A Visit From the Bad News Bears

I got one. I really aim to keep my “personal life” out of my blog, but this is too much of a thing to not talk about, as it will be an issue for a bit. Cancer. In my direct family. I’ve had an aunt die of breast cancer, and my Grandpa passed away in February from cancer (though he did beat a few types before that). I’m still way too much in shock to really know what to think.

But my healthy instincts geared right up with “doing”. I have already dropped off some Kombucha, and made mad-healthy-fresh juice (which Mrak and I have done twice), to my father.

Luckily he liked the juice, which today had Kale, Celery, Carrots, Apples, an Orange, Parsley, Ginger, and Garlic in it. Woohoo for juicing! It also makes me much happier to be doing the half-marathon because my cardio has been lacking. Walking is great, but I don’t get my heart rate up enough. And running helps me release aggression and/or helps me have less aggression (not to mention anxiety!).

Needless to say I’m pretty upset, and scared. But I have hope. I really want to bring more healthy food into my dad’s life, and maybe we could go walking. Since I live nearby him and his 3 kids from his first marriage don’t, I can do us all a favor and be a huge support to him. I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t.

I like juicing really healthy greens, and sometimes even if it doesn’t taste the best, I know it’s what’s good for me, and I like it because of that. Plus, eating healthy grows on you. And if you lessen the high-fructose corn syrup in your diet, your taste buds improve. I know I need to keep doing that.

Anyway, I could ramble on for all sorts of hundreds of words, but I better go do some orderly things, and get to bed at a decent hour so I can get up early for the 4th of July, and there’s a reason why which I will blog about like I have most years since I found Darryl Nathan.

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2 Responses to A Visit From the Bad News Bears

  1. Bhealthier says:

    Im sorry to hear about your family’s health issues. My aunt also died of breast cancer, she was my step-grandfather’s daughter. I hope your dad enjoys the juices you make because I know I would! Healthy should be an important factor in choosing what you consume, taste is important as well but as you said, taste will change as you change the foods you eat i.e HFCS.

  2. amandoo says:

    thanks laural, it’s not easy right now. i am about to make him some more juice, myself too. it really makes eating healthy and working out/training for the half marathon all that more meaningful to me. thanks for your support!

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