My mom has always said “it’s not about what you do all of the time or some of the time, it’s what you do MOST of the time that makes a difference.” This mantra was applied to everything from exercise to practicing musical instruments to eating. As a successful personal trainer and herbalist, she is able to motivate people into healthier lifestyles everyday, so her theory must work. Being a procrastinator myself, this always made sense, though I rarely follow through (I have even put off writing this first blog post for some time, ha ha) .
Jumping into my mothers footsteps, I have decided to partner with one of my best friends on a journey to lead a healthier more sustainable life, and to share this adventure with others. Sure, we are flooded with the knowledge that organic food is better for you, that plastic is bad, this and that cause cancer, blah, blah, blah. But, how can we translate this knowledge into our fast paced, consumer driven, disposable lifestyles? Will it really be worth the time, energy and higher price to seek out local farmers that commit to sustainable, organic practices instead of running to my local, affordable, convenient Wal-mart just down the street? Sometimes I want to throw up my hands and say that since everything will kill me (or so it seems) why even bother?
Ok, I am throwing up my hands, raising them up in a little prayer that I will make it through this experiment, that I will find some truth, perhaps a better way, and that maybe, just maybe, someone out there will benefit from all this.