Monday, March 25, 2013

Getting Personal


Just a quick check in, and "hello" to those of you who've noticed my absence (and over all inconsistency) as of late. 

This year has proven to be a struggle in certain areas of my life, i.e. health and emotional well being. I'm not happy to admit this, but I believe that acknowledging these things is the first step in correcting them. I've neglected myself so much over these last few months, and in doing so unhappiness has seeped into just about every other area in my life. I'm finally at a breaking point though. A good breaking point. I don't want to miss out on all of the amazing things life has to offer, and I'm the only one in control of making the necessary change.
The reason why I'm sharing this with you is because I plan on making some temporary adjustments to AtV, and being a little more selfish with what type of recipes I post. In an effort to reconnect with the food I love I'll be focusing more on greens, smoothies, and snacks, while eliminating some of the more popular ingredients you're used to seeing me work with - specifically cashews (whomp whomp). I desperately need to jump start my metabolism and and regain the natural energy that was lost because of how poorly I've eaten through the Winter. I'm excited that I get to document this through AtV, because it feels so much like a fresh start. Yay for do-overs!

I'll be back on Wednesday with a new Staple Recipe involving 2 cups of soaked raw Almonds...

In the mean time, all of my love and gratitude to each and every one of you who continue to support AtV!

xoxo - Sarahfaé

12 comments:

  1. I'm kind of in the same boat. Thanks for being real and making the statement "I don't want to miss out on all of the amazing things life has to offer, and I'm the only one in control of making the necessary change." Just what I needed to hear! All the best...

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  2. I can't wait for the new bunch of recipes!! Hang in there! :))))

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  3. Aw, sorry to hear you've been struggling, Sarahfaé. I can certainly relate to the feelings of losing your energy and vitality. Here's to being on the way back up! ::clink::

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  4. Here's to a fresh, spring start. Feel better, body and mind :)

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  5. Thank you for your beautiful and courageous post. It happens more so than we'd like to admit, eh? As a great teacher once taught me, be kind to yourself. Looking forward to more from your blog. Warmly.

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  6. what are you making with the almonds? :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  7. I also am feeling this way. I look forward to helping you inspire me to take care of myself better. Chin up!!!!

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  8. Love your honestly...one of the reasons you're one of my favourites!!! Progress not perfection!!!

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  9. Glad to see you back blogging. I understand about the struggles. I look forward to seeing what new recipes you will be sharing. : )

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  10. Glad to see you back we missed you :). I lived on starch (potatoes) all last winter (Southern Hemisphere here in Tasmania) and by summer was starting to resemble and feel like a spud! I know exactly how you feel and your emotional state is directly related to your physical state. I am planting out beds of kale to ensure I have green smoothie material all winter (and silverbeet!) as my potato days are over! ;). Can't wait to see your new recipes and my curiosity is very piqued by those 2 cups of almonds :)

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  11. Amei conhecer o seu blog e achei maravilhoso. Me visite:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  12. For a long time when I went vegan, I felt kind of bad that I couldn't turn up with some junkie awesome thing and go "hey, look at this perfectly normal, not-even-vaguely-salad-thing that vegans eat", but I was too ill to do that, and I couldn't make things very well then. Eventually I accepted I had to do this for me, not put others first with my eating.

    That was a while back and now the not-great relationship with food that I was freed from when I went raw is rearing its head again, so this is speaking a lot to me. You're brave to speak to us, I will love to see your journey unfold. You're right, accepting it is the first step to healing it.

    best of luck <3

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