It’s amazing how the last post was written in October 2011, but work has been crazy-busy.
The first half of the year was really good, however, mostly focusing on the preparation and execution of my first garden. But my energy for writing was fading. Then I got really discouraged and pissed off at how the winner of a Vida Vegan Con giveaway was chosen without any explanation as to why or how. Shortly after, I finally lost my blogging mojo right at the beginning of Vegan Mofo; a task I half-heartedly took on but knew I wouldn’t complete.
I was hoping to bounce back to blogging after my trip to London but that obviously didn’t happen. I still have photos saved, and will definitely write about that soon. I promise! There’s just too much good stuff to share.
Over the last half of the year, I’ve become dependant on processed convenience foods to quickly cobble together meals. I’ve also been vegging out in my limited free time, not exercising at all. Last week I decided that I couldn’t continue on like that and started juicing again, after watching Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. While I’m in no position to do a juice cleanse, I’m trying very hard to keep things like Yves veggie meats and Daiya non-dairy cheese to a minimum. I’m also finding it difficult keeping myself from baking naughty things like chocolate-chip cookies and cinnamon buns. I try and stave off those cravings with banana & peanut butter smoothies. (Okay, fine, I admit that I slip a tablespoon of chocolate chips in there…) As for exercising, I definitely need to start up again because, physically, I don’t feel ok. I plan on tackling the Couch to 5K program with full force within a month’s time. I must.
Looking further, forward…
I’ve only now just started to decompress and shift my attention back to the blog, starting a bit of theme renovation and re-arranging of content. It’s a slow process since I’m customizing things to my needs, but I’ll be happier blogging in this space once it’s done.
In the meantime, why not have yourself a nice, freshly-made Tonique?