Four Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Healthier Person
Jacked this from facebook, and while I was a little skeptical about it having a similar title to my favorite article written in the universe ever, it is pretty solid. Especially this part:
If language really does dictate how we subconsciously think and feel... how many times have I really heard someone say, 'I'm fat' or 'I'm not fat'.. like it is a state of being and personality all of it's own. People say it with the same grammar used to say one's name, like it's assigned to them. Seems like it couldn't hurt me to start trying to say 'have fat' vs 'am fat' in my talking.Being overweight doesn't mean that you are fat. It means that you have fat. ... Fat is not a flaw.
In other news, I am struggling to eat enough calories right now. While my eat-veggies-everyday slogan is going pretty strongly, the issue I had was I was working night shift and night shift put me entirely out of eating 5 times a day.. instead I was only eating twice a day if I was lucky, and I was tired all the time too. Now I've switched (somewhat, I still have trouble falling asleep early) back to days again, but I do struggle with eating now because I'm not as hungry as I was and I'm sleeping when I was eating. I'm working on this, eating yogurt when I first wake up to get my stomach active before breakfast time, and trying to eat a small breakfast then lunch soon after.. dinner is killing me though, I hardly ate anything at dinner last night. I'm not sure why though, usually I see food and I eat food.
On the bright side of things, my water-savings method is going swimmingly (hahaha), I got a discount snack container that rocks to take with me on my work days, dried figs are helping my tummy a lot (when those run out I'll switch back to prunes because they're cheaper) so I might make some breakfast bars out of those and the rest of my dates, and exercising is slowly but surely being factored back into my lifestyle. I'm starting out slowly this time so that I build up my muscles again (absolutely on the top of the charts for health goals) without burning them out and causing my hips to aggravate.
I'm slowly working on the 30 day yoga videos... I'm not going day by day, I'm simply deciding to do yoga and then doing it so that it doesn't feel like.. such punishment.. which yoga always feels like. XD