I hate hate HATE that it’s been 3 weeks since I last blogged. School is killing me. I’m the JV Volleyball coach again this year, and I swear we are playing more games and tournaments than ever. 3 days a week we have games (usually involving at least a 30 min drive outside of town) and every Saturday we play in tournaments. This has been going on for the past 2 months and I kid you not when I say that I can’t do this for much longer. I am gone from the house about 14 hours a day, which (along with some other things) is leaving me in a constant state of exhaustion. It all ends at the end of this month. Dear October, I’ve never yearned for you so badly.
Joel and I are attempting to go organic. Geez, I feel like a snob just writing that, but let me emphasize the attempt of it all. We buy green cleaners, organic milk and eggs, organic chicken, and usually aim for hormone free meat all together. But I still can’t make myself truly give up all the yumminess that involves high frutose corn syrup. I don’t drink soft drinks with it in it, but after watching Food Inc. so many times, I KNOW HFCS is in everything. Literally – everything. It’s almost scary. But the thought of completely switching to shopping only at Earth Fare overwhelms me in many ways – not just dealing with the prices either.
For so long, we stayed away from sugar and usually involved some sort of artificial sweetner (Splenda or Sweet-n-Low – which YES I know is bad for you but I cannot help nor will I deny how much I like it). I keep reading how this sweetner is terrible for your body and then a few months later, it seems like the sweetner that was deemed acceptable is now going to end up killing you with cancer.
We eat a lot of simple meals involving fresh meats and veggies with some sort of carb (because I literally cannot function without carbs). I want to make sure I’m putting the best nutrients in my body. I’ve never been great at watching everything I eat, mainly because I’ve always been a smaller frame so I focused more on my size instead of actual food. In college I could eat junk all the time, but I worked out enough to burn all the calories. I didn’t really care what I put in my body as long as I fit in my jeans.
But now, things have changed. So we need a little guidance. What do you do to continue putting healthy food in your body?