Monday, December 3, 2012

How are you feeling today?

I talk to my students about doing things that make them feel good. Of course, I have to explain what I mean, because I do not want them to go out and do things that are not good for them but makes them feel good. So, I explain that doing things like not doing their homework, being late for class, cheating on test, and other things like that, normally makes them feel terrible so, why not fix the problem by doing their homework, being early for class, not cheating on test......

I have incorporated always wanting to feel good into my own life, and I wonder why I did not do these things before. I use to always be late or right on time for work, and I hate that rushed feeling. Because I like feeling good more than feeling rushed, now I'm early for work almost everyday, and I feel so good. You get my point? Feeling good is about making minor changes.

Since I started working out with the greatest trainer in the world, he really has helped me to focus on my health and eating things that are good for my body most of the time. To aid me with this, I will use My Fitness Pal from time to time, because working out does not make up for a poor diet. (Working out and not seeing results make me feel terrible, and I focus on doing things that make me feel good.)

A few weeks ago, I mentioned to Berhane that I had been eating air popped popcorn, and Berhane sternly stated "those are unnecessary calories." I went home and threw the bag away, and went back to using My Fitness Pal to track my diet, and sure enough, I was consuming around 200 to 300 calories on popcorn, lentil chips, extra peanut butter etc. So, I went back to eating things that only add positively to my body like cottage cheese, these power balls that I make, apples, carrots, and this made me feel so good.

Last Tuesday, there was this party in Georgetown and Rev. Run from the group RUN DMC was the DJ. It was such an awesome party with free food and drinks all night. I ate just a little of the healthiest snacks and had two drinks, and boy did I feel terrible about those two drinks.

Rev. Ron

I talked to Berhane about the drinks and he stated "you are not perfect." He went on to explain that every now and then I will indulge in things that are not good for my body, and it is ok, but he went on to say that I always need to be mindful of everything that I eat so that I will not fall back into my old habits and jeopardize my health and weight lost. (This gave me so much relief.)

However, I  must admit, when I resist popcorn, alcohol, fast food, soft drinks, doughnuts and anything else that jeopardizes my health, I feel so good and strong and rewarded.

So, to keep me honest, I use my fitness pal from time to time, and I evaluate how I am feeling all of the time. If I want to feel good, one of the many things that I do is make sure that I never take a whole day and eat and drink whatever I want to. I may make a few bad eating/drinking decisions every now and then, but I make sure that I do not make bad eating/drinking decisions for an entire day.

Let me know what you do to keep yourself honest and make yourself feel good.

How are you feeling today?


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