Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Trying to get back...

As I' m trying to get back in the swing of things, I've been thinking about my blog lately. I keep wanting to blog about things, but get sidetracked because of work, yoga, football, etc. I actually really miss it. One of the challenging things is time. I don't necessarily want to blog at work, simply because things have changed and I'm much busier than I used to be. It's not as easy to take a 15 minute break to bang out a blog post. I'm trying to reduce the amount of activity I do at night so that I can be present for my husband and myself. The other challenge has been content. I don't necessarily want my blog to be so serious, but I also don't want it to be a daily inventory of what I do, because that's kind of selfish and boring, ha. So as I explore all of the different things this could be, I hope that I can somehow get back into a rhythm of posting more consistently and posting things that people, mainly my family and friends, would like to read. 

To recap the weekend, 

1) It's finally football season. We had an awesome weekend of Clemson vs Auburn, AL vs MI, USC vs Vandy, NCST vs UT, and VT vs GT. In my completely unbiased opinion, the Auburn/Clemson game was the best. While during the midst of the game, I was very anti Auburn, and called them all kinds of names in the book, this is actually a team that I enjoy playing and would love to do so in the future. 

I really love college football and will make a confession. I was literally so sick before the game started, I couldn't tell if it was from the food I ate or my nervousness about the game. It is 100% completely irrational, but something I cannot control. I am hoping that there are others in the world that felt the same way, because that is embarrassing. Seriously. 

2) A new study that Stanford conducted came out today. Here are the multiple ways in which the study was reported. 

I find it interesting that two news sources say something different. The other thing I find interesting is that it was a study conducted over 2 years and that it only mentions the lack of different in nutrients, but a major difference in the presence of pesticides. It does not mention the effects on the environment. Of course, I have my own opinions on this, but I'd like to spend more time researching this before I state my final opinion. Maybe there is something to this, maybe not. I will say that I have focused less on organic and more on local produce and supporting my local farmer. 

3) My struggles with going green. I have noticed that it is SO MUCH harder to really go green. I mean, there is so much added convenience in using certain things that aren't as environmentally friendly. Also, the products that have chemicals DO TEND to work better. For example, my Tom's deodorant is not super effective. I found that out in the DC airport when I lifted my arms in the security machine and I STUNK. I was very embarrassed, needless to say. I'm not 100% sure what to do about this. I mean, I don't want cancer, I want to be conscious about the products that I buy and the effects on the environment, but I also don't want to stink. 

4) Lastly, I'm attempting to get back into running. Of course, it's humbling having to start over again, running a minute on and a minute off, but I actually enjoy running and if I could actually get up before 7 am, think I could do it much more often 

I'm going to work on consistency and meaning so I hope you guys keep reading. Please let me know if there are any topics you'd like to discuss.