Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Human Garbage Disposal

In an attempt to get myself out of this funk that I have been in for the past few weeks, I have been trying to figure out what I can do to improve my attitude and feel better. I had a bout with the 24 hour flu on Friday, woke up with a sore throat yesterday and woke up with a sinus headache this morning. In evaluating what has gone wrong and what is going right, I have realized that I have neglected to take care of my poor, aging body...and it happened a little at a time.

First of all, I cancelled my gym membership since I was going to start flying again. Since those have plans changed, I haven't renewed because they will charge me the "start-up" fee again. I just don't want to come up with the $79.00 plus the monthly membership fee because, well, I'm stubborn! Can't they see that they are losing money on people like me who just want to start working out again and will pay their dues?? Why oh why do I have to pay the start-up fee...I just think it's stupid...Yes, I'll end up paying it, but I still think it's ridiculous!

Second, I have been taking inventory of my eating habits...No Bueno!...I used to really eat healthy. but have become a "human garbage disposal"!  I LOVE fruits and vegetables and usually only eat meat maybe twice or three times a week. I used to start my day off with a smoothing consisting of fresh strawberries (and any other delicious berries I might have in my freezer), banana, natural unsweetened pineapple juice, half a lemon (peel and all) kale, spinach and a little agave for sweetening. It looks like something out of a Shrek movie, but is really delish and even my *Littles* loved them! I've gotten away from that...not really sure why, just laziness I guess. So after really paying attention to what has gone into my body, I am actually shocked to see that I am not eating the raw fruits/veggies like I was, I have been eating way too much refined sugars, red meat and haven't had a good piece of fish in ages. No wonder I feel like crap most of the time!

Third, I LOVE to bake! I find some of the greatest recipes online through some amazing blogs and the Food Network (that darned Food Network) and have found so much satisfaction in re-creating these delectable treats. The only real problem is that I have sampled WAY too many of them and am now paying the price!

And Fourth, I haven't been as vigilant in studying my scriptures every day. I READ them, but humbly admit that I haven' t really taken the time to STUDY them and for me that has made a huge difference (not in a good way) to how my days have gone. I love to read and have been reading other books (not that there's anything wrong with that) but I haven't given the time I should to the scriptures that I should. Just like the healthy raw fruits and veggies, whole grains and pure proteins that help purify my blood, strengthen my bones and give me energy, the scriptures were written and preserved for me to strengthen my faith, purify my soul and give me the energy that I need to be healthy and successful in life.

Since I have become a human garbage disposal and have abandoned my healthy eating habits, I have felt lethargic and blah. I haven't been as motivated as I once was and my energy levels have dropped immensely. My moods have fluctuated up and down and I haven't felt the joy of living as I normally have.

So now I am on a new diet of healthy fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy proteins, more physical activity with a strong dose of daily scripture study. I am anxious to start feeling good again because, after all, I am NOT supposed to be a Human Garbage Disposal !!


BARBIE said...

I think I could have written this post, the part about being the human garbage disposal. I think sometimes food jumps in my mouth by the way I eat it without any regard to what it's doing to my body. Here's to renewed motivation for both of us!

By Word of Mouth said...

Loved reading your blog this evening.
Your pics, your chats and your ideas on cooking!
btw I was born in Liverpool, my Dad went to school with Paul of The Beatles and dj'd in college at The Cavern!

Jin said...

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