Wednesday, March 13, 2013
J.R and My Fresh Perspective
Hello there and Happy Wednesday!
was a whirlwind, and I'm a little glad that it's come and gone. I think everyone
in my house was feeling the effects of losing an hour of sleep and waking up while it was
still dark thanks to the time change over the weekend. (Plus, Hubby has a sinus infection
and isn't feeling well, so neither one of us slept well.) We were grumpy, tired, and rushing
around and we kind of got off on the wrong foot.
The rest of the day was pretty much the same way. Life happens....
Everyone had calmed down a bit by dinner time, and we did manage to sit down to
dinner together before we watched the episode of Dallas that we recorded on Monday
We may (or may not have cried a little during J.R's funeral.) I think it was the reality of
knowing that Larry Hagman has actually passed away that made it seem so real. Or,
maybe we are a little too invested in our favorite T.V shows. ;)
This morning, I woke up with a fresh perspective on life. It occurred to me that with all the
diet trends that are going around right now that maybe I've gotten things out of perspective.
I feel that I need to focus more on my health, than on fat loss, or muscle gain, or carb intake,
or protein intake, etc. I believe that when I focus on LIFE, and living a LONG and HEALTHY
one, that everything will fall into place.
I don't want to make this into a nutrition post, or even a nutrition debate. I just want to remind
myself of my most important goal. I want to live a long and healthy life! A life free of disease,
and too many prescription medications.
I realize now that eating a banana for a snack at 4:30 in the afternoon (even though I worked
out in the morning and don't really "need carbs") is absolutely not the worst thing I can do!
From today and moving forward, I'm going to focus on daily moderate exercise, eating fruits,
vegetables, lean proteins, complex carbs, healthy fats, and whole grains, and less fat and sugar.
The words that I want to keep in mind are heart disease, cholesterol, blood pressure, and
diabetes. I think preventing those things is more important than how many carbs I eat.
Again, I don't mean to bash any certain nutrition plan that anyone else is following, or believes
in, I just want to mention what I need to clarify in my own life. I'm not 20 anymore, and I do
need to focus on healthy living so that I can be around for a LONG time.
I'm focusing on LIFE and HEALTHY and not on diets! I'm going to live healthy, and I believe
that when I do that, the weight I want to lose will take care of itself. My focus needs to be on
how healthy I am on the INSIDE, and let the outside change as a result of my inner change.
Deep thinking? Yea, I know! ;)
Why didn't I think of this before?
Do you ever get caught up in counting carbs, calories, fats, and protein, and forget to focus
on HEALTH and living a long LIFE?