Saturday, March 6, 2010

Refueling

***Before I begin this post, I want you to know that there is no update on the car situation. Basically I'm in between bumming rides and renting cars. Obviously I have to do something soon, I just need a few more minutes to think about what I want and can do.

Back to the regularly scheduled program ...

Things have been incredibly busy with the business and I'm definitely grateful. Things are going so well that I'm beginning to feel overwhelmed and stressed. The pace that I'm going at now is unsustainable and I won't last long if something doesn't change. Thankfully someone is coming along to help me two days a week, and I have a really good friend who has offered her assistance as well. While this is going to be a great help for the work load, there's another part that's suffering too - me!

I have one of those bodies that responds well to proper eating. Food really is a fuel for me. When I load up on processed and manufactured "food," I can feel it and my body literally locks up. ***TMI ALERT - Feel free to stop here or skip to the next paragraph. Most nutritionist would tell you that you're supposed to eliminate after every meal, or at a minimum, once a day. Because I've been eating crap like ice cream for dinner, my elimination has been almost nonexistence. We're talking days, if not a full week. As if the lack of elimination wasn't concern enough, my energy level was at subzero. When I wasn't working, I was in the bed. I was beginning to feel like a zombie, moving in slow motion. So now I'm not eliminating and I'm extremely tired, but still not encouraged to evaluate the situation and make changes. It wasn't until I realized that my ability to think clearly and cognitively was severely compromised. It would take me 30 minutes to do something that should have taken 5 minutes. Forgetting basic, simple things was becoming the norm. I'd pick up the phone and completely forget who I intended to call. I'd hit "compose" on the e-mail and forget who I was about to email and for what reason. In the business that I'm in, those actions are UNacceptable! My mind is how I earn a living. It needs to function optimally at all times. So on yesterday, I had an intervention with me, myself and I and we unanimously decided that I needed to do something quick. Seriously, functioning at this level can be catastrophic to my business and if I'm going to fail, it's not going to be because I'm not eating properly and getting enough rest. How crazy is that?!

After the intervention I left work, came home, took a nap for several hours (I'm soo not a napper ... guess I needed it), and then headed to the farmer's market. I spent over $90 on fruits and veggies because I need to reintroduce myself to them. My intention is to significantly increase my intake of living foods and juice daily, like I used to. This morning's breakfast was an egg puff doused with a little kosher salt and hot sauce (two eggs cooked in the microwave for about 1.5 minutes... and btw, I looove hot sauce) along with the infamous apple/carrot/ginger juice:



Instead of grabbing an energy drink for an afternoon pick me up, I juiced one of the many almighty green juice elixirs. This baby had spinach, parsley, apples, ginger & lemon ... delish, you'd love it! Ginger and lemons are a staple in nearly all of the juices I make. I just love those added flavors, especially the ginger.


Results after day 1, significant. I feel better than I have in quite some time and my body is very thankful for nutrients it can actually use and process.

13 comments:

444 said...

I'm glad you are back. I should have suspected something was wrong since you were quiet for so long!

Eat some whole grains (no "white" flour) and some beans along with all those veggies and fruits and I'm sure things will be moving along soon enough. Maybe a big mug of coffee to jumpstart the autonomic nervous system, or at least lots of something to drink. Feel better soon! Get your rest! I'm suffering from lack of rest lately, too, so I know where you are coming from.

eemusings said...

I definitely feel it when I don't eat well. Hope you can get back on track!

Slightly OT - I've never been one to go multiple times a day. I didn't even realise that was normal/ideal until very recently. Oh well.

~Truly Tina~ said...

Okay, I must admit that when I read the sentence about the egg puff I thought to myself, "um, eggs in the microwave? No thank you!" However, despite my hesitation to try it, I decided to give it a shot and I have to say that I was very surprised! It's quite tasty. I scrambled two eggs with a splash of milk for fluffiness, cilantro, and white pepper. It took close to 2 minutes to cook. After it was finished, I scooped the puff out of the bowl to serve it on a plate and topped it with a little salsa verde. Yum!

~Truly Tina~ said...

Oh yeah, those pictures of your fresh juice concoctions leave me wanting a juicer of my own. It's going on the wish list. :o)

方便 said...

God helps those who help themselves...................................................

Money Funk said...

I never got to tell that you're juices look really delish, too! The apple/carrot/ginger juice sounds yummy, too. Did you juice it yourself? I feel great, too! No more GI probs for me. I am as regular as clockwork. ;)

Read tomorrow's post and let me know what you think.

Sorry, I've been quite on the commenting front but I have this wicked work deadline before I go on vacation. So its cut my blogging at work (which is a no-no anyway - LOL) to a halt.

Hope all is well on the home and business front! ;)

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Money Funk said...

I hope all is well. We did it! Family went to Maui and we had a great time. :) With the kids so well behaved and responsible, I am thinking we should take tons of vacations. LOL.

Hope business and life is treating you well. Long time no hear.

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