Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My begrudging attempt to be healthier.

Oh man. I haven't updated in a long time. I had to just go check what the last thing I actually wrote about was (finishing BSG, if you were curious) in order to figure out where I left off in my life updates. So, okay. Over a month. Let's see.

I'm sure this comes as no surprise to anyone, but I've primarily just been up to my eyeballs in Job Hunters stuff. We've officially passed the halfway mark with filming, which is incredibly exciting. We're premiering our first episode this weekend at Emerald City Comic Con, and then posting it online for its "world-wide launch" the following Wednesday.

It's a little nerve-wracking to already be posting the early episodes while we're still working on finishing the late episodes, but we'll get there. We're still on Season 1, and it's all an experiment. :)

Other life news includes the brain-crushingly infuriating process of house-hunting. Some of my friends and I are trying to move (I absolutely love my house and the location but it's time for a change of scenery) and HOLY CRAP moving is annoying. I've been scouring house-hunting sites every morning, emailing and calling realtors, scheduling appointments to view houses. But over and over again, either the houses are too weird, too small, one of the bedrooms doesn't have a door (seriously), too close too the freeway. Or on the flip side, the house is PERFECT but the realtor decides to give it to a nice little family rather than a handful of creative-minded twenty-somethings. Come on. So it's been a headache.

To sort of.. ease that process, I've really been trying to make other positive healthy life changes. Not in a "oh look at me, I exercise now" kind of way. More in a "dangit, my mom was right all along, exercise and eating healthy DOES improve your life" kind of way. So I've been experimenting with running (which sucks) and cutting out super unhealthy foods. Actually, I started a strict 80/20 policy for myself. I'm never going to entirely STOP eating oreos and cheesecake and McDonald's french fries and brie cheese slathered all over crackers. So I decided if I eat healthy 80% of the time, it can sort of excuse the 20% where I eat like a 5 year old.

I always hated cooking in general but I've been playing around in the kitchen a little lately, which is totally foreign to me. Rosianna inspired me to eat more veggies and salads via the deviously delicious ingredient quinoa. I've found that cooking with quinoa or cous cous actually makes boring old vegetables and salads something totally good-tasting and exciting and filling.

I also made my first casserole the other day. I've never made a casserole before. Now granted, this was a tater tot casserole and wasn't healthy by ANY stretch of the imagination, but I was proud of myself for being inventive with the leftovers I had from my night out at the AFK Tavern when I brought home half an order of +2 Tots.

Anyway. I find that people can get REALLY annoying when they start being all "HEALTHY!!@!12" and telling everyone how awesome they are because of how "HEALTHY!@#$#" they're being, so I'm probably not going to talk about it a lot. I just wanted to share, that this is what I've been (attempting to) do with the time I haven't really been blogging. It's hard work, man. But as annoying as it is, people really ARE telling the truth when they say this stuff helps.

Can't wait to share Job Hunters with you all, and I'll hopefully be back more quickly than last time with my next update!


AmyK7 said...

It's really exciting to hear about your house moving plans! I hope it all works out for you sooner and you don't encounter more rooms-without-a-door type problems, haha. That is great about you eating more healthily, that's definitely something I need to start putting more effort into doing. I'm not a member of a gym so I would try running too..though that would require even having a pair of runners. Pahaha. Anyway, I'm super super excited to see Job Hunters & I'm really proud of everything you've been doing, it must be a lot of hard work. And I mean, the fact that it's premiering at ECCC is freaking amazing. Also, your tweets from yesterday about your attempts at borrowing your roommate's bunny had me laughing so hard. Are you going to adding Bunny Wrangler to your list of jobs now as well as cat wrangler? lolol. Best of luck with everything! <3

Dillypoo said...

It takes just as much time to peel a banana as it does to open a bag of cookies, so just make making healthy choices a priority.


---a fan who's probably the same age as your mother

nelamonster said...

Every time I was stressed about something, someone would come up to me and say "why don't you start doing sports?", literally at least once a day. It's amazing how I kept listening to these comments and not doing anything about it. And now that I've started swimming again, I'm all like "GOSH. This is so good, why has nobody told me this would be so much fun?!"

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Jade Elizabeth said...

I find it amusing that the ad in the sidebar is featuring Paula Dean.

VicMorrowsGhost said...

So you're super busy and tired... and you take up running? Someone's VERY motivated.

Over the episodes of Job Hunters are we going to see you getting more fit and energetic?

partyweetow said...

It took me awhile to get into running, but when I did, I loved it, but I've noticed that music makes a world of difference. Most of the time, I listen to Rent, because I get into it so much that I forget about the actual running.

And I don't have a room to my door. Of the three rooms on the second floor, only one does. My grandpa built the second floor, though, and he had 5 kids, so I can *kinda* see why they aren't there. xD

kira902k said...

Yay! I'm so excited for Job Hunters! My friends keep talking about job hunting for this summer and I keep getting briefly confused ( "you're going to violently fight each other to try to win a job?" ).

Also, I am not excited for the day when I have to go and try to find a house by myself/with friends. Seems annoying. It was bad enough going with my parents back in the day.

Rosianna is actually who made me want to eat healthy and exercise too! Her videos have been absolutely inspiring. She seems so satisfied and excited about life (I actually started a health blog on tumblr called "vigourfortheday". A quote from her Self Improvement video).
AND I AGREE QUINOA IS A MAGICAL FREAKING GRAIN-THING. Another quality lesson from Rosianna.
It actually helps me so much every time she blogs or talks about healthy eating or exercise. So I definitely wouldn't mind you talking about it too. It'd keep me motivated and stuff. But whatever floats your boat, I suppose :)

Okay I really have to stop with these excessively long comments.

Try to blog again soon! :)


Katie said...

I feel your pain with the house hunting, some friends and I are trying to find a house for next year and the best one so far had a bathroom that you entered from the hallway, but was connected without a door to the closet of a different room... so strange

Jane Clique said...

Running is awesome! I, too, wish I had more time for healthy things.

My advice is remember to drink lots of water, you don't want to strain your body with exercise on top of your busy schedule.

Shira A said...

I assure you, Kristina, you're not the only one who's behind on your blog. I'm definitely not up-to-date...thanks to all the Doctor Who I'm watching. But I love the Doctor and I've got tons of vacation on my hands so I might as well use it.

Good for you for eating healthy. I find that vacation makes me eat not-as-well, especially with Passover and I should do what you are.

Also, are you doing Script Frenzy?

You're just so funny sometimes said...

Ugh I wish I had read this before eating dinner. Now those Little Debbie Swiss rolls feel like 270 calories of guilt and regret sitting in my stomach. I didn't walk my usual mile today so I forgot to be healthy.

Also, HOUSE HUNTING! Since I was so young when my dad was in the military that's something I missed out on so I can't give you any advice except: do not sweat it if you leave something behind. You'll remember the important things. My siblings and I rarely think of all the Barbie shoes and Legos we've left scattered across the country. :P