Thursday, October 2, 2008

Checking In

I have been thinking a lot about this blog and wanting to write, but just not doing it. I have so much in my head that I just need to get out and then elaborate on later. I need to write that essay "Who are My People?" That weekend was an eye opener, and needs to be chronicled. I also need to write about what happens to me when I read about colorism and beauty ideals...something is going on those will be revisted.

Disipline is the word of the day. I am ready to embark upon some new practices, and my goal (if I am supposed to have one) is to be disiplined. I have to be careful about what I eat now since I have to stop running for a while. My knees are acting up, and while I know this too shall pass, it has been frustrating...I get runner's high, not walker's high! But it is okay, cause my long term goal is a healthy body that functions well....and to no longer be overweight. I only have to lose 10 lbs. to get out of the "overweight" by year's end, most def!

The vegetarian transition is going well. I have had some chicken this week, but for the most part, all veggie! I do eat eggs, cheese, and I am not that picky about things seasoned with meat....this is a transition after all!

I bought some Castille soap for the house as well as some apple cider vinegar and some lemon juice. So now, if I ever decide to clean, I have natural products to use, lol!!! I also intend to make some olive oil concoction for my hair. Right now I just use the coconut oil that I have.

I am reading way too many books, so I have to be disiplined and focus on a few (outside of my dissertation work and my teaching load). Thich Nhat Hanh's Miracle of Mindfullness will be read daily to help me with my sitting practice. Being Black will be read to read about Zen from a sista's perspective ( I have three books by black female Buddhists). I also will look at Buddha Mom, and I am making my way through the hip hop feminism anthology Home Girls Make Some Noise just cause....

I have to say that in the future I need to write about Jessica Care Moore, whose newest book comes out in November....I will check in later....

Viva na paz!!

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