I'm not really a health nut because I don't work out daily. Hell, I rarely work out. If you followed me on my previous blogs, you'll know that my New Year's resolution for the year was to get my A1c down to a "normal" level and SURPRISE! It's at a 6.6 right now. That feels so awesome. I decided to do it with food only and my insulin intake.
But that's not what this blog post is about. This post is going to be about the importance of keeping everything at a pleasant balance. The whole thing here is that your well-being and your health and the way you feel all have to do with what is put in your mouth. Sure, there are things that happen without an actual reason or a cause. But for the most part, what you eat has a lot to do with the rest of your wellness.
If you're a busy person like me, putting together fundraisers, working and having freelance gigs on the side, staying up to par is necessary in order to meet deadlines, get everything done AND not fall asleep at work there needs to be a balance. Of what you say? Of everything. I know, bear with me because sometimes I can't even do it right. I tend to stay up too late, drink too much coffee, eat heavy food, not exercise. EEK! What kind of person am I?
But if you think about it, people say that as adults we should be getting six to eight hours of sleep. I am happy to get five. But I do drink a lot of water and eat a lot of vegetables. Two great things going for me. I keep a McDonald's large cup on my desk that I use for water. That way, I don't have to worry about taking it home and no one will steal it. Logical and grand. It makes me drink a whole 32 ounces of liquid at a time.
Water has so many benefits, it's amazing. It cleans out your pours, makes your organs work better, eliminates waste from your body, helps speed up your metabolism, keeps your brain functioning and alert, and most of all, keeps you hydrated! Can you really complain? I guess, if you take it to the level of discussing Chicago's drinking water. Bleh.
And did you know, drinking a cup of water first thing in the morning will help to wake you up better than anything else? You might need coffee after, but give it a try!
Green foods have a lot of iron and fruit, most of it, has a lot of fiber. Want your source of vitamins? Eat green stuff and sweet natural stuff!
One of my old co-workers talked about how he can't eat anything heavy or else he gets groggy and this guy was always on his feet. Gym in the mornings, eating healthy salads and going out at night. He really had it down. And he kept it going. It was amazing, but those were the first instances in which I realized that the food and the feeling went together.
So what to take of this?! Eat greens, drink lots of water, throw an apple in your lunch pail and get as much sleep as you can! Do it and you'll feel tons better. You are only accountable to yourself and how you feel and where you are is always going to be your fault or your success. It all starts with you. Now make it happen!