Wamble is not a word, but ramble is.
And ramble I will, but only after a photo recap of today’s eats (in WIAW tradition).
Lately I’ve been getting real about what and how I’m eating. Yes, it’s an improved approach. I do my best to be a nutrient seeker and realize that the best thing I can do is to eat real food that’s always been food. But I rely a lot on convenience and use “it’s paleo!” as an excuse sometimes. Last week, I asked a practice client what their 10/10 looked like with food and eating and quickly realized that I didn’t really know what my 10/10 looks like (and yes, I caught myself getting in my own head when I should have been waiting for her response !).
Anyways, not knowing what I even want my eating, grocery shopping, cooking, etc. to look like if it were going to look it’s best is only problematic if I want to get there, right? *sarcasm* You can’t move towards something if you don’t know what it is you’re aiming for…
Things that came up when I started to think about this: more vegetables, less mystery meat, more variety, more local, more organic, more homemade. A theme here might be authentic. Whether my bacon consumption of late suggests it or not, I used to be a vegetarian, largely because I didn’t like the stuff I read and saw about factory farming and the meat industry.
While I recognize that this is all a process, I think it’s time in my process to get real about where my food comes from. The 100 Mile Diet, Animal Vegetable Miracle, and Michael Pollan’s books offered some of my most memorable “aha!” moments. I get sucked into those books far more than I do the ones about the hormonal effects, the minute details of grams of this or grams of that, etc.—so it makes sense that ignoring where and who my food comes from isn’t leaving me totally fulfilled. It’s like there’s something missing and I’m pretty darn sure that filling in that gap will be a huge jump towards a 10/10.
That’s enough rambling for now (I’m not ready to own up to my Starbucks habits of late !), especially since I’ve got my alarm set for 5am tomorrow. I’m just stoked out of my brains to do 13.3, especially at 6am!
It will be worth it, however, to head into my second weekend of life coach training in Toronto. This weekend’s about fulfillment…
“The coachee’s definition of fulfillment is always intensely personal. It may include, especially at first, outward measures of success: a great job or promotion, enough money, a certain lifestyle. Eventually, the coaching will progress to a deeper definition of fulfillment. It’s not about having more. It’s not about what fill’s the client’s pockets or closets—it’s about what fills the client’s heart and soul. A fulfilling life is a valued life, and clients will have their own definitions of what they truly value. If they value risk taking, is there enough adventure in their lives? If they value family, are they shortchanging themselves by caving in to the demands of work? What are the personal values the want present in their work? Sorting out values is a way of sorting out life choices, because when the choices reflect the client’s values, life is more satisfying and often feels effortless. Achieving a certain goal can be very fulfilling—especially as a benchmark—but most clients find that fulfillment is not the finish line. At its deepest level, fulfillment is about finding and experiencing a life of purpose and service. It is about reaching one’s full potential.”
That lights me up!
What is different between your current eating patterns and your 10/10 ideal?
What are your plans for the weekend?
What do you think of 13.3?