Sunday, July 03, 2011
My husband and I took a short, virtually unplanned trip this weekend-- and it was mostly great fun. We did a LOT of walking (in Manhattan and Brooklyn) and biking, and did a lot of other fun things, including seeing a new hit Broadway show.
What I didn't do: plan good meals, or make good choices. As a result, I didn't have the energy that I usually have when I have good, whole foods and drink plenty of water. I felt sluggish, and the heat was bothering me more than usual. I had periodic headaches, mostly as a result of being off of my usual schedule and not paying attention to the needs of my body.
It was a good reminder that I need to change the way that I live, and that I need to stand up and plan for what my body needs. Just because someone else isn't ready to eat, or wants to eat pizza and bagels for every meal-- doesn't mean that I can't make my own choices. Hunting down my own food (greek yogurt, fruit, granola) should be a priority, and so what if it takes more time? At least I'll feel better and have more energy (and less fat) after eating it.
Choices-- and consequences.