Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Every year it starts- New Year's Resolutions in the middle of prepping for Sundance, one of my craziest times of the year. It is almost like a running joke to me after so many years. There is no way to keep any kind of "normality" in your life, no way to keep any kind of routine.
This year, I came in acknowledging the fact that my life will be what it will be for the month of January. From January 1-January 28, it is literally full steam, non-stop work with little sleep and a good chance of bad nutrition. This year, I took out a day each week to make salads and healthy meals and kept them at work. I made sure to place apples, oranges, celery, carrots, anything that came out of the ground, on my desk. When I became stressed or needed a break, I would grab those, instead of running to the nearest coffee shop for their most powerful coffee concoction.
Before the festival, I stocked my fridge & freezer with a boatload of homemade meals. One evening, I invited a bunch of my colleagues to my house for "real food." It was energizing and fun, and really helped people "detox" from the festival diet they were on... white upon white upon maybe some yellow and tan foods.
I did enjoy my fair share of libations as well as snacking... all worth it. I feel pretty good about my efforts this year. I didn't get sick, nor was too exhausted and run down. My mood was light and I really enjoyed this festival. I didn't move around too much, but I did try to walk to as many theatres as possible, as well as around the town whenever I could.
I didn't lose any weight, but I came in figuring I wouldn't.... but I didn't gain any either! Now that the festival is over and I have some semblance to my life (at least for a few weeks), it's time to jump back on the horse and stay healthy and lose weight.