Are you guys really that bored at work that you want me to write more blogs??? Alright, here we go.
I am a highly competitive person. What I lack in intelligence and talent, I have learned to make up for with hard work. So when someone says: I ate 30 bananas a day and can run 40 miles without breaking a sweat, I'm thinking to myself, "Let's Do THIS BITCH!!!! I'M IN! If you can do it. I can do it too."
Sometimes I wonder my competitive nature is a friend or foe. It COULD be said that I lack balance (NAH). But the good thing about someone who is competitive with a good work ethic is that I am willing to work to find balance. I am willing to work to find what works for me. I am willing to try anything to get there (even a 3,000 calorie fruit diet).
When I last wrote, I talked about the 80-10-10 diet. NOT FOR ME. I lasted a few days and was a hot mess. I can see how people really thrive eating this way, but I am not one of them. This was NOT balanced for me. Too much fruit, not enough veggies,not enough protein and not enough fat for me.
Next move was I started incorporating meat and a little dairy back into my diet. Of course there was no balance there. My ass was at Station Taproom eating wings within days. I started eating too much meat and was not feeling in optimal balance.
So here I am, 6 pounds heavier (6.5 but I round down NO MATTER WHAT) and exhausted of thinking about food. I like eating raw and vegan, but I love to cook and make food for my family and eat dinner together. They are so NOT raw vegans nor do I expect them to be.
Mental Note 1: Eating tons of fruits and veggies is good, but not eating anything else is NOT fun.
Mental Note 2: It is NOT fun to make a beautiful dinner, not eat it, and then drink your 3rd brown rice protein powder smoothie of the day with your crew. BOO. Not balanced.
Mental Note 3: It is NOT fun to eat entirely too much meat, feel like your skin is gray and that you took out a farm on your own this week.
Okay. So where do we go from here. You know neurotic, competitive Jane has a plan. I am NOT cutting out meat, fruits, or vegetables. I am going to BALANCE (say it with me...BALANCE) my diet.
My plan thus far is to eat 2 raw meals and cook dinner with meat, veggies, etc. for my family and eat it with them. Sounds pretty simple and healthy AND balanced. It is the advice I give to people who are starting out high raw. Now let's see if I can do it ;0)
Will try to keep you posted but I'm having trouble BALANCING this blog with MIDTERMS.