Nutrition on My Mind

posted on: Thursday, January 16, 2014

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I've been thinking about biz cards because I have a couple of different events coming up (Fancy Food Show, Alt Conference, Techmunch. If you're going to any of these lets connect ok?!) and I need new cards. 

I saw these business cards online and read the backstory and was reminded, once again, that awesome things take an incredible amount of work, even something simple like designing business cards. Even something simple like eating a good salad every day.

Which leads me to the next thing that's on my mind, eating healthier. Where do I even start? Do I go vegan? Do I go paleo? Do I just take the time to make salads every day? Should I cut out all refined sugar? Does this mean I need to put my deep fryer away? Get this, these biz cards belong to a nutritionist who also happens to have a fab website with a lot of good information. Take her quiz and you'll see what I'm talking about. 

Health wise here's what I'm craving:
// More energy. I'm tired a lot. Aside from an occasional bad night, Eliza sleeps like a champ. She goes down at 7:00pm and wakes up at 7:00am. My one word for 2014 is rested and so far I'm doing a bad job, although with Christian's help we have been going to bed at 11:00 instead of midnight. Still, I feel pretty exhausted all day. It probably doesn't help that I have an office job where I'm sitting down all day. Would a stand up desk help? 
// Exercise. I am seriously thinking of hiring a health coach to help me out. I have started up ballet again and that feels wonderful, but it's only once a week and it means that one day out of the week I only see Eliza in the morning and I get less time with Enzo and Maria which I hate, hate, hate. I used to be into this app but I've fallen off the wagon and only do a couple of exercises a week instead of every day. 
// Bike. I'm pretty convinced that a bike would be great. I could bike to work easily and I think I would really enjoy it. But I'm pretty intimidated by the whole idea of buying a bike. Maybe it's because I live in the Bay Area where so many people bike and have fancy bikes, I just don't even know where to start on buying a bike. I don't need a fancy bike, just something reliable. Craigslist is proving to be overwhelming. 
// Cooking. Christian is so freakin' fabulous and also a great cook. But a lot of nights we're eating egg sandwiches or quesadillas because when he's home with the kids he has a billion things to do and his main focus is to keep the house clean. So I come home to happy kids and a clean house, which is so great but then we have to make dinner and by the time I come home everyone is starving. I think I need to start cooking at night after I put the kids down.
// Menu planning. I can't cook unless I plan a menu. I mean, I can but then we're back to quesadillas and egg sandwiches. I used to be great about meal planning but lately it's gone way down on my priority list.
// Better lunches. Enzo takes a lunch to school every day and I bring a lunch to the office almost every day. I really want to make better lunches for the both of us.
// Healthy snacks. I sit. I write. I snack. Repeat. This is my day from 9:00am to 5:00pm. If I'm stuck on an article I'll go to the office kitchen and grab a snack. If I'm updating Foodie's pinterest board I run to the kitchen and grab a snack. It's so nice to have snacks and breakfast at work but also so dangerous. I need to figure out a system where I'm snacking on healthy things and not just empty calories.
// More veggies. Hello, I live in California. I have these great produce store within walking distance from my house with fresh everything, even yucca! There is no excuse why we're not eating loads of veggies every day, except of course that darn time issue I seem to have.

I'm doing a juice cleanse with these guys after I come back from my trip in February and after the juice cleanse I plan on meal planning, cooking, and exercising. Sounds like a monumental task but maybe if I start organizing myself now, with a realistic menu, a weekly shopping list, and a darn bike, it could possibly happen. 

How do you keep your health goals? I need some serious advice!


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