Taking healthy to the next level

None have ever turned around :/

None have ever turned around :/

Exercise:

Never knew cycling could be so exhausting. Or annoying.

I have accidentally ran over two squirrels on the 6 mile bike stretch from campus. These little critters dart across your path right as your are going 14-15 mph, not giving enough time to dodge them.  😦

Still, I prefer cycling over driving. Finding a parking spot on campus is a pain.

Alas, no weight loss yet! I hoped to loose weight during the first month of cycling, but so far, what I have gotten are sore, stronger legs and better stamina, so to speak.

Diet:

I refuse to go vegan. But I don’t shun fruits and vegetables either.

What has helped keep my sanity and health is eating as much of a balanced diet as possible: vegetarian dishes 2-3 times a week and omnivore dishes made with organic bison or chicken.

Cutie and I are craving organic herbs, so we both started growing them in our own kitchen. The herb we hope to use the most out of is the oregano one, but has been super-slow to grow. The basil and the mustard are OK while the rosemary, dill and thyme are still in their early sprout stages.

Big surprise: After 15 years or so, I have finally quit craving/eating ramen. Once I read that consuming ramen (the supermarket kind) increased the risk of diabetes and hypertension, I quit cold turkey. I am already cursed on that end and I hope to delay/prevent those conditions as long as possible

Alas, no weight loss yet! I hoped to loose weight during the first month of cycling, but so far, what I have gotten are sore, stronger legs and better stamina, so to speak.

Mental Athletics:

The level of difficulty in my Modern Greek class has increased. I continue to work on my math for the up coming math placement test, but I feel like I am not retaining enough information. I am still going to keep trying because hell, why not? On the side note, I have reached out to the mental health center on campus to seek help concerning my anxiety issues. It turned out that I was referred to off-campus therapists because it turns out that the center wants to deal with people with first-world problems (sarcasm).

Rant: Can’t stand my classmates sometimes. One of them tried to convince the whole class to skip a day so that it would force the professor to not give a quiz or homework just because he wanted to go to a concert that day. The rest of the class agreed to it, but I didn’t. I honestly can’t understand how if you are paying over $1,000 for a class would you want to skip it for a concert. (Yes, I know I won’t make any friends that way and no I DON’T CARE).

Personal Finance:

Ever since we moved back, I haven’t been annoyed by the cost of living in the South. Just after I filled my gas tank, a smile broke as I looked at the receipt: $22!  I used to grunt at the cost of filling up my tank to the tune of $43 in Canada. Now I don’t grunt anymore. It actually feels good to be able to afford to buy necessities without pulling my hair out. That is pretty much the only big advantage of living in the South. Since we live in the most liberal part of the state (in a college town), its not too bad.

The future:

I hope to finish my degree in the distant future and find work up in the northern states (as much as I hate winter, at least they pay more) or to a state that doesn’t hate women <cough! Texas>. If I am lucky, I may find work in Canada provided I get an employer to sponsor me (a long shot, but anything is possible).

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