Eating Healthy

I want to eat healthy. I really do, but it is SO DAMN DIFFICULT!! There are so many factors that need to come together for you to be able to eat healthy. You need time, money and resources I do not have. I don’t think most people have them. I think that eating healthy is harder than people make it seem. I think it’s great that JESSE eats healthy, good for him. I just wish I could eat healthy too.

First thing you need is time. You need to be able to go to get the groceries and this means, working during the day. The problem with working night shifts is also the best part about it. I used to work 20 miles from home, but at 11PM on a weekday, you don’t really hit any traffic. You’re also too sleepy in the morning to be able to go to the store and make healthy choices.

Having the ability to make healthy choices is another obstacle. You have to have the options for foods. There are a lot of people who grew up where I did who have no idea what Quinoa is and have never seen a dragon fruit outside of a pack of gum. It’s a sad state, but there are more fast food outlets open 24 hours by my house than grocery stores open past 9. Then again, I don’t live anywhere near what you would call a rich neighborhood.

I am poor. I have about enough money to pay my student loans and bills while living with my parents. Not to mention my car breaking down every few months and trying to plan a wedding. How am I supposed to decide that the organic bananas are “worth it”? Why would I ever pick something that will cost more, but make my salad taste awesome, when ranch is cheap?

I want to eat healthy; I want to do better, but when it comes to choosing between my student loan and driving 20 miles out of my way to go to a store where I feel out of place and reminds me of my ignorance all to try and be a little healthier when I watch Netflix, I will probably not make that choice.