Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cooking: Aging and Yes!

Having come to the realization that I am going to actually age (GASP!), I have decided to make some changes in my life. Yes I, ...the sufferer of Peter Pan  Syndrome, have acknowledged that I will not always be able to bounce back and have started really and truly, aging.

It hit me recently, I might be middle aged. Which only means I have lived half my life with just as much to go.  But, what did strike me is that I better start taking better care of myself this second half. So, I have weened myself for the most part off sugary things. I am in the process of "less grains".  Daily juicing is almost a habit (two weeks in and if I skip it, I miss it). Workouts better planned.

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The cute cup and straw make me feel like it is a sassy drink

The other side of that aging coin is that "later" is here. I read a great blog by one of my dear friends cool sister. She is smart and full of life, the type of woman I strive to be, but never seem to actually be.  She started an "I Never" list of experiences.  Her log of what she did "new" inspired me to have a year of "yes". Simple in concept, but not in practice, for me.  I am a lot a little controlling, shy and a little introverted.  The unknown is hard for me. New situations take a lot of energy.  "Yes" is hard.

Aging, and realizing that all the "no" answers I give have and could continue to lead to a life unlived hit me like the proverbial ton of bricks. Hence, my year of "YES" as a start of what will hopefully be a habit.

Yesterday I went and read to a class of 4th graders. Saturday I am going away with Steve as a surprise and I have no clue what we are doing. Very atypical of me to not ask. It is a start, but a habit I hope to continue the second half of  my life.

In the meantime, "less" grains for me!

Going Grainless Menu

  • Salmon cakes*/ zucchini oven fries
  • Sweet Potato and Kale Soup
  • Roasted chicken thighs/ baked squash and tomato  casserole
  • Shrimp and spaghetti squash Thai soup

1 comment:

  1. Besides the grey hair and the reading glasses, middle age is kind of a great place to be - that half way point - with all that experience behind you and all that potential ahead of you. I love the way you are embracing it! xo