriculum.
With it, I am officially president of my alumni organization in DC. It's going to be a whole lot of work. And I mean, a whole lot. Especially since the outgoing president, who remains on board, and I are not getting along. So I will be working hard on not letting him affect my general working on positive behavior and outlook.
With it, the new me! I just plain feel rejuvenated. I'm ready to try new things and not set myself up to fail.
I decided to give paleo a go. I'm specifically doing the Whole30 program, with 30 days of hardcore. I like how it resets the system and then adds foods back in to see what affects your body in what ways. As in with everything else, not everything in paleo agrees. In one book, eat when you're hungry, don't eat when you're not. In another book, eat three square meals and snack only when ACTUALLY hungry. I'm going to be going a little more by the first one, only because I don't have a set schedule at school. As I have block schedule, never do I have an exact notation of when I can do what consistently. So I like that little bit more of freedom.
Yesterday was technically day one, but I'm changing my mind and calling today day one. Mainly because now that I'm back to real life, this will be the real challenge. So yesterday was a practice day. ;). TOM is also a-coming, so this is an "exciting" time to be making these changes (yes, that was most sarcastic...In a I'm laughing at myself kind of way).
I remembered food today! Granted, not as fleshed out as it's supposed to be, but dude. It's a start. I'm cooking the chicken tonight, so that I always have protein on hand to munch on. It's what I forgot to do last night, so that's fine.
Otherwise, no real resolutions. Monthly goals with longer term goals in mind.
For instance, since this search and 30 day thing is about health, I have finally done it.
I put away the scale. I'm not weighing in or measuring or taking pictures until the 31st. This will probably be the hardest thing for me, oddly enough. I'm so used to waking, restroom-ing, dropping clothes, and stepping on scale. So this will be a big change.
So that's that!