Child Psychology by Black Box Recorder
I haven’t listened to this in so long.
I only lasted four days on the detox I talked about earlier because I was at work surrounded by this really delicious new Ethiopian coffee and couldn’t help myself. Also, the headaches I had during those four days were really awful and the worst part of the detox. BUT, I have been living a healthier lifestyle since then, so it still played a jump start to the healthier me!
I’ve been going to the gym and making my own food more often, and I’m just more aware of what I’m eating (pointless carbs, sugar).
I do need suggestions for workout routines, though. I am mostly intimidated by machine weights (and free weights) and all of the beefy men that live in that area. Help help help! I really want to do weights that focus on the entire upper body more than anything. I’ll post any helpful information I find!
“Detoxing” instead of detoxing because I’m not sure exactly what detoxing really is and whether I’m for sure doing it right…
I’ve been meaning to do something about my relatively new sugar cravings and my life-long love for carbohydrates, so this detox seemed easy and healthy enough to try out!
The basics of this detox is to eat whole foods and to cut out all sugar, alcohol, processed food, red meat, dairy, and caffeine for three weeks. For the second week, I’ll have to remove chicken, fish, beans, and potatoes, but can add one of these back every day of the third week.
Also, every morning you get to wake up to a 2oz shot glass filled with bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, and ground flax seed. After that, you are supposed to drink dandelion root tea three times a day.
[It is encouraged to get 30 minutes of sweaty exercise in everyday as well.]
I am also mildly lactose intolerant, so this detox is also removing my cravings for cheese and all of that dairy that I have a hard time limiting.
I’m on my third day, and I have been successful except I haven’t done any exercise because I just started my period and that’s the last thing I want to do on top of everything else that I just started. And fortunately, I have a nice boyfriend who agreed to do this with me even though he could care less about any detox, so he’s an additional support system as well as my coworker. We’ve been really headachey and tired so far, and last night all we could talk about was cinnamon-sugar everything, but I have hope.
I just keep reminding myself that I’ll have beautiful healthy skin (as opposed to my recently scaly/dry skin) and a leaner, more energized body!
And, as of ten minutes ago, I’ve become a member of a gym for the first time since my membership was free because it was my job!
I have to remind myself that this is all worth it and that I’ll be much happier if I just continue with all of this. Let’s think, by the time August is through, I’ll be a lot happier than I am right in this very moment.
Just spent $30 on a hardcover notebook and Pilot G2 pens at Target, but WORTH IT. Love every single one of my pens and this notebook is super convenient to write on in bed. G2 is my new staple. I am super enthusiastic about stationary and I know I’m not the only one.
This song is so goooood! I never thought I’d ever really like James Blake, but I love this song and “Retrograde” so much!
I’m no longer happy in my apartment that I’d say is one of the nicer studios that you can rent around Capitol Hill. Separate cute kitchen, walk-in closet/mini-room, charming old building… I just can’t do the’ bedroom as well as living room’ thing anymore. I become really claustrophobic, and I think I need a general break from living in old buildings with shitty plumbing and icky mysterious corners and cracks.
I’m looking forward to sharing a (hopefully modern) space with someone in the fall. Zach and I will share a beautiful full kitchen and a decent record collection. It’ll be perfect and wonderful and I can’t wait!
Could you guys recommend blogs to follow? Cooking, fashion, art, design, entertaining people, pretty people, fitness…
I’ve been getting a lot of advice from the people around me in the past few months and it has made me feel really great and really awful. Most of the advice I’ve received have come from my coworkers/friends who are all a little older than I am, and they’ve been giving me a lot of hope and reassurance that I’m doing perfectly fine where I am right now. I still can’t help but feel time ticking for me to go back to school this year. I want to, but the entire reason I decided to stop was because I didn’t feel like I was ready to decide what direction I wanted to head in- and I still don’t feel like I know what I want to do, or what I’m passionate for. I know there isn’t a time limit, but I’m feeling a lot of pressure right now and it’s bringing me down and making it hard for me to believe I’ll be able to imagine a bright and exciting future for myself, while everyone around me can find something to at least dream about.
… So hey! I’m going to start posting again, just for fun, just to see if anything sparks a bigger interest from it. Plus, it’s always fun to be able to look back at what you posted a year ago. Besides my lack of career interests, I have plenty of other things to be excited about.
Also, here’s a video that Thom and Nigel posted yesterday. Totally unrelated to what I just wrote, they give advice to teenage girls about relationships. And it’s not funny, but instead really sincere and makes me really loooove them so much more.