The Giant Cock

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“Change is nigh!”

So isn’t Heihei from Moana the funniest little rooster?

I’ve written “this” post a few times and trashed my drafts to start new. This is the fourth time I’m writing because I’ve been at a loss for what precisely I want to say. Perhaps, now, the rain has washed away all doubts; I feel…fresh.

Happy [early] New Year! It’s officially time to emerge from my chrysalis and emerge a winged, throbbing, venous fire chicken. I read on a random website this year, all zodiac signs can benefit from “loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values, and top-notch appearances”. You know I’mma be up on dat commitment, b.

New things since we last spoke:
– I’ve signed up for classes again at CC and will be applying to grad schools this year, finally.*
– I’ve watched tons of docs on Netflix and subsequently want to be vegan, as well as live a more sustainable lifestyle. Also, no sugar or processed foods.**
– I’ve been trying to also be more minimalist. Goal: zero waste living. This includes wasting less time.***
– I’ve redone and consolidated my multi-tiered resolutions list into one majestic one; it’s doubled as a “vision board”.****
– I’ve fallen in love with oatmeal, finally. It took a few years, several tries, and a lot of gagging. Overnight oats is where it’s at and y’all know I love minor tweaks to give a dish daily variation.*****
– I’ve reworked (still in progress) my workout plan and nutrition; less bulking this time, more trying for something manageable, flexible, vegan, but less bulking and living by-the-number.******
– I’ve hit a second wind this week- really amping, revamping, and ramping up my lifestyle choices. I’m tweaking my mindset ever so slightly and adjusting my priorities accordingly. Everything else will fall into place. THE WORLD IS FALLING APART, SO IT’S TIME TO GET MY SHIT TOGETHER.

* This is stressful just signing up for classes, running around all the campuses, getting all pre-reqs cleared, and being waitlisted is so frustrating. I don’t miss this, but I actually am excited to be learning again. Worried about balancing work and multiple classes.
** I’m trying not to be strict with myself, but I couldn’t turn a blind eye anymore. It’s alarming, truly. I didn’t realize how much we exploit animals, not just in food but in everyday life. This is mainly for ethical reasons, but also nutrition, and environmental as well. I also want to just be aware of all the things I use and the interbeing of everything; things I put into my body and things that I use daily.
*** I’m trying to get rid of the unnecessary as well as decrease waste output overall. I’m a big believer of living within my means, and now I realize some thing are unnecessary even if I can afford it. Zero Waste Living is trying to waste nothing, re-using a lot, and generally living off the grid. It’s super intense, but I like it as an end goal to always strive for.
**** I’ve gone off the deep end…vision boards, daily affirmations…getting really zen
***** Overnight oats, very strict with ratios of milk, yogurt, and oatmeal. Variations include with fruit, peanut butter and chocolate, endless possibilities!
****** I’m changing up the routines a bit more drastically this time. I’ve come to this belief that doing this gives me a sense of control and it makes me feel like I’m accomplishing something, even though I may not be. And that’s okay, I like trying new things to see what works and what doesn’t for me. At the end of the day, I just want to be happy with myself and my dietary choices.

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~ by Btab on 26 January 2017.

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