A month of working on my wellness. DAY Eight March 7, 2018
I am wired, but not tired
Tonight, will be another night that I do not reach my goals of turning off my screens by 9 and being in bed by 10. I have a lot of energy right now and it’s 9:45. I try to take advantage of high energy times because during them I can be very productive. I love checking things off my to do list and I am on a roll. A few considerations: 1. I have been off caffeine since Monday. I powered through a lull this morning and the rest of the day felt energized. 2. I took a day off of cross fit or any other workout. Time to heal. I have not reached 12k steps yet either and I am not sure that I will. 3. I am not sticking to anything perfectly which is a challenge for me as perfectionist, nonetheless I still feel really good, and certainly way better then when I started this 8 days ago. Could what I am doing be working?
What to get rid of and how to do it
You have to do what makes sense to you. There are so many factors to consider when making lifestyle changes. One thing to consider is that you don’t have to go all in and do it all. You can, as Alicia Silverstone says when talking about becoming vegan, lean into it. You can lean in to meditation, changes in what, how much and when you eat, your use of medications and recreational drugs, how, when and with what intensity you move your body, what supplements you use. It has to make sense and fit for you psychologically, emotionally, physically, financially, spiritually; you get what I am saying I am sure! Dr. Kelly Brogan makes some suggestions of what you should get rid of right away, here’s her list: 1. Gluten-containing proteins (found in wheat, barley, and rye), 2. Most forms of sugar (refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial sugars), 3. Nonorganic and genetically modified (GM) foods such as corn, soy, and canola oil, 4. Unhealthy fats (processed vegetable oils), 5. Casein (the protein found in dairy products including milk and cheese). On this list are items that we put into our gut that disrupts our gut environment and cause inflammation.
Are you at all interested in making a dent in this list and see what happens? I am! I already have the unhealthy fats and casein conquered. Right now, I am working on sugar and gluten. If I visit my home town on Long Island, there’s NO way I am not having a bagel- just saying.
With love & gratitude, Jodi