So, it has been really quiet last month on Paleolland, but for a good reason!
Btw, for those wondering: “Paleolland” is a combination on paleo + ‘olland (like how the French say Holland). But that’s not what I wanted to write about.
I’ve been travelling the states for almost 8 weeks now, a combination of work-related, academic, meetings and projects, and just fun leisure time. My first 2,5 weeks started in Flagstaff Arizona, together with 6 of my Dutch students, and we visited Phoenix, Sedona, the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. After that I was 3 weeks on my own, traveling across southern California (San Diego, LA, Lompoc, Monterey, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite and San Francisco). You can believe what an amazing time that was! It was very relaxing to stay in one place after that when I had to visit State College in Pennsylvania, for my work again. Yesterday the last part of my trip started: a two week stay in the big apple!
A had such big plans (and high hopes) for my eating habits during this trip. And indeed the first 2 weeks I managed surprisingly well… and then it slipped a little, and then some more, and then… oh well… let’s not talk about that O_o. It wasn’t too bad (I thought), but breakfast was in fact the only meal each day that I got right. All my clothes still fit, but when I saw myself in the mirror the other day wearing a bikini the truth revealed its ugly face!
A short while ago I watched this amazing documentary: “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”. You can watch the whole thing online for free, or see it at the end of this post! I decided to give the veggie juices a go during my stay here in NYC and use them as a tool to clean up my eating again. So, for 5 days, starting today, all daily meals (except for 1) will be substituted with a fresh (preferably organic) vegetable juice (some fruits are ok, but mainly vegetable). The remaining dish will be as paleo as NYC will let me. Let’s see how that makes me feel (and look!)
I have a juicer at home, but have never tried it, it seemed to me that this time was as good as any to jumpstart a new, healthy, habit!
Besides the Juicing, I’ve started CrossFitting here in the states and I LOVE IT! And I have some big plans with that, but that’s for another post