It’s that time of year again. I dread this time, but I am simultaneously looking forward to changing my ways. Every year I do a 30 day paleo challenge- a time when I have to drastically change my lifestyle and eating habits for the better. This year, I really need it. I have really gone off the rails in terms of using red wine as a source of stress reliever and personal reward. I have been taking most of my meals out of the fryer, I have been ordering food on my weekends, too lazy to grocery shop,to cook, and to clean. Lately I have trimmed my meals down to once a day because I don’t even want to take the time to chew. I am not mad at myself, I am not disappointed in my past behavior, but it is time to act mature about the things I put in my body. This is the time to concentrate on everything that I put in my mouth. No more comfort eating, no more boredom snaking, no more stress french fries.
So, the next 30 days will focus on vegetables and fresh food. It will focus on water and self-improvement. Aside from the diet goals, I have to do a full body overhaul. I have to stretch, exercise, write, read, photograph, and create art. I have to stop so much focus on work, and focus on my physical and artistic self.