Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I can't stress enough how important exercise is for my mental health. It's quantifiable - when I exercise 45-60 minutes a day, I cry less, I am more optimistic, I accomplish more of my other goals, and I feel better all around. I can keep perspective - even about my grief.
I am sick today, curled up on the couch with a pitcher of water and green smoothie. I had planned on going hiking today - I may edit that to taking a 45 minute walk later on this afternoon. It's windy outside, and has been beautiful weather.
I've begun eating drastically different food the last two days - mostly produce. I have a green smoothie full of fruit and spinach in the morning. A GIANT salad full of greens and goodness for lunch, a slightly starchier veggie (yesterday and today will be sweet potatoes) for when I'm feeling hungry again... yesterday for dinner I made another smoothie because my throat hurt. The day before I did beet greens sauteed with garbanzo beans and hot sauce, which was really good. I also have a bowl full of broccoli and about 1 oz of grilled steak waiting for me in the fridge, for some time. I've tracked all this food - and it's kind of incredible to me that if you eat the right greens in big quantities, you get all the protein, etc. that you need.
So. Anyways. Thus ends today's blog post.