Tuesday, September 1, 2009

:: updates ::

I watched Julia & Julie last night and suddenly felt inspired to blog. It's been awhile, friends!

I feel like I've achieved nirvana in nutrition. I eat anything is fresh and natural. I stay away from boxed stuff with labels on them. I cook/prepare all my meals at home and when I can't avoid eating out, I tend to make the right ordering decisions. Yet i still indulge in the occasional founder's favorite at coldstone. I feel balanced. In fact, I no longer have a choice. We went to Gilroy on Sunday with my mother-in-law and there weren't many options for lunch. We ended up going to el pollo loco. Not too bad -grilled chicken and all. Within an hour, I was coughing for like hours. It stopped that night but still, there it was again, my body reacting to junk. Am I better off having my body immune to junk, like it used to? Nah, I don't think so. I would like to live a long and healthy life. :) (p.s. Julia Child pretty much cooked traditionally and lived to a ripe age of 92. Who said butter was bad for you again???)

I'm doing the 'minimum' marathon training, definitely not going above and beyond but running 4x a week. I used to be able to work out every single day but there's something about this repetitive running that makes it just so boring that I dread doing more than I have to. Of course, I'm a lot busier these days with getting our house ready for move-in that I barely have time for anything else so I'm officially excused. I ran 18 miles last weekend - and it felt pretty good. I think I'll be able to complete the marathon on time. But quite honestly, I just can't wait for life to get back to normal when we officially move in. I'll be swinging my bell away in our backyard... :)

Julia Childs' book changed people's lives. That's what I want to do - cause change. I'll leave it at that for now. I'm heading back home to Singapore this weekend - my dad has not seen me since I changed my life around. I hope that he will see that the stroke he suffered was not for nothing. That he helped me live a long and healthy life.

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