Last night was one of those nights when you wake up because it’s too quiet and you better check on baby, if everything is alright. I hope it’s a sign of improvement and the cry-attacks were some exceptional behavior.
How much I miss to sleep in or to have a 2 hours nap in the afternoon. But baby comes first. At night my husband tend to fall asleep when watching movie. Then I usually start to get my stuff ready for next day, so I don’t need to rush in the morning. Still, I would love to have some more structure in my life but since marriage and baby, it’s not all about me anymore. Slowly, slowly I try to put my things back into our daily routine, as I as a human being don’t want to go under by sacrificing myself for others. I have learned a lot already, and there is still much more to do.
We saw yesterday in a Fijian supermarket some new products they will introduce into the local market here … Sauces where you just add water and you are ready to go. Personally I think it’s a huge market, because it’s new, easy, fast and it’s add to the variety of food. But my mind is fighting … These small bags of powdered sauce is full of ingredients which name you can hardly pronounce or are hidden behind some numbers. Chemicals you put into your body. I always spoke against them and praised homemade stuff. But I also understand the time and money side. Is it laziness? Maybe … So it’s up to you and your priorities in life. You either take the time and get all the ingredients and cook the sauce yourself or you get the bags, add water and you spent more time with your children. What to do?
This how I would decide:
– in what mood am I?
– is baby covered or does he needs my full attention?
– are all ingredients available?
I love my family and I want just the best for them. So, I will go with how I feel.
Another year is gone and what kind of journey it has been. I am just saying that because actually nothing I had planned for 2013 actually became true. Why? I don’t know. Things happen for a reason. You meet new people for a reason, you burn bridges for a reason.
Do I make plans now for 2014? Yes, sure, I have some ideas what I would like to achieve this year, but I have different expectations.
One of the plans I have is to turn my passion for fitness and health into a money-making activity. When I love what I do, then it’s just not a job anymore, right? I just finished my Cert III for Fitness in Australia and I am officially now allowed to instruct people. Personally I want to get back into my old fitness state. That will be quite a challenge as the options here in Fiji are just not the same as back in Brisbane, especially when it comes to food. It looks like I might have to start my own little garden just to have some herbs available throughout the year. The goal is to eat healthy myself and then show others that there are options to eat healthy and hopefully open their minds to healthy eating behaviour! But there is so much more to that.
First I need to walk my own talk … so back to the street to run and back on with the boxing gloves. And watch out for these injuries!!! I better leave them with the old year … that means behind me 😉
I quickly want to share this video. First of all I have to admit I thought Kiwi’s (people of New Zealand) were called Kiwi’s because of the fruit Kiwi … but I got taught better 🙂 Secondly I want to share this small animation with you, because it shows in a nice way that you can achieve anything, just put your mind into it, go and get it … even when it is the last thing you do, as long as it feels right for you and you don’t hurt anyone.
Felt like having kind of a different breakfast this morning. Kind of mixing up healthy and non-healthy food. So I went for fresh white bread with mashed banana-spread. I took four bananas, mashed them in a bowl and added some lemon juice. Yummy, very yummy indeed. It even impressed my hubby *proud smile*
Now the task could be to replace the white bread. Still have to say that I don’t have bread when my husband is at sea. I want to have healthy options, that’s why I am doing all these experiments. It’s not about proving anyone wrong or right.
This is so true in many areas in life. Today I attended a meeting at the “Raw Food & Healthy Living” Community Group. Rado and his team have the right mind set and they always attract interesting people. What I like is that we see always new people attending these kind of events, but I also see familiar faces every time I go there.
We are now in the Information Age, so lack of information is definitely not a valid excuse anymore. But how can we make more people being aware of that they are responsible of their health and not the government. I guess we could put hundreds of books in front of them, give them plenty of power point presentations or show them x amount of dramatic videos … in the end they have to make the decision themselves whether they care about themselves or not.
Why is it not obvious to them? Don’t they have common sense? Again, what is obvious to me, doesn’t have to be obvious to someone else. I know, it is a big surprise and it took me a while until I understood and accepted it. Still, there are moments when I could bang my head against the wall or on the keyboard 😉
It is great to have the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thoughts and all this stuff. But it is not ok, when people have to pay for other people who give a s**t about themselves. Disease is a burden not only for the person who has the disease, but also for the people who have to take care of you now.
I am really looking forward to the day, when people will finally wake up and take responsibility of their own well-being. I know, it is easy to blame others, and I am guilty of that as well. But always remember … you are what you eat.
It’s time … people check the time and notice that it is already past 12pm. For some reason, that means food time for most of us.Why?
When we are born we tell our mums when we are hungry, because we can’t read the watch yet? Our tiny body tells us in different ways that we need to eat. The same works in the adult state, believe it or not. Symptoms are rumbling stomach or dizziness. As an adult you normally have enough energy in you, so you can survive around 2-3 days without food.
Having a time set for food input, makes a human more suitable for the system. Then we can define working hours precisely down to the minute and the system tells you when to eat.
Have you ever actually forgotten to eat? I did. We see teens and adults, spending hours in front of the computer playing games. You can easily go 24hours without food. And we actually forget time. Don’t you remember as a kid you were playing and having fun and suddenly your mum is calling you in for dinner or lunch? How interrupting is that .. you are just having fun. And you are not hungry anyway. We can’t blame our parents, they want the best for us.
A healthy eating rhythm is given by Mother Nature. The demand of energy is different every day and there are plenty of other things influencing your mood, energy and attitude. We live now in a society where food is available 24/7. Why not grabbing some nuts when you feel you need a snack? Yes, our days are busy and scheduled down to the minute. Just be aware of what you eat when. Are you really hungry? If not … have just a snack. But in general keeps the portions small.