I haven't blogged recently. While some areas of my healthy lifestyle are going really well, others seem to be sliding steadily downhill.
First the good! I have been persevering with exercise and fitness minutes despite having a few injuries slowing me up...I just work around the problem areas of my body and find something new to do.
I've tried some new recipes. I think, for me, trying anything new wakes me up a bit, my tastebuds enjoy the experience, I like the way it feels. I've used some herbs from my container garden and really like the way they add some great flavor to my meals, and teas!
Now for the bad, I'm putting this out there, not to be cheered on, or validated for my bad choices, or reprimanded, just to be honest about my struggles....I continue to eat too many snacks and go over my calories. My "justification" for over-indulgence is that I feel super-sluggish, low energy, brain-fogged, I seriously feel drugged!!!
Okay, so I know many of you are like, "but eating those extra carbs isn't going to help you in the long run....you'll feel more tired after the burst of energy they give you"...and you are RIGHT!!! But, KNOWING it and DOING something about it, are two completely diferent things!!! When I'm tired and feeling blue, it's easier to go with old coping skills, even if they don't work long term...
So, what am I doing about this re-occuring problem? Well, I'm educating myself. I have recently been reading articles about menopause, peri-menopause and diet...trying to research foods that will help me feel more energetic throughout the day. I haven't hit upon a magic book or group of foods yet...I'm limiting caffiene, and making sure I get enough water and fruits and vegetables. I'm getting outside everyday, rain or shine, heat or cold becasue it energizes me and clears my head. I'm trying new things, hobbies, workouts, changing up routines, just to keep my mind more focused.
Thanks for reading! I AM open to hearing about ways other women have coped or are coping with the whole peri-menopause, menopause thing. Particularly, if you have found a book that addresses these issues, I'd love to hear from you! Anyone found a team here on SP that is helpful with this issue?
Thanks everyone!!! Have a great day!