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A Day In the Life of a Wild Woman: Primary series beginnings, half price burgers, capoeira

Woke up this morning and did my yoga at 6:15. Did Suryas, standing poses, and the primary series up to purvottanasana again. I think I might take Sunday to figure out exactly how far I’m ready to go in the primary series. I’ll just keep doing poses until one feels unsustainable. Then finishing poses, though I did tripod headstand instead of supported. For some reason, I’ve completely lost my ability to lift my feet off the ground in that version of the pose. Shavasana was delicious, although the apartment was sweltering from our AC being set at 90.

Then, breakfast cookies, yogurt, tea, and lots of resting. I love Wednesday mornings. I have almost nothing to do in the morning, except maybe a bit of yoga, because I tend to eat out for lunch, so I don’t need to pack a lunch or run or shower or anything. Maybe I’m a little smelly from not showering after climbing last night.

Post-climbing chicken stew

Speaking of climbing, I had fun last night. Most fun failing I’ve had in a while. I tried a route that was definitely too hard for me. Mostly crimps and I don’t have the finger strength. I got maybe 1/3 of the way up and then quit. Went up an easy 5.6 to build my confidence and then tried a difficult 5.6 around the corner. But I was tired. I got down and could barely move my hands. Still, better to push to one’s limits than constantly staying safe and never growing. Then, I came home and made a delicious seat-of-my-pants chicken stew with leftover chicken. Threw in some paprika and some milk mixed with arrowroot to thicken it. Yum.

Lunch today was half price burgers. Got a bacon cheeseburger with sweet potato fries. Totally yummy and worth the perhaps lack of nutritional value (although I haven’t been eating nearly enough beef the last couple weeks). Capoeira tonight, then trying a new recipe from Oh She Glows. Yeah, from greasy bacon cheeseburger lunch to vegan dinner. I’m nothing if not eclectic.

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Following your Joy

Anyone who reads this, or my previous, blog knows that I am passionate about food and health. I love to eat well, and move as often as I can. Lately, however, I’ve been finding myself periodically floundering in my chosen career path (most decidedly not food/health-related) and I’ve toyed with the idea of looking into nutrition consulting, either as a new career or as a way to supplement my life in a more directed way. Personally, I have a lot of experience with various diets, and the ways they affected my health, and I have a strong drive to learn and understand a variety of sides in the diet debate.

I also love spreadsheets and organizing my thoughts, so I think I might be useful to someone who doesn’t think as quantitatively as I, should they want someone to help them put together meals and menu plans the way I do.
But I don’t know where to start. I’ve done some web searching, and even contacted a local nutrition consultant who demonstrates at our farmers market about her trajectory. If anyone has any insight or personal tales on becoming a nutrition consultant, please leave me a comment with your email and I would love to correspond.