Sunday, May 01, 2011
I have been looking back on my eating habits of the past and present and I have noticed a big difference. Before SP I never really looked at the nutrition label of what I was buying. If it looked good, or better yet, tasted good I bought it and ate it with relish. Now I find myself reading the nutrition label before I put anything in my shopping cart.
I look to see what the calorie count is and mainly what I look at is the sodium. I never payed attention to these things before. Now I look for fresh produce and fresh fruit. I love to visit the local farmers market when our local produce comes in season.
I find myself reading articles and books on nutrition, which give me other ideas and tips I can use to take better care of myself. I am starting to pay attention and listen to my body. I take my time with my meal now so that my body can tell me when I have had enough.
I have started going to a gym again and working with a trainer. As I have gotten older the abuse I did my body when I was younger is coming back to haunt me. All of the jobs that I have done have been physical. When I got out of high school I joined the Marine Corps and was an MP ( Military Police). Well, that was pretty physical and that was the first time I dislocated my knee. Then I was a civilian police officer for three and a half years. For the last twenty-eight years I have been in retail. I was in receiving and also stocking freight. Twenty-eight years of lifting, twisting, bending and turning takes a toll on you. So now I am learning the right way to exercise so that my aches and pains don't put me down. It is a work in progress and I figure I will keep working on it till the day that I die, but that's ok. It gives me a goal to work toward every day and a reason to get out of bed. To me getting older is not that bad if I can get a little wiser too. Here's to the journey !!!