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As I was playing frisbee with Junior and Kid Flash last week I spent the whole time telling them I was going inside soon because I was tired. I was literally drained. Then Kid Flash, in a moment of brilliance, made the following observation. “You don’t have no energy. Grown ups are LAZY!” OUCH!
I could take this opportunity to rattle off all the statistics about what percentage of Americans are obese and overweight. Or the percentage of Americans who suffer from diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. But, the only person who matters right now is YOU, Mommy!
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In a previous post, “Hey! What About Me? (Update)”, I shared the beginning of my journey to start taking care of my physical health…for the umpteenth time. I committed to physical exercise, in the form of walking. I also began a daily regimen of starting my day with hot water with lemon and drinking water infused with lemon and strawberries throughout the day.
Huh? What did you say! You wanna know how it’s going? Well, I am happy to report that I am still walking, literally I am walking as I type this post. [I know, I know, but it’s the only way I can get it in. It’s called multitasking. MommyWurk, remember?] And I am still drinking all of my water. [Sidebar: I pee all the time now.] I also tried a new recipe from 100 Days of Real Food. I finally stopped reading and starting DOING. The Kale and Apple salad was delish! I was able to get a bunch of kale from Food Lion for only $0.99. Who the heck said healthy, whole food is expensive? And, kale is not any old regular healthy, whole food. It’s a superfood.
Now, don’t misunderstand me. I haven’t turned into one of those “all or nothing” chicks. I am a firm believer that moderation is the key. Otherwise, you fall off the wagon and are too embarrassed to get back on because you feel like a failure. So, I have given myself permission to take a junk break, but I don’t go overboard. For instance, last night for dinner I had 2 small pieces of cheese pizza and a half a can of Coke. Oh yes, she did! I hadn’t had a Coke in a whole week after previously drinking 1-2 cans/day. Yaaay for me! That’s a major improvement.
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I have 2 more laps…
The moral of the story: Eating healthy + Exercise = Energy
How are you taking care of your physical self so you can have more energy?
Until next time-
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. (3 John 1:2 NIV)