Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Beautiful On the Inside

I know I haven't talked about the Green Experiment in awhile, and that's because I really won't start it until we move....which will happen in T-minus six days.  I am planning on adding some guidelines to the experiment a) because I can and b) because I need to make some changes in my life and not only on the outside.

Just like Heather, I have been feeling pretty crappy lately and I mean in the sense of how my body is functioning.  I know alot of it has to do with the fact that I have not worked out in many moons, and that my once very clean eating habits have fallen by the way far away side.  I blame all of this on Jeremy.  That guy just makes me sick and I am so jealous of his legs.  I call him my little Kenyan because he can run faster than anyone I know and if he wanted to; he could drink butter all day and not gain a pound.

When I do the grocery shopping I make sure not to buy unhealthy items that would tempt me in those hateful TV hours before bed.  But lately he has been running to the store and EVERY single time he comes back with some form of sinful confectionery concoction.  Just like Charlie Sheen can't say no to hookers, I have a real problem with sugar when it's all dressed up in pretty celpohane and making sweet goo goo eyes at me.

The fact that I live in the fattest state in the US really doesn't help either.  It's easy to say, well heck, by comparison I'm practically anorexic.  But that's really not what it's about.  I want to FEEL good on the inside again.  Here's what I am planning to do.  When we move, I am going to do my grocery shopping at a farmer's market or a health food/ whole foods grocery.  The green experiment will start as soon as we get there, but this phase will probably begin after we're unpacked.

I am going on a 30 day detox, that will consist of supplements that I have purchased from the health food store and I intend of doing Bikram Yoga three times a week to aid in the process.  If you've never heard of Bikram, it is a specific kind of yoga that takes place in a class that is set to 104 degrees and so you sweat profusely.  My Aunt, who is my go to health guru, told me that she thinks that the stretching of the muscles in combination with the profuse sweating release long stored toxins and she felt amazing after doing only one class.  I also plan on lifting weights 3 times a week, because when I was doing that on a regular basis, I never felt better in my life and I could eat as much as I wanted and not gain any weight.

I am putting a ban on all refined sugars and processed foods in our house.  Jeremy may be skinny, but diabetes runs heavily in his family and that is something to look out for.  I'm not actually going to tell him he can't have something, but we will discuss these concerns and if he wants to flirt with sugar he can do it somewhere where I can't find it.  Like in the garage.  

This move makes number 30 for me and I am only 28 years old.  Growing up I had no choice but to deal with the fact that we were leaving, once again.  And because I am just naturally an optimist, I would look on the bright side.  I can be whoever I want to be when I leave.  Everything I don't like about myself or my lifestyle here, I am going to leave behind.  Except my thighs, unfortunately those I am stuck with.  But not for long.  You don't have to move to make these kind of decisions, it does make it easier though.  Every day is a new day.  

  I will leave you with a quote from Ghandi: Be the change you want to see in the world.

  And here's another one I saw in New Orleans: Quit bitchin and start a revolution.


Bethany said...

Your blog is hilarious! I love it! My move to MN went smoothly, and I am now surrounded by boxes as I currently have no motivation to do the work of unpacking them. Good luck with your move.

Jillian said...

Thanks Bethany! I'm glad to hear you made it safely to your new home. An email will follow as soon as I settle down.