#4, & #5 Brain Power
Friday, November 29, 2013
4. What motivates you to stay committed to a healthy lifestyle?
As I type right now I have been suffering from the flu. I am just starting to introduce solid food back into my diet. Feeling this bad, but way better than yesterday is one way to look at my day to day motivation. I am not a perfectionist. It’s never all going to get done and I certainly am not the one who can do anything more than the best that I can do today.
When I think about executing on my business plan right now from my bed (I ought to move to the couch pretty soon), it’s not discouraging or frightening to know that as far as production goes who knows? I am an optimist to the core. I’m sure when I am up to it the market will still be there and I will have my place in it to earn my living.
Knowing what I know about nutrition and fitness I have a great advantage to seize the day once I am back on food. There’s always a silver lining…I’m a horrible faster and even though it is because I have been sick, I have had one of the most successful 3 day fasts that I have ever not planned. I lost 4 pounds.
5. What demotivates you and takes you off your fitness and health goals?
Maybe when I’m feeling really healthy I partake in things that I shouldn’t. Everything in moderation…including moderation has always been one of my favorite mottos. As I pause today and start introducing solid food into my diet again, I will be very mindful of what I put into my body and how my body reacts to it. Because I’ve been sick, I have had to pay attention to my hydration and taking care of my poor brain.
Brain health is where it’s at for me. The glycemic index and diets that focus on good carbs are for me. It’s all about feeling good and being mindful of what’s best for my body starts with nutrition. Working out is important and I like it a lot, but it’s what I eat that really counts and supports my health decisions. Alcohol, sugar, white flour, and salt are at the top of my list for demotivators for my health and fitness goals. Staying away from them will go a long way to keep me on the right path.