Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Staying Healthy

It's so hard to be healthy. I had it together a while ago then got lazy and careless. I need to fix this. With that being said, I am writing on my blog to help me gain focus on eating healthier.

So why is it so hard to eat healthy? 
We are influenced by the people around us and society. Society advertises foods that aren't good for your body and it becomes easy to fall into their trap when all of your friends are eating processed foods that are high in salt, sugar, and fat. Eating healthy isn't nearly as advertised as eating unhealthy. It's really unfortunate.

I believe because of these two reasons (the people around us and advertisement) people have a really difficult time eating healthy, myself included. There are so many other factors of why it is hard to stay healthy, but to keep this brief I quickly pointed out these two reasons.

What can I do? 
There are a lot of things you can do to eat healthy. One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to say no to fast food. Fast food is one of the worst foods you can eat, staying away from these foods is a great start. You can also stay away from as many processed foods as possible. This is a little harder to do, but it is super helpful one you get it down. Remember to eat lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats. Don't forget water!

If your like me a post saying what your going to do about your health may help too! It's all about what works for you.

My plan: 
I want to stay away from as many prosseced foods as possible, eating more fruits and veggies and especially drinking water. Since the holidays are coming up it will be difficult to stay away from sugary good and unhealthy meals but my plan for this is to only have a cheat meal if I'm out with friends, at a family gathering or something social. Even then I need to remember to keep things in moderation... I make it sound like I'm going to starve myself... Trust me I won't!

I apologize for this rambly kind of post, hopefully you learned a thing or two. Be looking forward to my next post, it should be an enjoyable post! Have a lovely week!
<3,
Vanessa

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Catching up with V

It's been a little over ten days since I have written about what is going on in my life. Oh and look at that! I'm doing another post with the title catching up with V! That's exciting because I rarely use the same title more than once unless it's an update. Still thrilled with my new update title, if you haven't noticed.


Nothing too exciting is going on in school except for the fact that I am the only girl in my weight training class. It's a little out of my comfort zone, but I should be used to it relatively soon. I have also studied for my anatomy test that I took on Thursday, got a good score on it, so I'm happy. I noticed that when I study I always have all my papers neatly around me so I can access them all without having to flip through everything. Talk about time-saving!


I also went to two the pumpkin patches on Friday. One is a smaller family owned pumpkin patch where they grow the pumpkin instead of buying them in large quantities like commercial patches... if you know what I mean. We bought some pumpkins there and then went to the commercial pumpkin patch to take pictures.



Sushi! I'm not sure anyone knows how excited I get to see sushi in the fridge. I love sushi, half the people I know don't like it and I don't understand, hello this is my true love. Healthy and really yummy! 


 A particular room in the beach house with green walls and two comfy couches with light green walls, is my favorite place to relax. As I sit there in awaiting the early morning sun, the smell of sand drifts through the room. The large windows, which allow you to see outside, transform from a still gray to a vivid orange. Birds that were once asleep in their nests start to sing a morning song as they beginning their day. I sit there sinking into a blue couch with a velvet blanket in hand as I wait for the day to arise.


Right now I am currently at the beach house! It's cloudy and it's been sprinkling on and off, but it's really nice. What's funny is I wrote a small paragraph about the beach house and later that day my I was told we were heading to the beach house! This is the perfect get away from school, and the a nice way to unwind. Other than getting barely any sleep (Thank you, person snoring) It has been pretty relaxing. 


What else has gone on... honestly I can't think of .... Oh wait! So last Friday (October, 9th) I didn't have school and went to Honey Toast with a few of my friends. We spent a total of about three hours talking and eating, I'm pretty sure that we might have annoyed the employees it's, fine though, we had a great time catching up and I hope I see them all again very soon for two of them are in college now.


Now, I think that's all the life updates I have.... wait.... yep, that's it!
<3,
Vanessa

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Weekend I Won't Forget

Emotions were shed this weekend. The good kind and the bad kind.

I went to my dads house for the weekend. I haven't been there in a few weeks and it's always weird gong to his house when I haven't been there in a while. It started to become odd when my dad and his girlfriend moved in together. I am used to not having him around in my life (living with him) but, I am not used to going to his house and having his girlfriend and her son with him. It's always been my sister, dad, and I hanging out and I could do whatever I want. With his girlfriend and her son around it's like I'm not free to do whatever I want. It's not all bad but it's different, it's the kind of different I am not used to just yet.

Saturday was a fun day, putting aside the headache I had all day. My sister and I stayed at my dad's house while he and his girlfriend went to the zoo. When they came back they picked my sister and I up then we all went to Costco, the airport, and an Asian market. The Asian market was pretty fun because of all the different kinds of foods they sell. Later that night we tried some Asian fruits we have never had before. This was the fun part of my weekend, trying different foods I didn't think I would like. Surprisingly I did like the fruits.

Sunday was spent driving to a cemetery that was two and a half hours from where I live. I "slept" a lot of the time we were in the car. Sleeping in the car is always difficult, the noise, being bumped around, and sunlight kissing your eyeballs when all you want is a dark calm space to drift off. Who ever thought cars would be good for sleeping.... why?

The cemetery we drove to was interesting. It's a natural burial ground which means they bury people and pets in the simplest way. It's a huge forest with an amazing view. It's really hard to explain exactly what they do, but the link will be after this paragraph if you want to take a look at it. We went there in hopes of finding a spot for my dog to be buried in after she passes away, she's got a while to go, but we are prepared now. Clarification: She is still alive, just to clear that. Link to White Eagle 

Going to this place and walking around where many people's bodies are resting was not easy for me. The fact that my dog will be there too did not make it any easier. I shed many tears for this place is unlike all other cemeteries. The feeling you get while standing in the middle of the forest with many souls around is overwhelming. I don't know if I will ever get over the feeling.

Today is Tuesday, October the 6th two days since I was at the cemetery. In class, this morning our math teacher told us she had some bad news. Natalie who went to our school, who had been fighting cancer for five years passed away last night.

There are no words to explain how much this hurts.
But,
What I can say is appreciate the people you have around you and keep your loved ones in your heart.
<3,
Vanessa

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Theme Songs For Ages

Ever since I was about 15 I started matching songs to the age I was. It's fun because it was like your age had and you had a theme song. I wanted to share a few of these songs with you. 


14- More Beautiful You by Jonny Diaz "Little girl 14 flipping through a magazine" 

15- 15 by Taylor Swift- "Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you"

16- Sixteen going on Seventeen by The Sound of Music- "You are 16 going on 17"

17- Dancing Queen by Mamma Mia- "Dancing queen young and sweet only 17"

18- She Will be Loved by Maroon 5- "Beauty queen of only 18"

19- Dancing In The Minefields by Andrew Petersen- "Well, I was 19, you were 21. The year we got engaged. And everyone said we were much too young. But we did it anyway."

21- 21 by Hunter Hayes- "Baby, kids on the run. Gonna party like we just turned 21"

22- 22 by Taylor Swift- "I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22"

23- Thinking Outloud by Ed Sheeran- "And baby my heart can still fall as hard at 23"

If you know an age that matches to a song make sure to let me know in the comments and I'll add it! Oh and happy October 1st! 
<3,
Vanessa 

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