it's like standing in the middle of a river.
you can feel the current pushing you forward... or you can fight it and try and walk upstream.
(i don't usually recommend the latter)
i have this theory:
life is going to work out.
i get so caught up in the fast-paced lifestyle... that i forget to stop and smell the roses that are blooming all around my house...
i keep thinking that everything has to be done NOW!
there is no time to breathe. to think. to do anything other than stress about life.
but you know what?
it's all going to be ok.
so sit back.
i have a slight obsession with this song.
my mom didn't get the memo that slavery was abolished...
at least it gives me something to do while i am looking for a job. (any takers?) my dad says that i have "slave labor" written on my forehead.
speaking of change, my mom talked me into doing a diet... (shhh! you can't tell anyone...)
being an exercise physiology major, i personally find all of these things fascinating... so i am considering this more "research".
it's all about becoming "leptin sensitive"
so what is leptin you ask?
it is a protein hormone that plays a "key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, including appetite and metabolism." thank you wikipedia for that flash of inspiration...
basically. if you are "leptin sensitive", you don't get hungry. it's a natural appetite suppressant.
basically... the mouse on the left is you without leptin.
there are 5 basic rules to this "leptin reset"
(the foodie in me died a little when i read this.)
rule 1: never eat after dinner.
rule 2: eat three meals a day.
rule 3: do not eat large meals.
rule 4: eat a breakfast containing protein.
rule 5: reduce the amount of carbohydrates eaten.
if you want to read more in-depth about these rules see here.
what i've learned is that WHEN you eat is much more important than WHAT you eat. (this is only partially true... but you will need to do a little research on your own from here on out.)
suffice it to say, when i get munchy around 9:00 every night, the rest of the family packs up and leaves the room. ;)
the basic way of eating follows the paleo-diet. if you've never heard about it, just think caveman. if you didn't have a wal-mart down the street, and instead lived a million years ago, what would you be eating?
and then you eat it.
and ONLY that.
which is all fine and dandy until you drive past the chinese buffet...
self control might need to undergo an overhaul as well...
so we're still in the intial stages of this "experiment".
i'll keep you updated.
only 4 more weeks to go...
if you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are.
for where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained.